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Yoga teachers online classes proving a hit

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Health | Published: | Last Updated:

A yoga teacher’s online classes have become a hit with people during lockdown.

Punam Singh

More than 1,000 people have tuned in lessons held by instructor Punam Singh, 46, from Wolverhampton.

She has been teaching yoga over Zoom – which is a videoconferencing program - where she has taken people through different exercises.

Ms Singh says yoga has been a great benefit for helping people’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has proved a challenging time for everyone.

She said: “This is something that is very good for people.

“I want to bring my classes to more people in Wolverhampton.”

Ms Singh used to teach classes at libraries and community centres in the Black Country before lockdown.

However she has carried on the classes online free of charge from her home.

To mix things up, Punam has been holding classes from Wolverhampton's West Park.

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She feels holding free classes is important because of the difficult circumstances people have faced amid the pandemic.

"Most people are not working, they don't know how to pay," she said. "I want to reach out to those people."

Punam emphasised the importance of yoga to people's health and wellbeing.

"Again, it doesn't just benefit your physical body it is great exercise for your mind and general wellbeing," said Punam.

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Yoga is something that Punam is passionate about, having taught the exercise for some decades.

She used to teach yoga in India before she moved to England in 2005.

She has been teaching yoga in the country since 2012.

To take part in Punam's classes, visit www.facebook.com/ratnashree.yoga. Or to contact her, email o: punamg.k.singh@gmail.com.

Yoga dates back to ancient India, having been developed in the country's northern region some 5,000 years ago.

The exercise gained prominence in the Western World during the 20th century thanks to efforts of people such as the Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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