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Yoga to relax sex workers

Sex workers throughout India will be taught Yoga by organisations devoted to welfare of prostitutes.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2006 17:13 IST

Now, sex workers throughout the country would be taught Yoga under the aegis of Bhartiya Patita Uddhar Samiti, an organisation devoted to the welfare of prostitutes. Another organization - The Friends Society - has also decided to help them.

The first camp has commenced in the Shivdaspur area of Varanasi by Swamy Yogeshwaranand, a disciple of Yoga Guru Swami Ramdeo.

According to President of Bhartiya Patita Uddhar Sabha, Yoga will help the sex workers in keeping themselves mentally and physically fit. Prolonged sex act makes them physically very tiring if a sex worker has to attend to many customers in a day.

Often sex causes vaginal pain and mental stress. Yoga would help them enjoy the act which otherwise is an act of drudgery for a sex worker.

The organizations have decided to spread its wing nationwide and to teach yoga to sex workers throughout the country.

According to President of the Friends Society Ashish Agarwal, yoga classes would be held in more than 1100 red light areas across India and such classes would benefit 23.85 lakh sex workers who often satiate the hunger of as many as 80 lakh customers.

A small beginning has also been made in Delhi's GB Road red light area where there are 96 brothels. The figure of secret red light areas in Delhi is much more.