Learning to breathe

December 1, 2017

Seventy square meters packed with girls lying on their backs, breathing. ‘Not as usual through your nose, but into your mouth and breathing out a bit quicker than in.’
Besides being an expert in African cinema, Mariet Bakker from Amsterdam teaches yoga and transformational breathing. She paid us a visit at Dar Moustaqbel and honored the girls with a lesson. Zahra Ait Boumessaoud is exhilarated after the session. ‘I feel better now, as if all the stress and bad feelings have gone.’