Wednesday, 29th October 2013 | Tuesday, 13th May 2014
There are four major and crucial points I have to clarify for readers (of my above article) who think yoga may conflict with their religious beliefs, specifically Muslims, with the false assumption they’ll end up practising its mysticism.
The following common yogic practises are to be avoided because they conflict with Islâm ~ the reasons are obvious:
- The commonly used Namaskara Mudra and bowing;
- Any of the Mudras: Hand gestures and rituals, which are of Hindu and Buddhist origins;
- Certain terminologies such as, Namaskār or Namastē, in Sanskrit and their English equivalent;
- Although there’s credence to the “Third Eye”, which is the Pineal Gland, and its function is vital to our human nature, it’s not to be “thanked” for it has no magical power.
If you eat Italian food, does that make you Italian? Meditation and yoga are what you make of them. Visualise and meditate on those subjects that are relevant to you. The postures are neutral; they are just timeless and proven movements.
~ Dr Peter J. D’Adamo