If you have had enough of Indian Yoga Guru Ramdev, on the occasion of International Yoga Day, we introduce you to Pakistani Yoga Guru, Shamshad Haider.
#InternationalYogaDay: Meet Baba Ramdev's Pakistani Counterpart, Yogi Haider
Prachi | Last Modified - Jun 21, 2016, 15:28 IST
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His organisation teaches yoga to over 10,000 students in Islamabad, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore and his students include Pakistani politicians such as Qaim Ali Shah and Ghulam Mustafa Khar.
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He believes that yoga is science and refrains himself from linking yoga with religion. He uses “Allah Hoo” instead of "Om" in certain asanas as he believes that it makes the practitioner spiritually connected to God just like a Sufi.
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Haider’s workshop was attacked by radicals in Lahore, who believed that yoga belongs to the Hindu culture and he is promoting it.