Another Fundraising initiative for Parkinson Society Singapore

Breathe: Spreading Love through Yin Yoga

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This is the second time we hold a fundraising event “Breathe: Spreading Love through Yin Yoga” for the Parkinson Society Singapore. Coincidentally, it falls on the same weekend as the International Yoga Day, which makes it even more meaningful.

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We kick off our fundraising event with an introduction and sharing by Neo Siew Hiong, the Centre Manager of the society. Do you know parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects between 6,000 to 8,000 people in Singapore. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger.

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Love gathered us together. With love, we see beyond differences that separate us from others. Without which, even the tiniest disagreement can turn into a full scale war. In a yin practice, we learn to embrace the discomfort that arose from the poses. We cultivate equanimity by allowing the breath to soothe our mind. We start to appreciate that pleasure and pain may be part and parcel of life, but happiness and sufferings are outcomes of choices we make.

A big thank you to the Yinsters who joined us that afternoon. I felt so much love when we sang the Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu mantra together at the end of the practice.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu is a Sanskrit mantra which means:

“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

Namaste. ☘️☘️☘️

Author: Blue Hanuman

A Physicist | A Yogi | An educator | An Oiler | A wellness Enthusiast

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