Jagdish Chaudhry honoured by GOPIO with a Gyan Award

Jagadish chaudhary

 

Jagdish Chaudhry with Matt Keane, MP Hornsby and Raman Bhalla, Liberal candidate for Blacktown

When Jagdish Chaudhry, an Indian senior moved from Delhi’s Mayur Vihar to be with his children and help them raise his grandchildren, little did he know that his training in Yoga will come in not only handy but help hundreds of other Indians who seek yoga for all sorts of reasons – to improve health, to relieve themselves from stress and be able to lead a generally happy, healthy life.

Says Chaudhry, “I went to Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan for my own health concerns as I had developed Asthma when I was posted in Calcutta. My health improved when pursued Yoga and I became keenly interested in helping others. I finally became a teacher and was administering five yoga classes a day after having trained as a yoga teacher myself.”

He adds, “When I came to Sydney and stayed with my sons in Hornsby I started to meet people and make friends in a local park. I started to take yoga classes in the evenings which became quite popular with the visitors to the park as number swelled. But then my family moved to Thornleigh and I have been teaching yoga at Indo Aus Bal Bharati Hindi School to children every Sunday in school terms.”

Jagdish Chaudhry takes yoga classes with Sri Om Care Foundation’s senior group every Monday at 10am at Pennant Hills Community Centre. Seniors just love it and ask all sorts of health related questions of Jagdish who patiently advises exercises as well as breathing techniques and health benefits of various herbs, spices and other foods.

Recent Gopio’s Gyan Awards honoured Jagdish for his service to the community and him helping Indian community lead better life. His followers are not only seniors but young as well who every Sunday learn yoga under him. He teaches all his students, young and the old, with a lot of patience and answers difficult health related concerns with simple answers. His yoga sessions comprise simple exercises for seniors for whom it is difficult to sit on the floor whereas some others can do quite difficult poses of yoga. Children love Chaudhry’s yoga sessions just before they start their Hindi lessons at IABBV.

Says Chaudhry, “Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan started in 1967 and now run yoga classes all over Delhi which have become extremely popular. As teacher we were taught not to charge and it is my humble service to the community. That’s all.”

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