MYS National Yoga Camp
The National Yoga Camp is a project organised and sponsored by the Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI).
Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI) is a non-governmental organisation, registered under the Societies Act of Malaysia.
MAYI has always been a vision of its founder, Master Mani Sekaran, who is a leading yoga master with more than 20 years of experience in the ancient science of life. Being a health-oriented humanitarian organization, MAYI intents of bringing yoga to all – primarily the impoverished, unfortunate and underprivileged members of the society. It is a non-sectarian in nature, purely in pursuit of creating awareness and understanding of Yoga, as a science of holistic self-development for individuals in society.
We believe in sharing this wonderful gift of yoga with people from all layers of the society, regardless of race, religion, gender or financial standing, primarily to school students – the next generation. ‘National Yoga Camp’ was born as part of the objective to bring greater awareness about Yoga and the benefits to school students, started in the year 2012 and now it is continuously conducted every year at various locations.
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Yoga Camp - Core Components
Yoga Camp is a meticulously compiled training. It is 5 days programme, based on a complete Yoga syllabus, such as Yama (restraint) and Niyama (observance) for individual personality development, Yoga Asanas (postures), benefits of Yoga, Shatkarmas techniques (cleansing), Pranayama (breathing), Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation), for the participants to benefited with increasing awareness about the deep realities of Yoga and its power to transform one’s life.
Personality Development (Yama and Niyama)
Learning’s from Yama (restraints) and Niyama (observances) values; build inner strength, how to love and respect oneself and others, how to be in harmony with friends, teachers and family, how to differentiate between good and bad, how to prevent from getting into bad company and avoid bad habits.
Postures (Yoga Asanas)
Yoga postures for better physical and mental health; enhances body awareness, improves blood circulation and flexibility, weight management and better complexion, improvement of fitness, improves cognitive function, improves memory and focus, balances energies in the body to prevent lethargy, rejuvenates the entire body and mind, and balances the central nervous system. Examples of postures and benefits:
Joint exercises : To build flexibility, remove toxins and improve circulation
Surya Namaskar: Awaken and activate all systems in the body
Asanas to strengthen core muscles
Asanas to build outer and inner strength
Asanas to awaken positive energies in the body and mind
Asanas that will help one relax and give deep rest to the body and mind
Asanas to energize and rejuvenate the entire body and mind
Asanas to help one find inner and outer balance
Practices that will help improve intuition and build inner clarity
Cleansing Techniques (Shatkarmas)
Purification of body; balancing and activation of the vital systems in the body like the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems; cleansing of outer and inner organs like the food pipe, stomach, colon, eyes, lungs and ears; to reduce toxin, prevent and manage discomforts and diseases like asthma, cold, gastritis and fever.
Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)
Promotes mental stability and steadiness; sends energy to internal organs to keep the organs healthy and to prevent diseases; increases energy, vitality and stamina.
Relaxation Techniques (Pratyahara)
Techniques to manage/get rid of stress; cultivate peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind; techniques to handle all tasks with a calm state of mind.
Concentration techniques for super memory and superior concentration powers; helps students improve in their studies, score well and create a thirst in them to be successful individuals and become top students.
Helps calm the mind, increases concentration and helps one remain centred at all times, especially during studies and during exams.
Yoga Lifestyle Habits
* Cultivating commendable habits based on yoga teachings from the time one wakes up in the morning right up to the time one goes to sleep.
* The basic understanding of Yoga and the philosophy of Yoga will help the students to approach life with more awareness and expose them to a healthier way of living based on self-discipline, responsibility to themselves and others, and also deeper knowledge of themselves and the world around them. This will build their self-esteem and enhance healthy social interactions, which will them function as progressive, kind and compassionate members of the society.
* At a much deeper level, Yoga is a dynamic form of inner engineering and a powerful transformative force that will create great harmony amongst the members of the community.
I would like to thank Master Manisekaran and his excellent team for organising this wonderful and motivating camp in December 2013.
At first I thought this Yoga camp was just another ordinary camp where they have all the normal camping activities, but when I attended this camp in 2013, I learnt many new asanas (poses) and other yoga-related activities. We did exercises for the eye (tratak). This exercise actually brought my eye sight power down from 350 to 75. I have no words to say. I did this exercise for 4-6 months 10 minutes everyday. I really would like to attend any yoga functions organised by Malaysian Yoga Society. Master Manisekaran is very calmn and is ever so patient in handling the many issues of the teenagers.
We were taught to treat other people as if they were our own brothers and sisters. I was a person who was easily influenced by others and after I attended this course I learnt to be more confident and build my leadership attitude. Join the camp and let miracles take place in you.
Hello, I am Harsvini Loganathan, 19, from Batu Caves, Selangor pursuing my undergraduate studies at the Help University. I am writing about the changes I have seen in myself after participating in the National Yoga Camp organized by Malaysian Yoga Society. Well, to make a long story short the major changes I have seen in myself is from the health aspect. I had a very severe and chronic sinus problem plus I have a very mild pneumonia where the chances of getting an asthma was very thin for me. In the yoga camp, few trained and well-experienced Yoga Instructors taught me few Ayurvedic methods to reduce the sinusitis without any scientific medications. The first method was “Jala Neti”. It is actually a very effective practice which shows vast difference after practicing it like a month. The “Jala Neti” actually clears any blockages from the nostrils and allows you to experience clean fresh air. The next method was “Kunjal”. This practice actually a very easy ready-at-home detox practice.
My heartiest gratitude to Master Manisekaran and his superb team, for organising such an excellent camp in December 2012.
When I observed Master Mani’s calmness in handling issues ever so patiently, I took a stand to learn to be a patient person. Master gave us a lot of exposures and positive techniques to manage our daily lives such as life goals, problems related to studies and even the issue of teenage love. We were taught memory boosting techniques. I also learned how to preserve and value precious natural resources such as water, to accept friends of other cultures as my brothers and sisters, about punctuality and respect, to be a more sociable person and how to convert criticism into a positive and productive challenge.
One of the most importance life lessons I acquired from this camp is to accept myself as I am and at the same time continue to strive for improvements as I journey on. I am looking forward to participate in this camp again as a leader to help others. Yoga is an investment you make for your life. It is a life long journey and benefits come into place gradually.
Join the camp and see the miracle happen within You. Thank you. ~ Turiya Deva, student
How to Give Your Support ?
To make this project a success, we are looking forward to raise RM50,000.00 to cater to the children’s lodging, food, training material and other expenses. We are also targeting to sponsor about 250 students from underprivileged families.
We are relying solely on the generosity of individuals and members of the public to help us bear this mammoth cost. We welcome cash donations and donations in the form of food, stationaries, etc.
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