Ninie Ahmad: Off her yoga mat.

Her affirmations of staying optimistic especially when she's (upside) down.

Interview: ‘Ninie Ahmad: Being the best that she can be’

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Excerpt from SHAPE website.

Being the best that she can be

Petite Ninie Ahmad proves that size really doesn’t matter when you have the passion and belief to pursue your life’s calling.


Not one to be discouraged by the National Fatwa Council’s recent ruling that yoga is haram or ‘unlawful’ for Muslims, or swayed from her passion for yoga, Ninie Ahmad, who is the official yoga ambassador for adidas Malaysia, has forged ahead with her dream to establish her own yoga studio.

Athletic as a child, Ninie was disappointed when her love for staying active was hampered by the onset of asthma in her teens. Although her fitness wasn’t the issue, being asthmatic meant that competing in 100-meter sprint events was as far as she could go. “Any race longer than that and I’d get blue in the face at the finish line,” recalls Ninie.

Never having tried yoga until 1999, Ninie admits she had thought that the ancient practice was only for ‘older’ people. Her perception of yoga changed during her first class.“It was tougher than any training I had to endure as an athlete!” Now, she credits yoga for her improved flexibility, which has translated into fewer injuries.

Six months after discovering yoga and practicing it religiously, Ninie noticed another bonus: Her asthma was gone. “I’ve been asthma-free ever since!” Aside from its physical benefits, 27-year-old Ninie says that yoga has also helped build her self-esteem.

For full interview, get your copy of Malaysia’s SHAPE November 2009 out in newsstands today.


Written by Ninie Ahmad

October 23, 2009 at 8:51 PM

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  1. i think they put too much make-up on u! >_<

    will go get a copy of it soon!


    October 24, 2009 at 12:19 AM

  2. Wow, u look great !Im a Shape’s fan too


    October 24, 2009 at 9:39 AM

  3. Wow, u look great !Im a Shape’s fan too
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!


    October 24, 2009 at 6:38 PM

  4. You look like a Japanese politican, Ren Ho (, at least in the pics above. She’s very smart and cergas, so not bad at all…


    November 2, 2009 at 12:49 PM

  5. amazing interview! what shoes are you wearing in the photos?! i would love to get myself a pair.


    November 6, 2009 at 4:35 PM

  6. […] NOVEMBER: Materialized my lifetime fantasy of being a SHAPE covergirl […]

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