Punjab villagers take up yoga

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Ferozpur, Mar 27 (ANI): Believing in the truism "Health is Wealth", the villagers of Punjab's Ferozpur District are promoting a yoga campaign in their community.

For many of them, their day starts at dawn and the first task of the day is to practise yoga.

This yoga drive has been taken up by the rural folk of Begawali village. They are not backed by the government or supported by any NGO.

Most of the villagers are engaged in farming whole day and in their free time they practice yoga

The credit for promoting yoga in the village goes to Lal Chand, who taught and spread awareness about yoga.

"Nobody in the village used to practice yoga before. I was practicing it alone. Now slowly, everybody has joined in and every family practices it. Earlier, villagers were suffering with several ailments, but now as they are practicing yoga, they are fine and healthy", said Lal Chand.

Yoga has become a part of their daily routine. They have treated many ailments by practicing yoga regularly.

They keep fast once a week and do yoga everyday. Even womenfolk of the village are practicing it actively.

" I was taking medicines before, but it was not helpful. Rather, I was feeling more unwell. Then I started doing yoga and it helped very much. I am absolutely healthy now and actively managing household chores", said Raj Rani , a villager.They have also collectively banned alcohol in their village. A local store, which used to sell liquor, is closed now. They have vouched to adopt healthy options for improving their lifestyle. By Avtar Gill (ANI)

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