The Truth Behind Yoga

I am writing this blog to inform Christians about Yoga and it’s origins and connections which many are ignorant to. The main issue that we are presented with is “Can it be done as physical fitness without spiritual ties or is it inseparable from it’s demonic origins in Hinduism?”

Yoga’s Origin

Yoga’s origin is in the religion of Hinduism. Within Hinduism there are actually five different types of Yoga: Rāja, Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, and Hatha. Yoga makes up the substance of what it means to be a practicing Hindu.

Despite the many types of Yoga, most Westerners refer only to Hatha Yoga when they simply say “Yoga”. Hatha Yoga focuses on first purifying your physical body in order to purify your mind so that you may achieve spiritual oneness with Brahman and free yourself from this illusion of life they call Maya. Hatha Yoga was pioneered by Yogi Swatmarama in the 15th century before Christ. It is a form of physical purification for the body of yogi’s to aid in deeper and longer levels of meditation to their gods. Hatha Yoga attempts through different body postures and breathing techniques to balance the two opposing forces within ones self so as to bring one to completeness and balance.

Though Swatmarama popularized the practice of Hatha Yoga it is believed to of existed in ancient doctrine long before Swatmarama. The source of knowledge of Hatha Yoga is said to originate from Lord Shiva that was overheard by Parvati. Shiva is a major deity of the Hindu religion also known as Shiva the Destroyer and is the Master of Yoga.

The Goal Of Yoga

In actual practice the word Yoga signifies both the object attained, namely, union of the Soul and the Over-Soul, and also the method or methods by which this union is achieved.
-Purpose of Yoga, Gopi Krishna (pg.1)

Yoga means to yoke or join. Hindus practice Yoga in order to yoke themselves or join themselves to Brahman through various practices.  Hatha Yoga has two general sub-goals that it accomplishes through postures, meditation, and breathing; to attain Samadhi and awaken ones Kundalini.

Diagram showing the 7 chakras in the bodyDiagram showing the kundalini wound around the chakras

Samadhi is a place of deepest meditation where ones consciousness merges with the object being observed, the observer and the observation become one. Samadhi is the 8th and final step of Yoga.

Kundalini, as the Hindus believe, is the wound up dormant energy at the base of your spine that is pictured as a serpent coiled three and a half times around the spine. Through Yogic practices such as Pranayama (breathing control), chanting, and visualization it is believed that one can awaken their Kundalini. When one awakens their Kundalini through Yoga the coiled up force will uncoil and rise through the Chakras up the spine to above the head leading one to deep meditation and bliss. Common effects of this state of meditation include involuntary seizures, increased body heat, spontaneous postures, and visions.

“How these very desirable objectives can be achieved no one cares to explain or even to understand. What is generally supposed is that Yoga does possess some power to lift up the human mind out of the harsh, objective world of battle for existence… even unrestricted power over the elements and forces of nature. These impressions are based on accounts contained in books, both ancient and modern, or hearsay. ”
-Purpose of Yoga, Gopi Krishna (pg.2)

Aside from the five types of yoga there are eight “limbs” of Yoga which are the actual practices that are done. Only one of the eight limbs of Yoga are postures and positions, another includes breathing control. These two limbs combined make up Hatha Yoga which is extremely popular in America and synonymous with simply “Yoga”.

Asana’s and Pranayama

A display of various Yoga Asanas (positions)Asana’s are the body postures that exercise the body so that one can focus their mind in meditation, and separate themselves from their surrounding world and experience self-realization. Asana’s were originally sitting positions for Yogi’s to meditate in, but somewhere along the way a great variety of poses developed. There are around 1000 poses that are recognized by the Indian government. A Hindu’s goal is to realize that they are one with god and that this world and it’s sufferings and limitations are simply an illusion of bondage. Asana’s aim at allowing the Hindu to meditate deeper and awaken their Kundalini in order to experience self realization or Samadhi.

Pranayama accompanies Asana’s but it is the control over ones breathing rhythm while meditating. Prana is the life force or spiritual energy in your body; therefore as you control your breathing the goal is to ultimately control your life energy in a way that brings you to a higher level of meditation and awareness so as to merge yourself with the divine consciousness. There is even such thing as astral-yoga in which the individual can develop siddhis or supernatural powers that allow the person to travel to other places via spirit travel.

Ok, enough book knowledge! Let’s take a look at the Christians worldview concerning it.

