Embassy in Egypt launches Yoga courses

yoga 1170x350 webThe Cairo Embassy of India has started eight-week long yoga courses for beginners and intermediate learners in Cairo from April 2.

The courses are conducted at Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) of the Cultural Wing of the Embassy of India-Cairo in Zamalek area of Cairo. These classes will not convene on Indian holidays. Opened in 1992, MACIC popularizes Indian culture. Its past events included Kathakali dances in last August.

Yoga is reportedly becoming popular in Egypt and reports suggest that there are about 40 yoga studios/schools/facilities in Cairo area; with names like Shanti Yoga, Mudra Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Khana, etc. and Yoga Vidya in Giza area.

Yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychiatric

Currently Embassy of India is presenting till April 27 a “Festival of India in Egypt” with the title “India by the Nile 2017” in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Port Said and Ismailia; which includes tales of Hindu gods-goddesses-demons through dance, a session including “spiritual discipline of Yoga”, Sufi music, Bollywood Dance Workshop, Kuchipudi and Kathak dances, etc. “The program is rich and eclectic with a wide canvas spanning empowerment of women”, an announcement says.

Sanjay Bhattacharyya is Ambassador of India to Egypt.

India Post News Service

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