Christian Yoga: Bringing The Kundalini Serpent Into The Church

“In spite of the advertisements and talk about health and fitness Christian yoga’s real goal is to awaken Kundalini power, coiled like a serpent at the base of the...
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"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2)

by NTEB Feature Story Contributor Geri Ungurean

Nothing seems to get a heated debate started faster than challenging a Christian who practices Yoga on this subject.

“But I only do the stretching part.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this. This article is written for the sake of clarification and education on the practice of Yoga.

WHAT IS YOGA?

Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit: योग, Listen) are the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind. The term denotes a variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism (including Vajrayana and Tibetan Buddhism and Jainism,[ the best-known being Hatha yoga and Raja yoga. The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “yoking together” a span of horses or oxes, but came to be applied to the “yoking” of mind and body.[1]

Yoga:noun a mystic and ascetic Hindu discipline by which one seeks to achieve liberation of the self and union with the supreme spirit or universal soul through intense concentration, deep meditation, and practices involving prescribed postures, controlled breathing, etc. a system of exercising involving the postures, breathing, etc. practiced in this discipline [2]

A Christian who studies the Word of God, should instantly see red flags and discern that Yoga and Christianity are not compatible. We see in the definition “Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind.” What does God say about transforming our minds?

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“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

Immediately we see a problem between transforming our minds in Yoga, and being transformed by the renewing of our minds according to the Word of God. As Christians, God wants our minds to be renewed, so we will be able to know His will for us. God wants us to be closer to Him. He speaks to us through His Word. He is our perfect Father.

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3)

We know that the practice of Yoga is rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism. As Christians, do we want to open up our minds to something that will transform us to be more like Hindus or Buddhists? Ok, when we see it in black and white, it seems unthinkable. But this is exactly what practicing Yoga is accomplishing in your life.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12)

Next we see in the definition – The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “yoking together” a span of horses or oxes, but came to be applied to the “yoking”of mind and body.

Another red flag should easily be seen by a student of the Word. Let’s see what God says about being yoked together:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

The picture of oxen being yoked together is used by both Yoga and the Word. In Yoga, the goal is for mind and body to be yoked together. It’s a Hindu discipline to bring mind and body into submission – but to what end?

Were you aware that every Yoga pose is a posture of worship to various Hindu gods? In this way, the person is making offerings to millions of Hindu deities! Of course, these details are left off of the “Welcome pamphlet” in Yoga centers. People are coming there to stretch and relax and be energized, right?

THE KUNDALINI SPIRIT

In an interview with Dave Hunt of the Berean Call (Dave is now with our Lord) the subject of the Kundalini Spirit was addressed:

“In spite of the advertisements and talk about health and fitness yoga’s real goal is to awaken Kundalini power, coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, ready to spring up to manifest itself through the alleged chakras, (centers of universal force) of the body.” Now, what exactly is Kundalini yoga, or Kundalini power, for that matter?”

Dave Hunt:

“Well, to put it bluntly, it’s demonic. There is no way you can explain it physically, it’s a non physical force. There certainly is nothing coiled at the base of the spine, three and one-half times coiled like a serpent that’s going to spring up when you get in the proper state of consciousness, supposedly. This is the same occult power that all the occultists are in touch with, or try to be in touch with.”

In yoga, the student is told to empty their minds to prepare for meditation. An empty mind is exactly what Satan likes! Look at what God says about meditation:

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)

We meditate on His Law and on His Word. We FILL our minds with the goodness of our Father’s perfect and Holy Words. Do you want an empty mind, or a mind filled with God’s Word?

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

We have seen the videos of holy laughter and other aberrant behavior in churches. Do we have to wonder from where the spirits came who wreak such havoc with children of God? Could it be that so many Christians are practicing yoga and are bringing the Kundalini spirit into their services? I have read that Hindus who knowingly seek out the Kundalini spirit, behave in similar ways during their worship. With the uncontrollable laughter and rolling about on the floor, it would be hard to tell the difference between them and a charismatic Christian service!

Over thirty million people in America practice Yoga. In the 1960’s, Transcendental Meditation came on the American scene. It was a time of self realization and finding the meaning to life within oneself. Society pushed God aside, and replaced Him with Self. Secular humanism is the new religion, and it has caused the moral decline of our society. If there is no God, then there are no moral absolutes, right? Unfortunately, this ideology has crept into the Church as well.

CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT LOOK LIKE THE WORLD

How will we persuade a lost world that they need to repent and trust Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, if we look just like them? God wants us to come out from them and behave and live like His children. When the world looks at us, do they see Jesus? That should be the prayer of each of our hearts – daily.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1)

If we try to fit into this world, we not only ruin our testimony, but we put ourselves in jeopardy of falling away from God. Do you not know that the devil seeks to destroy you all day long? He is the accuser of the brethren. He is a liar and the father of lies. If we don’t cling to our Father and study His Word, we become prey for the enemy of our souls.

YOGA AND NEW AGE PRACTICES

I have heard Christians talk about the evil of New Age practices, and yet they practice yoga. Somehow our churches have placed a stamp of approval on yoga. A brother or sister in Christ would never think of attending a séance or play with a Ouija board, or see a spiritist for a reading. But these same people will go to their yoga classes and enthusiastically invite others. It’s time for the truth about yoga to be told to your family and friends!

Writing this article will certainly not win me new friends. As a matter of fact, some may choose to ignore the warnings and consider me a bit fanatical. But hopefully others who have wondered about yoga, will be glad that they now know the dangers of it.

Don’t forget that the Evil one – the father of lies – the author of confusion – Satan, wants to take you away from the Lord. Hold fast to what you know is right. Turn away from evil. Cling to Jesus and His Word.

1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

Maranatha!

[1] Wikapedia.com
[2] Yourdictionary.com

Born into a Jewish family in Maryland, I was always searching for the truth about Jesus. I knew that He had to be someone so very special. My dad would say "He was a good man, but not who he said he was." So a good man would lie? At the age of 31, I finally met Yeshua, and He became my Lord and Savior. I am a Jew who has been made complete in Him. I am now anxiously awaiting His Glorious return to rapture His church! Maranatha!
    • STL

      Geri: I would like to apolized for my harsh treatment against you, even if I felt you were out of line to some of the elders on NTEB. When I was young, I thought i knew it all, and I told my elders, what I tought, but these elders got very upset with my words to them. As being from a Jewish parents, as soon I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, my parents abandon me, I was an outcast to them, I was not allowed to attend their funerals, so their is a high price for Christianity.

    • STL

      Geri: Thank you for this article on Yoga, we learn new things everyday of our lives.

    • Jackie

      Love your posts Geri!

    • Andrew

      Amen. This needs to be broadcast to the ends of the earth. Maranatha

    • I disagree about the yoga..if you are not meditating & only stretching, how could this possibly cause mental harm? If we look hard enough, we can find something wrong with everthing! ba

      • Christ4life

        Bobbie. Did you not read the part in the article that states that each pose is worship to many Hindu gods. Yoga is evil as it is pagan worship, and is not of the Lord. You either want to worship the true and living God of the Bible or you don’t? That is up to you. As Jesus said you cannot serve two masters!

      • cm

        Bobbie. Did you not read the part in the article that states that each yoga pose is a worship pose to Hindu gods. It is not simple stretching like you say. Yoga is paganism, and is satanic! You have to decide who you will serve. As Jesus said you cannot serve two masters. Make the choice Bobbie!

        • You are correct! And I thank you for the bravery of taking rejection and scoffing by all of the misguided yoga practicers….and thats what it is misguided by the spirit of Baal, of the ancient idol worshippers! Ferret out the truth readers! Its a choice ~

      • Joe

        Here’s another way to put it: would you have a painting of baphomet in your house, and justify it because you like the colors, or collected paintings from the artist that painted it? Of course not.

        Galatians 5:9King James Version (KJV)
        9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump

      • Bobbie,

        I guess you missed the part of my article which says that each yoga pose is submission to a Hindu god!

        In Christ,
        Geri

        • CrissCross

          This article is NOT authentic/correct!!!

          I did have considerable studies (theoretical research) on this Yoga & “Kundalini” thing and have found there’s no such direct relationship to any SPECIFIC God or religion, etc.

          “…each yoga pose is submission to a Hindu god!”
          What if the yoga pose is directed towards the submission to JESUS instead??? 🙄
          Yes, that’s practically possible too. Yes!

          It is something, more than thousand years old, proven spiritual technique, much beyond the understanding/knowledge of any us, (especially the Westerners & family people).
          You can mold its benefits/power/energies to achieve salvation like scenarios in “ANY” religion, if applied “properly”. It can be used/adopted for both Godly(divine/sacred) & evil purposes…yes, for BOTH.