The Dangers of Yoga

The danger of Yoga to the Christian interested in physical fitness is that Yoga comes from a demonic religion and Yoga itself is the very essence of what Hinduism aims at: becoming one with the universe. This is not something God wants us to aim for, actually the Bible presents that God wants us to steward over His creation instead of worshiping it.
It is impossible to separate true Yoga from true Hinduism. As is clearly stated above, the practice of Yoga involves practices and forms of meditation that open doorways for demonic activity, attachments and possibly even possession (if you are not saved). Christians are not to engage in any practice that is demonically engaged such as Ouija boards, seances, psychic practices etc. Should a Christian use a Ouija board to teach their children spelling and team work? Why do we think we can separate Yoga from it’s roots? The dangers (for ourselves and others) greatly outweigh the benefits.

You cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of demons, too. You cannot eat at the Lord’s Table and at the table of demons, too. 1Corinthians 10:21 NLT

Is it a sin to practice Yoga as a Christian who wants to be fit? No.
Is it safe to play on the edge of a cliff if one wants to have fun? No.
Is either safe or wise? No.
Are there nonHindu/Christian alternatives of equal effect? Yes!

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is helpful.
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is beneficial.
1Corinthians 10:23 NLT

What’s So Demonic About Stretching?

Many ask “Can I, being a Christian, do Yoga?” to that I would answer “Why would you want to?”. Get rid of the “what can I get away with” mindset and adopt the what is eternally beneficial to me and those around me that I influence or look up to me… mindset. If you are doing the body positions without the meditation, breathing, inward focus, or goal of enlightenment/unity with the Universe than stop calling it Yoga!

It is clear that Yoga as well as Hinduism does not aim at having a relationship with the God of the Bible, Yahweh, because of the nature of Brahman. So one must ask: who are they really becoming one with? The second problem is that there is no atonement for sin, thus the afterlife will not be with God nor can they pursue a relationship with God while alive on Earth because they have not been redeemed (John 14:6). So with those things established we can see that through the lens of the Word of God that Hinduism is not a valid religion to follow if one wants satisfaction, salvation, or Eternal Life with the One True God.

Do the positions themselves invite demonic activity? I don’t believe so (that’s supertitious and fearful), for instance there is a Yoga position where you lay on your front, place your hands on the ground and push your torso upward, stretching your abdomen and bending your back. This position is called the Cobra position. Unknowingly I have done this position many times while stretching before workouts so have I placed myself in demon’s path unwittingly? I don’t believe so, simply by positioning my body in a certain stance that just so happens to be a known position in Yoga certainly isn’t enough to be considered an unChristian practice. So what invites the possible activity of demons connected to Hinduism? I believe it’s the goal of Mocksa, the self-centered mindset and spiritual teachings that accompany Yoga that place one at risk. They simply are antiBiblical, antiGod, and antiChrist. Read on for my explanation.

Doctrine of Demons?

Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that come from demons. 1Timothy 4:1 NLT

Yoga teaches you to empty your mind completely
The Bible teaches you to fill your mind with the Word, thanksgiving, and worship. If you empty it something will come in!
Isa 26:3, Matt 22:37, Rom 12:2, Rom 15:6, Eph 4:23, Pro 4:34, Psa 119:15, 119:148,

Yoga says that you can attain unity with God by meditating and self-realization
The Bible shows that the only way for us to have any relationship with God is for us to accept through faith the atoning blood of Christ, only then are our wages of sin paid for and we can know God intimately through faith and devotion.
Jhn 6:14, Col 1:14, Heb 9:12, 1Cor 1:30, Jam 4:8, Heb 11:6

Yoga aims at finding the divinity inside of you
The Bible teaches that every part of our being is fallen and not divine, it’s only by God’s grace that we are chosen, have communion with Him, and have His Spirit live inside of us.
Rom 3:23, 3:10, 2Pet 1:3-4, Eph 2:8, Rom 8:7,

Yoga teaches that by doing good things one can rid themself of evil
The Bible clearly presents that regardless of how much good we do, we are still bad at the heart which is the problem that only Christ’s redemption can fix. Salvation can never come through works alone.
Rom 3:23, 3:10, Eph 2:8, 2Tim 1:9, Tit3:5,

