Hello Immigrant Reporter
TORONTO: When you visit a temple or gurdwara, you can see many old people struggling to sit on the floor. They feel stiffness, back pain or numbness in their body parts.
Now an Indo-Canadian couple has found a solution to this problem.
Architect Sandeep Singh and his wife Shivani Singh have developed what they call `Peace Block’ whose special design and material eliminate pain when you sit on it on the floor.
This lightweight Peace Block buys you comfort when you sit on floor. “You can adopt any posture on it and you will never get tired or feel uncomfortable,’’ says Sandeep Singh who is an architect graduate from Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.
Yoga lovers will love this Peace Block as it enhances the joy of certain exercises which are done sitting on the floor.
Sandeep Singh says the Peace Black is made of high-quality, high-density foam which is imported from abroad.
“Sitting on it gives you peace and comfort. It eliminates all pain that you will get if you sit on floor without it,’’ according to Singh who also holds a masters degree in construction management from Michigan.
“We did a lot of intense research to come up with this product. We wanted the right size and density of foam,’’ says Singh.
After finalizing their product, the couple sent the Peace Block to some temples and gurdwaras to get the feedback. “People in temples and gurdwaras liked this and okayed it. So we are now set to provide the supplies to them,’’ says Singh who runs his own company IFI World Inc. which specializes in innovation technology and manufacturing.
Each Peace Block will cost $20 and last a long time.
How did the idea to create the Peace Block come to them?
“It was our personal experience. I couldn’t sit on the floor for a couple of years. Also, My husband Sandeep used to go to do yoga. He saw that certain exercises were done on yoga blocks which were very hard and uncomfortable. He brought one yoga block home and looked at its material, density, height and width. That’s when we decided to create a much better and comfortable Peace Block. It is made of eva-foam. We have designed it wholly,’’ says Shivani Singh.
“Once you start using the Peace Block, you will never have numbness and pain in your body parts. The back stays straight. You can bend on it as like. No issues. You can use it for yoga and meditation and you will enjoy the full benefits of yoga and meditation,’’ adds Shivani Singh.
The North York-based couple say they are now looking for tie-ups with temples, gurdwaras and other organizations for providing the comfort of the Peace Block to people. Those interested in knowing more details about the Peace Block can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org