Yoga at Pangkor
Yoga in Pangkor is a new attractions for Pangkor island. A few months ago a small group of yoga enthusiasts have started practicing yoga. For some there might be the question what is yoga?
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India from where yoga originated. The idea of yoga is to bring the mind, body and spirit in balance. Yoga is nowadays practiced in the four corners of the earth.
What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word "asana" which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.
Asana is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably.
Some people think yoga is just a little stretching but in fact, as said above it's more about balancing the body. The result is that people feel better, healthier and are able to do more in less time.
Yoga at Pangkor
Pangkor is most of the year quite empty. Therefore it is an excellent location to learn and practice yoga. There is no permanent location available although a room at the school at Pasir Bogak is used as a base. However, why bother with a permanent location if you can practice at Pasir Bogak (see photo above) or.
At those quiet days, the restaurant area of the Sea View is an excellent place as it gives shelter from the piercing sun. But if it is more clouded, the Pasir Bogak Beach, or even Nipah Bay - Coral Bay are good locations.
There is no full time teacher around but guest teachers from Kuala Lumpur do come on occasions (one of the guest teachers is actually from Pangkor island and comes regular).
The group at Pangkor practice twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. As there is no permanent hall available, I can not give you an address but for more information you can call Mrs. Beh: 019-578 2268 or visit her at her shop in Pangkor Town. You will find her at the the new Ikan Bilis shop at the end of the new row of shops in town (24 & 26 Jalan Besar), see our ikan bilis pages for about Mr. and Mrs. Beh's ikan bilis.