In today’s fast-paced world, faced with handling the pressures of life at par with men, women are hard-pressed to find both the time and the means to meet all their needs. Every woman wants to look good, to have the best body possible, to be fit and healthy, to have the physical, mental and emotional strength and stamina to deal with her own needs as well as those of her family, work, career and community. This is challenging given that ‘time’ has become such a precious commodity.

But Artistic Yoga, the unique, ground-breaking approach to yoga formulated by Yoga Guru Bharat Thakur, has an answer for today’s women.  Its’ group classes are a dynamic experience that, in the space of only 1-hour, take one from a warm-up, a dynamic workout and stretches to an energized but relaxed, meditative state.  At the physical level, the classes help to tone, strengthen and shape the body - making women feel good and confident about how they look. At the same time, blood circulation improves the body systems and helps it to function better.

Women’s bodies, designed as they are for child bearing, have their cycles of menstruation, pregnancy, post-pregnancy and menopause.  The hormonal changes that each cycle brings are associated with a host of symptoms and related problems such as premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, headaches, body pain, mood swings among others.  However, Artistic Yoga classes have helped women to achieve optimum health and fitness which helps them to better cope with these cycles. Additionally and very importantly, the workouts with its selection of asanas, bandhas and breathing techniques, have helped women to alleviate these symptoms, restore hormonal balance, emotional equilibrium and a sense of well-being.

Given today’s sedentary lifestyle, losing weight and keeping it off, is also a big issue for many women.  Weight is a sensitive issue for women and they are not always comfortable working out in mixed classes.  In response to this need, Artistic Yoga Centres offer on-going Weight Loss Programs for women both at our overseas and local centres on demand.  These ground breaking programs are a boon for women wanting to get rid of extra kilos and awkward bulges that lower their confidence and self-esteem.

With too many responsibilities to shoulder, today’s woman often feels quite fragmented at the end of the day. But with Artistic Yoga workout she can remain serene, contented and connected to herself.  Even though the Artistic Yoga promotions are generic and targeted at both men and women, 80 percent of Artistic Yoga group classes are attended by women. Private classes are also offered in the privacy of the client’s own home. These one-on-one classes allow the teacher to customize a program to meet the individual’s needs.

Whether in group or through private class, Artistic Yoga is a contemporary approach to the ancient and beautiful science of Yoga devised specially for today’s woman.  Artistic Yoga classes are available at Panampilly Nagar in Kochi. For more info call 1800-102-1000 or log on to

Compiled by Sunil