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    YOGA IS AN OLD AND MYSTERIOUS SCIENCE LITTLE KNOWN AMONG THE PEOPLES OF AFRICA. BUT?

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    YOGA IS AN OLD AND MYSTERIOUS SCIENCE LITTLE KNOWN AMONG THE PEOPLES OF AFRICA. BUT IN DAKAR, A MASTER OF THE DISCIPLINE IS HAVING CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN REMEDYING THE SITUATION.

    SENEGAL'S DISCIPLE OF THE YOGA MYSTIQUE CALLS HIMSELF MAITRE KHANE. HIS AFRICAN ACADEMY OF YOGA, ESTABLISHED IN THE RUE MOHAMAD V, IS BASED UPON MANY YEARS OF STUDY ON THE PART OF THE MASTER. HE ACQUIRED THE SKILLS DURING HIS TRAVELS IN INDIA, INVOLVING LENGTHY VISITS TO SEVERAL YOGI COMMUNITIES.

    HIS DAKAR ACADEMY OPENED IN JULY 1964, AND IN THE THREE YEARS FOLLOWING IT HAS ACQUIRED OVER 200 ADHERENTS -- MALE AND FEMALE, AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN. NEXT YEAR HE HOPES TO OPEN A SIMILAR SALON IN ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL.

    YOGA DEFINES ITS ULTIMATE PURPOSE AS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ABSOLUTE UNION BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND THE MENTAL. IN THE WORDS OF THE BHAGAVAD - GITA:
    'HE WHO IN ACTION PERCEIVES INACTION, AND IN INACTION, ACTION, IS A SAGE AMONG MEN.

    THIS IS THE YOGIN, HE WHO HAS ACHIEVED HIS ENDS.'
    THE PARTICULAR FORM OF YOGA PRACTISED IN THE DAKAR COMMUNITY IS THE HATHA YOGA -- A FORM OF PSYCHO-PHYSIOLOGICAL GYMNASTICS ACQUIRED FROM THE MYSTIC INDIANS CALLED RISHI. IT DRAWS NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE BODY AND THE SOUL, AND SEEKS TO ACHIEVE EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION OF THIS STATE BY PHYSICAL CONTROL AND DISCIPLINING OF THE VITAL BODILY FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CTKVVNEGMUG39DWZE9RVM24
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CTKVVNEGMUG39DWZE9RVM24
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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