Hinduism presents the god of the universe as an impersonal, universal god who exists equally in everything including living beings, other religious deities, and inanimate objects
The Bible reveals that Yahweh, the one true God, is omnipresent but not necessarily dwelling in all things actively. He is personal, and even came to us in the form of a man – Jesus, to communicate His love and finish His first covenant so that we could come to Him.
Gen 3:8, Gen 8:15, Col 1:15

The positions in Yoga (Asanas) are also positions in which you present yourself as an offering to certain gods of Hinduism
The Bible tells us to offer our lives as living sacrifices to God, we give our whole self to Him and He does what He wills with us. It’s not through physical actions that we please God, it’s by a lifestyle of worship and faith.
Rom 12:1, Matt 22:37

Trespassing Religions

As discussed in my blog “Demonic Activity” taking part in things that have demonic ties is not safe for anyone.  Even the words used in Yoga, the terminology, and the “Ohm” chant contain anti-God meanings. Most of it is worship to the many gods of Hinduism. There are plenty of other systems of physical fitness that do not pose a danger to your spirit, choose those. It also does not matter if you are ignorant of the spiritual connections, you will still be placing yourself at risk. After all, isn’t ignorance of danger one of Satan’s most effective tactics? Involving yourself with Yoga may not effect you or convince you of Hinduisms erroneous theology but it may lead a newer Christian in to error because of your acceptance of Yoga.

Christians are forbidden from practicing other forms of worship from other religions and from worshiping other gods. This is seen in many of God’s judgments on Israel when they adopted other nations practices because they liked the perks of that practice or god (Exo 20:3, 23:33, Deu 6:4, 7:4-9, 2Kng 17:33). In the New Testament too, the separation of believer and the world is strongly enforced (Rom 12:2, Eph 4:1, 1Pet 2:9). We are not to borrow from other belief systems to suit our appetite, nor are we to take part in any activity that is not founded in God and His Word. Yoga is founded in the desire for oneness with a false god and that should not be ok with any Christian.

If you are serious about Yoga it will draw you in to other New Age things such as Transendental Meditation, Astrology, or Pantheism. Yoga also comes from the religion which is at the heart of the “New Age movement” which provides a plethora of heretical and antiBiblical teachings. These teachings include “You are God”, “You are your own savior”, “There is no sin”, “All religions are one in the end”, “God is who you want it to be”, and “God is nature and the universe”. Yoga is often a “gateway drug” in to further forms of error, occult, and religious interest. And remember it may not be you who falls in to error through Yoga but it could easily happen to a younger Christian interested in Yoga.

Consider Others

1Corinthians 10
14 – Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
15 – I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say.
16 – The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17 – For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.
19 – What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything?
20 – Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.
21 – You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.
22 – Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
23 – All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.
24 – Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.


Conclusion

Fitness is good, Yoga is bad. Please take care of your body, I personally love stretching thanks to my past in Martial Arts (which was taught and practiced without spiritualism). Do not go to secular Yoga classes or accept any of the teachings on what Yoga is originally intended for. If you have been deeply involved in the spiritual aspect of Yoga repent and pray for God to purify your spirit and free you of any possible attachments. Get rid of any association with Yoga in your personal fitness program such as position names, Hindu terminology, breathing techniques, or meditative practices. Stretching and relaxing has scientifically been proven to reduce stress and improve your all around health so do it just don’t do Yoga.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. Matthew 7:15

Testimonies of freedom from Yoga:

Laurette Willis testimony of how Yoga led her in to New Age, and how she has pioneered an alternative.

Christian alternatives:

PraiseMoves

Simple Stretches

More Stretches

Information on Yoga:

Wikipedia on Yoga

Laurette Willis’s article on the danger of Yoga

Eight Limbs of Yoga

Purpose of Yoga – Gopi Krishna (online book)

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24 thoughts on “The Truth Behind Yoga

  1. This is sound Scriptural teaching on a much needed subject. There is so much confusion about yoga and the real implications of it. Good Job.

    Thank you. May the Lord continue to bless you.

  2. Thanks man! It’s a lot to take in but I want to stress to my Christian friends that Yoga in it’s true, Hindu form is not ok. And it’s interesting to me that the “generic brand spirituality” that permeates America, tv shows, psycologists, and media comes from Hinduism. Yoga moving to the west is seen as a missionary movement to the Hindu’s and it’s done just that!
    If you want to be fit – stretch, make sure to breath once in a while, and watch your diet but don’t get in to the false teachings of Yoga and please do not call it Yoga! That’s an insult to the Hindu’s and it’s dangerous for those who hear you “do Yoga”.

