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Yoga holiday for Pakistanis at Hindu Kush Heights

After a yoga camp in India helped her rediscover and cleanse herself, a young Pakistani practitioner is trying to organise similar camps in the relatively safe locales here.
Aisha Chapra, a Karachi-based yoga teacher, found solace in yoga as she was trying to tide over a bad patch. She was depressed, disoriented and directionless and yoga gave her peace.

But the real self-discovery came at a camp last year at Sivananda Kutir, on the banks of the river Ganga in Uttarkashi, where she was nicknamed ‘Sathya’ by the ‘Mataji’ in-charge of the ashram. ‘We began with honouring Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles, and suffering, and then we honoured Lord Vishnu, the preserver of our manifested universe,’ she posted on her blog.  In the third week, with the full moon lunar eclipse close by, we offered flower, kum kum, and rice to the Divine Mother. And in our last week we asked Lord Siva, the King of Dance, to pull us through the last of our blocks,’ she wrote.
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