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Yoga & Islam

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Submitted by Nikus (United States), Mar 4, 2008 at 01:38

Yoga itself is big subject, which has different schools of thought and only minor part is used now-a-days. Islamic invasion of India has destroyed some finer arts of yoga ( which you can not learn through reading. you have to practice from Guru. Moslem barbarians killed yogis, mostly from north India) The basic purpose of yoga is control body and mind.

In fact, vedic rishis/yogis has first identified the reason for disease is both physical & mental ( what recent doctors talks about psycho-somatic diseases). Yoga provides great healing power. Back pain, Asthma, chronic anxiety and related issues like high blood pressure, high sugar level in blood. It (pranayam) controls excitement ( some asans cool down extraordinary libido, desire to eat, anger, anxiety).

It will be good to separate this great knowledge with medieval middle east barbarism. If islamic prayer is good and can control emotion, then why moslems just after friday afternoon prayer reacts violently? Any violence you observe starts with Friday afternoon prayer in a mosque ( whether flag burning of Denmark, or disrupting traffic in Karachi..., trend is same).

People from conflict zones ( like Iraq, Palestine, Israel etc...) come to India to learn practise to achieve peace of mind.

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