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    • Why do those Yogi’s think they can reduce the transcendent God of the universe down to a “personal deity”?
      Rom 1:22 – Professing to be wise, they became fools,
      Rom 1:23 – and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

    • Thank you, it was an interesting one to write. It’s wild how much Eastern mysticism and religious thought has made it’s way in to the Western culture especially those who aren’t fond of religion, yet they believe more Hinduism than they would like to accept. Yoga spreading as a form of simple and personal fitness is like a form of missionary work for the Hindu religion. I believe though you can do the same stretches (preferably with different names to brake association) and without the meditation, breathing, and mind set of Yoga and still reap positive physical benefit while stretching or working your body. This however, is not Yoga when you remove the spiritually dangerous elements.

  4. If Yoga comes from a demonic religion the Christianity is positively Satanic!
    No other religion has killed so many people in the history of mankind!
    No other religion’s preacher had so many sex scandals!
    Christianity (originally from East) has moved to West based on four pillars of foundation…
    1. Greed
    2. Murder/war
    3. Sex/lust
    4. Lies

    • The problem with your complaint here is that Yoga is a practice of the Hindu religion. I believe the Vedas tell the Hindu to practice yoga. However, lust,corruption,murder, and lying are not practices of Christianity. Does it happen? Of course. However those things are a result of the sinful nature of us humans, the very reason Christianity exists.
      The killings were because of greed and hunger for power.
      The scandals are because of personal addictions. Etc.

      Did the pilgrims move to America because of your “pillars”?

  5. 1. “Yoga’s origin is in the religion of Hinduism” … Sorry, Yoga precedes Hinduism! And there is nothing called Hinduism, its called “Sanatana Dharma” which means “Eternal duties and values”
    2. Some European scholars have studied different indian languages and could not find a single word in any Indian language that closely resemblence the meaning “Religion”. There is no religion called Hinduism.
    2.”It’s wild how much Eastern mysticism and religious thought has made it’s way in to the Western culture”… Sorry again. Christianity also originated in the East as was Jesus. Present Christianity is the bastardized form.
    3. “Ohm” chant contain anti-God meanings.” … From Ohm or AUM came the latin word Amen. Please do some research.

    Oh well! What’s the point

    • Hinduism refers to the religion that is indeed ancient and comes loosly from the Vedas. For ease of communication we call it all Hinduism.
      I realize that Christianity originated from the East but when I say “eastern mysticism” and the like I’m referring to those eastern elements that are clearly not present in Christianity such as reincarnation, internal energy, chakras, meridians, meditation, astral projection, ascension etc.

  6. Hinduism is “Demonic Religion”?
    I am a hindu. I accept all religions why you Christians promote hate?
    And hinduism is NOT a religion !
    And from Ohm came the word Amen. Don’t you ever study?

    • When you say you accept all religions what do you mean exactly? Do you mean you do not care to discuss religious differences with people of other beliefs or do you mean you see all beliefs as valid and equally true? I do not hate. I do not hate you or any one of any other religion, if you met me in person you would discover this for yourself. I am promoting awareness of lifestyles that are far from the one true God. By doing this I am actually acting in love. Wouldn’t you warn a friend about something dangerous out of love? Even if he liked that thing very much?
      And the ohm thing is interesting, I will research it more but it doesn’t really change anything.

  7. To call something ‘bad’ does not seem like it is coming from a perspective of love. Yoga teaches us to love the good in all humankind. We all benefit from that. Please be a peace, anger and fear of the unknown only create pain.
    I saw this article and started reading thinking it would be something positive, but I was very sad to see that one could make Yoga into something bad. I will tell you, it has changed my life for the better and I am more ‘spiritual’ than I ever was a a ‘Christian’. I see past labels and love everyone. Even you!

    • So can nothing ever be called bad? What about abuse, suicide, or something simpler like over eating. Am I not being loving if I tell my friend to stop drinking poison? Or should I just allow them to drink it because to tell them to stop would not be loving? Certainly I can show love towards someone by warning them against something that is unsafe, unwise, or unGodly. And I see true Yoga as being something against what God asks of us in the Bible. If I want my Christian friends to grow in God, faith, and power I must warn them of things that go against what they want in life.

