I am a muslim but i like kundalini yoga. I just want to know if there are other muslims doing this yoga. The reason why I ask this is because of the mantras. I have researched the meaning of the mantras and all of them are about God and doesn’t say any names of Gods or anything. I believe there is only one God but different people have different concepts of God. So would be okay to think of the muslim’s concept of God when saying the mantras?
I know salat/namaz is the islamic version of yoga. I do pray everyday, but I feel like I need to be in touch with myself more.
The version that i have doesn’t say any names of their false gods like vishnu… it’s ‘Satnam’ and ‘Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo’
This word ‘Satnam’ succeeds the word “Ek-onkar” which means “There is only one constant” or commonly “There is one God”. The words sat means “true” and nam means “name”. In this instance, this would mean, “whose name is truth”
and Ong –> God Almighty, Namo–> humility, Guru–>teacher, Dev –> divine, Namo–>humility..
As i think of it, we can pray in any language. And the meaning of the words sounds like we can relate to it.
For example, the mantras contain the word ‘Vishnu’, though you may not think of a form or a physicall association to that name, but the whole of India know that Vishnu was a human form false god.
Why risk your Eman?
By the way, yoga is itself a description in the Hindu scriptures to keep themselves away from worldly attorcities, true. But the best form of Yoga is ‘Salah’ (Namaz) which the Hindus don’t know.
But you being a Muslim don’t know either?? Go to a Masjid and perfom prayers on time…