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First yoga center for Afghan women opens in Kabul

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First yoga center for Afghan women opens in Kabul

The first yoga center has opened in Kabul city and provides an opportunity for Afghan women to work on their mental and physical health.

Afghan women are joining this center to find relief from Kabul’s stressful life.

“Our environment is not peaceful. Afghan women are under a lot of stress and pressure. We can use yoga to relax our brain and comfort ourselves,” said Rukhsar Habibzai, one of the members of the yoga club.

Fakhriya Ibrahimi Mumtaz is the first “Yogini”, yoga practitioner, in Afghanistan.

Established and managed by a group of Afghan women, the center is open only for women in order to ensure a safe environment for the members.

“In order to help Afghan women improve their mental and physical health, we have invested in this center,” said Tahmina Mohed, one of the investors in the center.

Originated in India, yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines.



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