  8. Let me start with i respect everybody’s religion, but… I really don’t think it would be an act of love to make you say such things about yoga: as it would be “dangerous”, “demon-like”, or “bad”. It seems more to me that you would want to make your people feel bad about doing something which is actually harmless, and will not cause any bewilderment to a truly christian soul. If you say it’s bad about something you’ve never done, just read about it, i don’t think it’s a warm act for your people, i think it’s a manipulation, try to make them feel guilty about something which God never mentioned would be unacceptable to do as a christian. I think if you would be a truly loving person you wouldn’t try to kind of forbid to a christian to do yoga, but you would work on interpreting it into your religion, try to take the aspects of it which you think it’s worth working with, try it yourself, see what’s the big deal about it, because surely it’s something huge if so many people started to get attracted to this kind of art. Try not get afraid that it will “possess” you, it’s needless to scare your people with these expressions. Cause yes, i think you tried to make them scared to even think about trying or doing yoga, and i think this cannot be an act of love. I actually write these things only because i’ve never read this much subjective article about yoga, and it always makes me feel unloved when someone says it’s bad about anything, maybe because i think there is no right or wrong in this world, otherwise everything could be explained both ways.

    • Thank you for commenting, I appreciate you taking time to read my blog and visit me. I don’t want to come off as argumentative or rude but I want to address each thing you said or asked in your comment because it is all important to me and I would like to explain myself for your sake and others who visit this and think the same as you do.

      Assume true yoga were demonic and dangerous (as I believe and you don’t) would it be loving for me to then tell others? Of course it would be loving because I don’t want anyone to come into demonic bondage or expose them self to anything that would take them away from God or mislead them. I am honestly telling you that I do not want to make anyone feel bad, I do not want to insult the Hindu culture or religion, or judge those in America who do yoga regularly. It’s all in love that I tell what I’ve learned and most have no clue about. Was it wrong of Jesus to come and tell people of their sin and say “sin no more”? Was it wrong of the apostles to come and say “repent, you are sinning”, or “what you are doing is not glorifying to God”.? Just because it offended people does not make it wrong, but they wanted the people to hear the good news and come out of bondage and sin. Would you warn someone if they were driving towards a broken bridge at night? Would you encourage your friend to stop a bad habit like alcoholism or cutting?

      Again you believe yoga is harmless and I believe it is harmful so that is the big difference between us and our worldview, we can agree to disagree. You think I am not doing this in love because you see that I am trying to scare people (which isn’t loving) due to your belief that yoga is safe and good.

      Do I have to first do something to know it’s bad or good? If the Word of God says something is a sin or that something is not beneficial to our relationship with God than that’s that. I don’t need to experience yoga first to know that it leads one away from God and to self. I don’t need to cheat on my wife to know adultery is bad. I don’t need to stay out of church to know it doesn’t help my walk with God and others etc. Surely there are things you believe one should not do that you have not done yourself.

      If I am manipulating people to think yoga is bad, what do I get out of it? Manipulation always have a motive. I’m just curious why you think I would manipulate or try to make people feel bad as you said.

      You mentioned interpreting yoga in to my own religion, taking the good aspects. I totally agree with this – the stretching is good, the calmness is good. However, if I take the Hindu meditation and spiritualism out of yoga it really is not yoga anymore and should not be called yoga since it is a Hindu word. If I play baseball without a bat or ball is it baseball? If I do bicycling but don’t use a bike and run instead is it still bicycling? Yoga without the internal meditation is not yoga. This post is not why stretching is bad, it’s why the meditation, teaching, and Hindu purpose of yoga is not in line with what a Christian should be doing. My reasons for believeing that Yogic meditation and teaching are bad for Christians is outlined above so I don’t want to get in to that since i already wrote it. It is important though to see how the Hindu religion and the Christian religion are very different, their diety, their view of the human condition, their way of life, worship, and path to holiness are very opposite. Yoga is a Hindu practice just as praying to Jesus is a Christian practice.

      Just because many people (especially in America) are attracted to something does not mean it is a good thing or that Christians should incorporate it into their lifestyle. Majority does not define doctrine or morality.

      At the end you said you don’t think there is a “right or wrong” so how can what I’m doing be wrong? You have a worldview that does not accept any absolutes concerning right or wrong yet you say I am doing something bad or unloving. This does not make sense. Is hitting a child wrong? Is cheating on your spouse wrong? Is eating too much food wrong? Is stealing wrong? I’m just honestly wondering if you really do accept some system of good and bad.

