Posted on 15-01-2009
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This electronics mail (e-mail) was forwarded to me by my 21y/o niece who’s parents is converted Christian. In the past, we end up once in heated debate about Yoga practise. I’m surprised she is still trying to proof to me that Yoga is somewhat evil. Have a read:

HI friends,
On Wednesday, I attended a talk by an ex-yoga teacher, Mdm Poh Shon Choy, who sold her yoga centre (earning lots of money giving yoga lessons) and severed all ties with yoga. She urges us to inform relatives, friends, Family members, etc., NOT to get involved at all. Many claimed that they only join to keep fit, only doing the exercise poses and not meditation. Christians think it is ok so long they don’t participate in the Meditation part. Mdm Choy explains that the central of Yoga (originated from Hinduism) is the spirit of Kundalini (spirit Of snake or cobra). Yoga poses are actually animal poses (e.g. camel, rabbit,). All these look very normal and harmless, stretching and exercising. But the danger is, once a person does such poses, the spirit of Kundalini (the snake is in a coiled position) is stimulated or aroused. As the persons goes from basic to intermediate to advance stage of yoga lessons (still not meditation yet), the coiled will be aroused further. It will rise and rise further.There are 7 centres in the human body – starting from the navel. The final centre is the part between the eye brows (known to many as the third eye). When the spirit is aroused to the final centre, the third eye will be opened.This is called the full enlightenment. The first thing the person sees is demons. For some, they will become insane seeing such horrifying demons. For others, they are not afraid – And will have the power to fore-tell other people’s health, problems, luck, etc (like a fortune teller). In fact, they manipulate and control other people. The meditation part will come in very subtle. Mdm Choy said she was approached by a couple who found her contact from the yellow pages and told her they wanted to teach her new things about yoga. She was very keen and sat under their teaching. She learnt how to meditate and it must be done in odd hours of the day (past midnight).
(YogaJess said: Dah kena ajaran sesat la tu.) So she tried. She actually felt a wriggling feeling in her stomach! She also mentioned that her third eye was opened. She could see her own aura (electric fields in all human beings). Her turning point came when God caused her spiritual eyes to open – she witnessed a lady being delivered, wriggling Like a snake on the floor.. Mdm Choy thanked God for being gracious to her, she took 1-2 weeks to bedelivered. She knows of a lady who took 3 months to be cleansed!! It is a sad thing, there is even yoga lessons for children. In the States, a Methodist started the Christian yoga. However, there are some believers who still continue, saying that they find no harm after doing yoga for 3 years. Mdm Choy says it is our soul that is in danger. The evil one will try all ways to ensnare/trap Christians. Someone in the class raised a question – if we have The Holy Spirit, how can the spirit of kundalini be aroused? Mdm Choy replied our God is a holy God, the Holy Spirit will be grieved and will depart. God cannot be mocked. God’s spirit left King Saul when he disobeyed God. To God, rebellion spirit is witchcraft. We are not against yoga teachers, yoga students but we are fighting against powers, principalities in the Spiritual realm. Let’s be on guard, be aware!

I’ve only got one thing to say after reading the above, IT’LL BE DEM COOL TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE’S AURA WITH MY THIRD EYE!”. You know, the thing about internet, anyone can just make up anything and forward them in e-mails. Hey, let’s make up another story and forward them too. DUH!

I managed to Google more on Mdm Choy the author of “In the Nude ~ Confessions of an ex-Yoga Teacher” . She was born and brought up in Ipoh, Malaysia, some fifty-six years ago, she is the youngest of nine children. At the age of three, she lost her father to cancer. Not having the financial means to do a tertiary education, she opted for a nursing course in England after her Cambridge ‘O’ level exams. She is married with two teenage daughters and continues to run the business of providing nursing services to hospitals, clinics, research centres and homes. She worships at Wesley Methodist Church and also serves as an altar counsellor. She is now invited to give testimony in various churches. Don’t play-play.

(4) Comments   


SH on 16 January, 2009 at 8:31 am #

Yogajess, I oso get knew from ex-yoga teacher that ppl who practice Kundalini yoga have to control very well, if not, they will lost control & get ‘gila’. He said that Indian got a lot of this type of ppl. Some run in the road with naked! Because Kundalini practise was inside but 80% of YZ teacher was Asthanga stype which is dynamic style (body fit)!

mang0 on 19 January, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

Wah, so easy to get enlightenment?

Robin@Singapore on 4 February, 2009 at 11:26 am #

Simple things like yoga exercises can be made so complicated.

The author has the best intention but the worst imaginations and interpretation of yoga.

It is all in the mind.. and if you see the spirit of a cobra in Yoga, you will see it in trees, ropes, strings, dances, arts, and even your fingers.

Man are so naive with blind faith with no logical reasonable explanation. Perhaps this is what happen when you let blind faith rules without logic and wisdom.

Kevin on 10 February, 2009 at 9:42 am #

There are several instances of the facts told here to be inaccurate and I dare say the person does not know what they are talking about.

Firstly, the seven chakras starts from the point between your anus to your genitals going up to your reproductive organs, the solar plexus(navel), heart, throat, third eye and finally the crown.

In yoga, the aims is to be one with the divine and there are many practises which came about with different beliefs, emphasis and styles to attain it.

Firstly, not all the poses originated from animals and one could protest about this as a problem in itself because even many martial arts takes from the form of animals.

They do mention of the Kundalini energy which lies dormant in every individual and says that is in the form of a serpent coiled up at the bottom of the first chakra.

In Kundalini yoga which their main purpose is to awaken this dormant energy called Kundalini energy which rises through the seven chakras.

They often visualize the chakras as wheels though I have no idea why.

They akin the rising of the energy to the top chakra at the crown of the head the sahasara chakra would alow one to experience bliss/enlightenment and being one with the divine which is the purpsoe of yoga and this form of yoga practise.

However, one should have the assitance of an experienced Kundalini instructor who has reach enlightenment as there have been people who has had premature/uncontrolled kundalini energy rising to the top most chakra and had an overwhelming experience and not be able to control it.

Some became insane/saw weird things/etc.

However, one should not stop one’s practise of yoga due to such cases but I would suggest you sought after a teacher whom has gone through this experience to guide you in this form of yoga.

I dont believe Mr. BKS Iyengar of Iyengar Yoga or Pathabi Jois of Asthanga Yoga or even the T. Krishnamarchaya the person who taught yoga to these first generation yogis who are still alive and healthy at the age of 90+ had such claims or problems.

It is misinformed people, ignorance and fear which causes these misunderstandings and we all know what that leads to … suffering.

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