Based out of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, Yogi Haider has been working tirelessly for more than two decades to spread yoga in the country.
He founded an organisation ‘Way of Nature’ through which he provides free (public) and paid (private) training in yoga.
Instead of linking Yoga with any religion, Yogi Haider focuses on health benefits of it. He even claims that the Yoga was originated in Pakistan’s Multan area.
He further uses “Allah Hoo” instead of “Om” in certain asanas as he believes that it connects the practitioner to God just like a Sufi.
However, his workshop was attacked in Lahore by radicals who believed that yoga belongs to Hindu culture and blamed him for promoting it.
In 2014, a yoga centre run by one of his friends was burned to the ground.
Despite all the threats, he continues to teach Yoga for a healthy living.