      I would like to hear your comments or thoughts on what I have said. It is all, of course, in love. I respect your views and experiences and remember this blog is mostly written to Christians so do not but surprised if you are offended or bewildered at what I say since it is for Christians.

  9. I applaud your loving replies, and your information about yoga is the TRUTH. Yoga comes from the Pit of Hell, and its root can be traced all the way back to the Garden of Eden, when the serpent tempted Adam and Eve with the lie that they can become like God. The New Age is not new at all. There is nothing “new” under the sun! We are a fallen race, but the one true God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, as THE ONLY WAY to be redeemed from this thing called “sin”. It is not of WORKS (all other “religions” are WORKS-oriented), but of God’s GRACE and everlasting love for us! It’s a free GIFT! Nobody’s “goodness” earns them forgiveness, either, as ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT! GRACE is unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor in the face of deserved wrath. It seems too simple, right? That’s God’s great big heart! If we just receive this free gift of Grace, Christ having taken our place, once and for all time, for the full punishment of a lifetime of sin, by dying in our stead on the Cross of Calvary, we can come freely unto salvation! There is only one way. Jesus Christ said of Himself in John 14:5, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.” John 3: 16 declares that God loved us so very, very mush…that He gave His beloved, only Son as a ransom for us. The punishment for my sin, my Jesus gladly bore on the Cross. He was cruelly crucified and gave His life for me…and for you; indeed, for every man, woman and child that has ever walked the earth. “BEHOLD, THE LAMB OF GOD, WHO TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD.” -John 1:29 Jesus says we can just come to Him as we are; He will do all the rest!

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  11. From the comments here, the observation that people who sit in churches are among those most deceived would appear to be valid.

    ““There is no physical yoga and spiritual yoga. If it is exclusively physical, it won’t be yoga. Yoga is dealing with the entirety; it is a union.” – Prashant Iyengar, son of B.K.S Iyengar”
    –Hindu-American Foundation

    “Yoga is an integral part of the Hindu religion. There is a saying: “There is no Yoga without Hinduism and no Hinduism without Yoga.”
    –Hindu Wisdom

    People who sit in Christian churches refuse to believe the Word of God. It’s tragic. They are so used to being able to “work something out” or “splitting the difference,” they do not understand that there is no “give and take” where God’s Word is concerned.

    Letting people wallow in their sins is a lie from Satan, who calls it “love.”

    Good article.

  12. I have bin practicing yoga for quite some time and experienced its positive body and mind benefits. Also experienced negative sides of it, that is what I like to share with you.

    I mostly did “regular” yoga for a few years and became strong, slim, beautiful and calm. I tried Kundalini yoga and had once a 3 days of a state of bliss and kind of hovering everywhere. Don’t know how else to describe it. Simply amazing, but it left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I was actually worried not to get normal again. I decided never to do that again. I tried reiki and started “melting” into my surroundings. Stopped doing that also… A few months past by and I stopped doing anything that had any kind of “healing” benefits such as yoga and other disciplines. Not doing all these “healing” things such as yoga, made me centered (centered is a term abused by yoga culture) and well again.

    After some time I wanted to get fit again and started doing “regular” yoga at the gym a few days a week during a few months. This was regular yoga, so called hatha yoga, with praying positions, breathing, stretching relaxing, with initially great health benefits… After a few months of this “harmless” exercise I started feeling dizzy in the evenings but didn’t understand why… I started noticing I was completely fine when I did not go to my yoga classes. With sadness I took a break from yoga again, but like a drug addict I recently wanted to get back into my regular health routine with yoga. I wanted to find a way of practicing it without the negative effects, so I started researching yoga. It is horrifying what I found….people are getting sick from yoga in so many ways. What I was experiencing was the beginning of severe sickness that can come from yoga. Basically Yoga is witchcraft and now I want to warn others about it. All Yogas purpose is to “awaken” the “snake god”…but no one knows, nor did I…

    To find your inner peace, there is only one way and it is so simple. Just pray to the lord through Jesus Christ. Open your heart to Jesus Christ through your prayer and the peace and love will be there with you.

    God Bless you all

    • Thanks you so much for sharing your story. Have you been a believer all through your journey with yoga? The sickness is very interesting as I’m sure your spirit was getting spiritually sick because of it.
      Did you find that yoga effected your relationship with God?

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