In this way Mohan Roy founded the society Brahmo Samaj (Wikipedia link) in 1828. He wanted to form a natural religion’ by combining elements of Christianity and Hinduism. The religious leader Dayananda Saraswati founded in 1875. – inspired by European racism – Arya Samaj (Society of Aryans) (Wikipedia link). He perceived present Hinduism as degenerate’ and wanted to go back to the Aryan Vedas, identify their scientific and rational core and then build a new Aryan Hindu religion.85
Many of these middle class formed social reform movements began to built up modern institutions parallel to those of the Evangelicals. The Indian masses were targeted through the modern institutions of schools, hospitals, sport clubs and so on. By combining education, sport and spirituality the reformers wanted in the best European style to create a new Hindu character’: sporty, healthy and Hindu morally conscientious, says van der Veer.
Strengthening the core abdominal muscles with this pose helps to support Yoga to the people the lumbar spine. In this pose you create length as you arch the spine gently. Yoga to the people Purpose: To strengthen the back’s extensors, and improve posture. Contraindications: Colostomy, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis. Props: A yoga mat and a blanket under your abdomen. Avoiding pitfalls: Come up into the pose slowly and carefully to avoid a sudden extreme load onto your neck or lower back. Lie on your stomach on a mat, with a folded blanket placed under your abdomen to prevent lower back strain. Stretch your arms out to the sides, palms down.
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