The establishment of Malaysian Yoga Society (MYS) is meant to create awareness and understanding of yoga through various practices and also organized related charitable activities for socially disadvantaged citizens. The society is famously known as a mental and physical health oriented humanitarian organization.
Since its foundation few years ago, MYS constantly seeks volunteers to help and assist Yoga Home that is located in Batu Arang. Successfully formed by a group of dedicated yogic practitioners, MYS expanded the society via a systematic practice of creative yoga.
Assisting the yoga community in overall
What is Yoga? In short, yoga is a holistic developmental science suitable for human’s body and mind. The history of yoga began (officially) in 1901 records according to British official documents. Yogis in India have validated it.
Master Manisekaran, founder of Malaysian Yoga Society aims to incorporate a mental and physical health oriented humanitarian organization in the society. Established in November 2004, the society has since organized numerous charity events and programmes to celebrate its success besides to increase awareness among the citizens.
Past activities organised by Malaysian Yoga Society
Among some of the past activities organized by MYS including a fund raising event catered for all Yoga practitioners through Yoga competition 2007, a charitable food fair in 2006 for underprivileged children, an annual fund raising dinner in 2005, as well as conducting free yoga lessons for non-profit organizations such as National Cancer Society and underprivileged children’s homes.
MYS has successfully established a Yoga Home for underprivileged children in 2008. Hence, the society always recruits volunteers to help in Batu Arang as the home needs helpers to assist home-stay programmes, other tasks such as to offer dormitories and assist socially disadvantaged children, single parents or disabled individuals.
The underprivileged children are enrolled in nearby schools to acquire formal education while the adults are given a chance to attend special skill-for-meal programmes. In terms of yoga, these individuals practiced yoga daily to help balance mentally and emotionally. The main purpose to instill yoga lessons is to boost their confidence when returning to society.
When Master Manisekaran formed MYS, he aims to promote wellness and organize charitable activities among underprivileged and the socially disadvantaged, to build and offer a shelter home for these underprivileged individuals, as well as to continue to research yoga as a living science to benefit the citizens.
Malaysian Yoga Society organise fund-raising activities
In addition to that, MYS has successfully organized fund-raising activities in the past and also conduct free yoga classes and lessons for those who are socially disadvantaged.
The society strictly follows karma yoga path that promotes experience of living harmoniously in the society. The society uplifts the life of socially disadvantaged and underprivileged via the practice of yoga.
For example, MYS has launched the Yoga Home in Batu Arang to help the unfortunate individuals. The home consists of 3 modestly sized rooms to shelter approximately 12 children and also a caretaker and assistant. Besides providing yoga lessons for these individuals, the home also sends the children to a nearby primary school to equip them with formal education.
Regular yogic practitioners has the capability to overcome normal ravages of time and environment besides to lead a longer and healthier live. Here are few facts documented in the past about yogic practitioners.
Benefits of yoga is being emphasized by the society
Those who practiced yogic postures known as asanas for approximately six months and more recorded a drop in basal breath rate from 13.4 to 6.8 per minute. Individuals who practiced hatha yoga for six months or more recorded basal breath rate of 10 per minute as opposed to 23 per minute in the latter.
Other health benefits for practicing yoga includes an improvement in overall fitness after undergoing a three-week training programme consists of asanas, ujjayi-pranayama, nauli and few other postures.
All in all, MYS is here in Malaysia to help balance citizens’ mental and physical to help improve lives and consciousness.