Yoga for all: Dhaka Flow’s yoga classes at Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park
In the bustling city of Dhaka, where life moves at a frenetic pace, finding moments of serenity can be a challenge. However, thanks to Dhaka Flow, residents now have the opportunity to improve their physical and mental well-being through free yoga classes, which are being held from 1 September to 28 October at Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park. Through the park sessions — scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays — everyone can experience the benefits of yoga.
Yoga as an age-old practice has the power to transform lives. It not only improves physical flexibility but also boosts mental clarity. These yoga classes — conducted by four certified yoga instructors — cater to beginners and seasoned yogis alike.
"I believe every park in our country should have free yoga classes. Yoga helps us to understand our body, mind, and spirit. I think the more people know about yoga, the more they will want to practise it because yoga has so many benefits," said Shazia Omar, co-founder of Dhaka Flow.
She continued, adding, "We also want to promote a healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy nutrition through this two-month-long program. And so, our sponsor is Olio Orolio as it is a good oil to cook with and use. We want people to know about mental health, self-confidence, and healthy interpersonal relationships through our park sessions."
The Managing Director of EC Organic Products Ltd (ECOPL) — distributor company of Olio Orolio — Tanveer Chowdhury, remarked, "During COVID-19, we started becoming health conscious and took care of our body and mental health. We focused on how to survive longer and lead healthier lifestyles and I am also into fitness and yoga. This is where the inspiration came from — to collaborate with Dhaka Flow and promote healthy living."
The sessions will go beyond physical flexibility; they will delve into mindfulness and meditation, fostering a deeper connection between mind and body. The classes focus on holistic well-being — a response to the stress and challenges of modern life.
"I enjoy practising yoga because it helps me with my mental and physical health. It also lets me explore my personality, aiding me in cultivating compassion and understanding of others. I have learned a lot of lessons and I can apply them to other aspects of my life," explained Marc Thiry, a yoga enthusiast who is participating in these sessions.
Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a complete novice, there's a class tailored to your level. From gentle stretches, and relaxation techniques for beginners to advanced breathing exercises for experienced practitioners, these classes are for a wide spectrum of yoga enthusiasts.
These free yoga classes are more than just an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body – they are a chance to connect with like-minded individuals.
"People are coming together under one roof and discussing different aspects of yoga through this program. This is a wonderful initiative and I believe it is just the start; we have only scratched the surface and hopefully, it will turn into a wellness movement," remarked Faria Athar Khan, who is one of the yoga instructors and is doing MSc in yoga therapy from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) in India.
Many people may wish to attend regular yoga classes taken by professionals, but find it expensive or not worth the expenditure. For them, it is undoubtedly a must-attend program.
So, mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and wellness by joining free yoga classes by Dhaka Flow at Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park, Gulshan-2!
For more information, please visit: https://www.dhakaflow.com/events/category/classes/