Event: JAMMs Fitness workshop with Payal Gidwani and Bookclub meet

Good day everyone !
Yesterday coincidentally was a health-alert day for me.
I attended a JAMMs Book Club meet and Fitness session organised by JAMMs network at Cosmic Fusion, Santacruz headed by Payal Gidwani Tiwari.

The slogan for the Day was: Yoga se hi Hoga :) Apt, I would say :D

The JAMMs bookclub wanted to meet offline and discuss books. So the meet was organised by Ritu and Sonia. Payal who is a Celebrity Yoga Guru and author for 2 books, with a long list of celebrities who owe their figures, health to her agreed to do a Yoga session for the JAMMies.
So we 20 of JAMMies meet at Payal's Cosmic Fusion studio where she conducts Yoga and lot of other sessions along with diet and nutrition counselling.

Payal has authored 2 books:
XL to XS
Body Goddess

Talking about Yoga, its benefits, myths, diseases, cures, habits,.. Yoga can cure almost all diseases. It is a way of life and not a exercise regime. It works on physical, mental, emotional levels too. If done correctly, it will change you into a better person too, if not then its not Yoga. To learn Yoga, find a good, certified instructor who can not only teach, correct but also motivate you. After doing Yoga, you will feel good about yourself, if it doesnt then its just a wrong exercise regime.

Got to know lot of my fellow members had ailments I wouldnt dream of having. So I am now grateful for a healthy body and gearing up to keep it that way :) 2cups of Tea only from now on :p :\

The main concern for us mommies is Pre Menopause or technically Perimenopause, which is now-a-days starting earlier in ladies. The only solution is to exercise and follow a diet of eating healthy and on-time. To beat Menopause and related ailments, workout minimum 150 mins in a week. The workout needs to raise your heart beat. So maybe running, Aerobics, Zumba, Kickboxing,.. plus Yoga with a diet can help you in the long run.

Payal was telling us, In Japan women dont have Menopause cause their lifestyle is based around eating vegetables, fruits and working physically.
Payal instructed us for a short exercise session which comprised of correct Surya Namaskar, few basic and important Asanas and stretches along with meditation. It was like going back to school for physical education class.

No pictures to show as proof, but we did sweat it out doing simple asanas.

JAMMs Bookclub and Payal Gidwani Tiwari
A group pic with Ritu, the JAMMs book lovers cum fitness enthusiats.

Books written by Payal Gidwani Tiwari

Presenting Payal a small token from Wish-a-tree initiative

Falguni a financial consultant, runs www.wishatree.org 

Payal and Ritu our main Motivators to be Super mommies ;)

Payal signing my copy of Body Goddess
I am going to read the book and put up a review soon. Let you know Payal once I do. It has detailed explanation about various Asanas, exercise regime, chakra info, age wise categorization of issues and solutions for women,...etc

What is a Women's meet without food and networking(no gossip, in this group)? 
Sonia our group leader had very well managed and organised a potluck lunch. Each member had brought a dish which was like a super delicious buffet. After a workout, it was good to have yummy, homecooked food.
Payal our Guru approved of it, so we ate without guilt :D

Know more about JAMMs: 
JAMM's is a no-nonsense & complete Momsense support group for social networking amongst Mumbai / New Mumbai based mothers. We connect online + offline ! It empowers mothers to come back into the workforce with their talents, hobbies, business they build and networking.
Read my first experience with JAMMs for MAST SANTA

Buy Payal Gidwani Tiwari's books at:

Be Healthy, beautiful, glowing, happy & grateful always.
Bye. Take care


  1. Hey, That's a lovely thing to do...minutes of our meet yesterday- in a few pictures & awesome summary by you.Really enjoyed a lovely workshop & met so many new friends.
    Thanks for covering our organization Wish A Tree & liking our concept of increasing the "Green cover " of our ecology. For more information visit www.wishatree.org.
    Thanks to Ritu Gorai of JAMM'S to introduce me to such a wonderful group of enthusiastic,beautiful mommies.
    Thanks to Sonia for good organizing of event & Payal for the insights on Yoga & health.
    Kudos to the team.

    1. :) Thank you Falguni for the comment and appreciation. All the best to Wish-a-tree too :)

  2. Excellent! great going Nilima. Yoga is the best! If you ever want to learn Chakra meditation, tell me. I can teach you. I combined surya namaskar and Chakra meditation over 5-6 years before and during menopause and sailed through it.

    1. Thank you Sundari ! Pat yourself. Ill come some time & learn it from you.Hope before hitting 'M'

  3. Beautifully summarized & expressed the experiences of all the participants Nilima. It was indeed a great experience knowing so much,so smoothly from the beautiful & humble 'Payal Gidwani'.. & it goes without saying for Ritu & Sonia & the entire Jamm's team.."Thanks for all the lovely,inspiring & educating events... helping us develop a new outlook towards ourselves.. rather say helping us rediscover ourselves"

    1. Yes very true. JAMMs helps us rediscover ourselves :) Thank you for the comment

  4. I love Yoga and I am a big fan of Payal!! So lucky of you to have met her!!
    Will wait for your review of hwe new book. I have read and followed the XL to Xs one!

    1. Thanks Inderpreet. I didnt know anything about Payal. I am glad I got to meet her without any preconceived notions. She is very down to earth, cheerful, motivational, patient listener, a sweet task master :)

      Yes, I plan to start reading the book soon & practise too.


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