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Beyond the Sweat Factor

Posted by huihsien on 16 Dec 09 - 0 Comments

There is no shortage of yoga classes offered all around Malaysia, be it a busy city like Kuala Lumpur or a laid back setting like Kelantan.  Just fifteen years ago, ask any Malaysian you see and most of them would associate the practice of yoga to a kind of contortionist act performed only by bearded [...]

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Yoga Nidra

Posted by huihsien on 14 Nov 09 - 1 Comment

According to the ancient Hindu scriptures of Mandukya Upanishad, there are four states of consciousness namely Waking (Jagrata), Dreaming (Svapna), Deep Sleep (Susupti) and Higher Consciousness (Turiya). Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘Yogic Sleep’ refers to the conscious awareness of the dreamless Deep Sleep state. Yoga Nidra is not to be confused with the state [...]

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Yoga and Christianity 3

Posted by admin on 26 Feb 09 - 5 Comments

Continued from Part 2 Health Benefits There are many people who testify to the health benefits of doing yoga. Celebrity instructor Ninie Ahmad blogged that: “From the age of age of 13 to 17, I suffered chronically from asthma, requiring me making biweekly visits to hospital for treatment, subsequently inhibiting me from participating in physical [...]

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Yoga and Christianity 2

Posted by admin on 04 Feb 09 - 6 Comments

Continued from Part 1 The goal of the Christian life is one of character development, to become more Christ-like, and to bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit (which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control). Character Development & Suffering Christians know God and develop character through trials and sufferings. [...]

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Yoga and Christianity 1

Posted by admin on 02 Feb 09 - 5 Comments

Much has been said about Yoga and Islam over recent months. So what about Yoga and Christianity? Is it OK for Christians to practice yoga? The Bible does not say that you cannot do yoga, but many Christians remain opposed to the practice of yoga. Why is this so? The reasons usually given are along [...]

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Pratyahara – The 5th Branch of Yoga

Posted by admin on 24 Feb 07 - 1 Comment

“I am not in the world, the world is in me” Most of us are more familiar with the third or fourth branches of yoga, namely Asana and Pranayama respectively. Pratyahara, the fifth branch, is perhaps a little less familiar. Pratyahara refers to sensory withdrawal. This means taking time to withdraw our senses from the [...]

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