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What's your biggest headache?
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a.cartwright

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September 5, 2006 - 10:56 pm
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Namaste to everyone,

I have about an hour work life balance seminar to give to a corporate client next week 2/12/08 and I usually incorporate either a yoga exercise or breathing technique in the session (15-20 minutes) to give them awareness on how breathing correctly can help elevate stress. My headache now, is the fatwa group(a religious setup for the muslims in my country) has passed a law and banned yoga for Muslims in this country last week. The problem is about 80 plus % are of muslim population. I had no problems before and infact a lot of my participants who come in for my management training enjoyed the sessions and when i used to see them again, they remember the yoga session & the wonders some of the poses which had benefited them.

Now I am kind of at a lost as i have always incorporated this short yoga sessions in my training sessions for many benefits and it breaks the monotony of sitting & listening for hours.

I even had a call from my client this week to remind me not to have the yoga session in between for my coming session on thurs & fri due to the regulation. I am pregnant now, so i usually teach them simple breathing techniques, strecthing & relaxation.

I am just thinking, if i dont use the word yoga but use simple universal terminology for some of the universal strecthing and breathing will that be ok? I am also not sure which are the asanas and breathing which are universal practices which may be incorporated in silat or tai chi or any other form of exercises. Anyone can help?

Kind regards,

Shanthi

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