September 6: Zen-Den Yoga Center and Fitness Factory for women was inaugurated on Wednesday in Gilgit. It provides a fully equipped gym facility and a unique opportunity to girls and women to learn yoga, which combines physical and spiritual benefits of fitness and meditation.
Founder of Zen-Den Sadaf Khan is a yoga expert who noticed the lack of adequate facilities for women in Gilgit city for healthy physical activity. She has started her center with the aim to help women improve their physical and mental health at a modern facility which is also equipped with high quality exercise machines.
Yoga is a very popular activity across the word and well-known for its positive effects on the mind and body. “Yoga elevates the mood, improves concentration and memory and also helps lower stress,’ said Sadaf. “It cures stomach related diseases such as gastro-intestinal problems, boosts immunity and helps maintain healthy weight. It is also efficient in lowering blood pressure and glucose levels and pains such as in the back and knees,” she added.
A large number of female participants attended the inauguration ceremony. They were pleased to find such a facility near their homes. Zen-Den is located near Amir Hayat Chowk on KIU Road in Sonikote, Gilgit. It is perfectly located for university-going students, working women and house-wives alike.