Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ancient Sports

Have you ever wondered about the origin of bodybuilding and fitness? The answer is Iran.
There are so many more sports and activities, many of them traditional to Iran that are still praticed even today. 
Varzesh-e bastani, which literally means ancient sport,  has been inscribed by UNESCO as Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh . It has been recognized as the world's longest-running form of such training. In this sport, the men not only worked on their physical fitness but they worked to improve their spirituality, and to be more modest, submissive and generous.
If you travel to Iran, perhaps you too can experience one of these sports firsthand whether it's just observing or actually doing.

One of our guests in Zoorkhane

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