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The best Punjabi music for group exercise, and motivation to keep moving. Pungra is a movement about movement, challenging you with the question, "if we were to use Punjabi music in an exercise class, what would a good class look like?"

Think Pungra Ravi Sandhu

    • Health & Fitness

The best Punjabi music for group exercise, and motivation to keep moving. Pungra is a movement about movement, challenging you with the question, "if we were to use Punjabi music in an exercise class, what would a good class look like?"

    What if more bhangra dancers become group exercise instructors? Speaking with Marcus Kingwell (CEO of EMD UK)

    What if more bhangra dancers become group exercise instructors? Speaking with Marcus Kingwell (CEO of EMD UK)

    Marcus kindly offered to listen to the book The Day Bhangra Died and then talk to me about it. As well as the overall work we're doing in the physical activity, exercise and sports sector. In this episode we talk about: 


    EMD UK, being the national governing body for group exercise in the UK, 
    Ravi's story about why he created Pungra, 
    how performing to music is not the same as exercising to music, and 
    reasons why we want to work together to build out the group exercise to music community, from all types of musical styles, cultures and backgrounds.


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    • 42 min
    What will we do if it becomes increasingly difficult to exercise because of the heat? And three fantastic songs by Kulwinder Billa

    What will we do if it becomes increasingly difficult to exercise because of the heat? And three fantastic songs by Kulwinder Billa

    Because of the heat I cancelled my class last Sunday. I might be overreacting, but a part of me is wondering whether this will become a regular occurrence, we are in a climate crisis after all. I have shared three songs sung by Kulwinder Billa, including a fantastic new one. Please accept my apologies for my confusion about the last song, I didn't realise it is from a movie.


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    • 21 min
    SYL by Sidhu Moose Wala, why 'Bollywood and bhangra dancer' doesn't make sense, new venue, National Fitness Day and, National Sports Heritage Day

    SYL by Sidhu Moose Wala, why 'Bollywood and bhangra dancer' doesn't make sense, new venue, National Fitness Day and, National Sports Heritage Day

    I shared three songs, with special details about the new track SYL by Sidhu Moose Wala, which motivated me to explain why I think terms such as 'Bollywood and bhangra dancer' or 'bhangra is Indian' are nonsense. Find out a bit more about National Fitness Day, 21st September, and National Sports Heritage Day 30th September, and the free classes I'll be leading.


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    • 23 min
    Commentary on Pass The Pungra on 5th June 2022

    Commentary on Pass The Pungra on 5th June 2022

    Pass the Pungra was taken care of by Indy, Arim and Rani. Watch on Spotify, or listen on other podcast platforms. Pass the Pungra is 100% about getting every moving with next to no preparation, no choreography and as many opportunities to burst into explosive movement during the song chorus.


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    • 18 min
    Practice for Love and Happiness

    Practice for Love and Happiness

    Take 3 minutes to practice love and happiness.


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    • 3 min
    Sidhu Moose Wala was a moderniser

    Sidhu Moose Wala was a moderniser

    The recently murdered Punjabi rapper was a moderniser. Find out why I think this in connection with the history of Punjabi music, movement and what is coming next.


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    • 40 min

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