          But it is NOT for everyone in this world! The Church is desperately doing all such stupid things to regain its lost glory or for whatever reasons! Its trying to merge/adopt all sorts of absurd measures from all religions, instead of performing its own specific duties/responsibilities/steps (i.e., those being dictated by Jesus Christ)!
          Need another such example??? Chrislam! 😉

          Tomorrow it might try to merge/adopt selected teachings from Torah/Talmud into Christianity too! 😆

          And this Yoga thing has NO relation with Devil/Satan!

          You can pray in the church daily (to show-off everyone that you are a very Holy person) and still involve in evil/devilish actions behind everyone’s back. Need proof???

          • Tom

            Such compromise and such paganism. Wow, no need to even answer this post. The enemy of the church deceives, and deception is deceiving, enticing, attractive, luring and so forth. Jesus said to Peter, “get behind me Satan”, because at that moment even Peter, the lead apostle, was being used as an instrument of Satan.

            Read the words above closely and tell me if they are more likely from God, or from Satan. He loves to manipulate, intimidate, and condemn Christians.

        • Tom Stewart

          Thanks for the article Geri….

          The Bible states we are to be separate, distinct, and not have fellowship with those living in darkness. Why? If there is no possible harm to us and we have faith, why does the Bible give these instructions?

          Lot began by living OUTSIDE Sodom, then he moved into town, then town moved into him and his wife was more attached to town than to God.

          2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

          1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”

          James 4:4 “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

          Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”

          Ephesians 5:11 “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”

          1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from every form of evil.”

          Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

          Revelation 3:15-21 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

          2 Peter 2:20 “For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.”

          Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

          1 Corinthians 5:12-13 “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

          Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

          Psalm 1:1 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! 2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.

      • Jesus.is.my.gardener

        Make a Choice Bobbie!!!!!
        hey Bobbie, make a choice!!!
        hey there Bobbie ole buddy ole pal, can I tell you a secret?
        Make a choice!!!!
        it’s either Jesus or the evil Satanic practice of stretching your calf muscles!! 🙂

      • While I disagree with the article in general – worship offered to gods that don’t exist? What a load of hogwash!

        On your point I had a comment: The connection between body and mind and spirit is an long standing concept, and the connection between the first two is clear from a neurological standpoint. Positions of prayer can and do effect us mentally and spiritually in both my experience, scripture, and in the history of the church. Stretching and meditating are more connected than I think you may realize.

        I agree with you, intention really truly shapes the meaning behind the practice.

      • Tom

        IF you are JUST stretching you are not doing Yoga….

    • Morris

      Thanks for this great post. Spiritualism hides in this so called moved by the holy spirit miracles (Christian Yoga). People are ignorantly worshiping the devil thinking it is the move of the holy spirit. May Christ Jesus shine in our minds that we may learn to worship him in truth and spirit.

    • Marc

      Finally, a top notch expose to the rampant yoga deception. I knew a few reasons as a Christian why it was wrong and never had a desire to practice it myself but so many lukewarm and immature Christians have fallen for it hook, line and sinker. It does not surprise me that apostate churches see nothing wrong with it. This needs to go viral in hopes of saving some from great spiritual damage.

    • Jan

      THANK GOD FOR THIS ARTICLE! Unfortunately Christians are some of the most misinformed and ignorant(conveniently)people on the face of the earth, instead of the other way around. Christians take things on face value and do no research. God Bless you!

    • Dele Ogunji

      I am a Christian from Nigeria. I am one of those who have wondered about yoga, and were it not for the information in this article, I might have dabbled into it once I got the opportunity. Thank God, and thank you, for this article, I will never do such a thing now. Once again, thank you.

    • Brenda Murphy

      @ Geri,

      The part about the yoga, I agree, but I think you went to far when you compared it to the churches that have the move of the Spirit of God in them—–that is not of satan.

      If you blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, there is no forgiveness–

      Mat 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
      Mat 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
      KJV
      🙂

      • Richard Mann

        It takes spiritual discretion and understanding to know who is behind manifestations of spirits in services. I went through a great deal of stress and prayer after receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit many years ago. I speak in tongues even now, but spent much time in prayer about it. I have seen video of churches having manifestations of some form of spirit and I have to question some of it myself. That is the one the being in Christ Jesus has taught me. Question all things. Prove them for yourself by the Holy Spirit. Do a search on You Tube for KUNDALINI. Many of the videos there were made in churches around the world and in the US. Some of it is down right scary.

        • Ron Murphy

          Richard you are right about some churches, as satan seeks to imitate what God does, be it in music, worship, or even casting rod on the ground into serpents. But one still must beware how we direct our focus, that it does not fall on the righteous, for the fear of God. There are those that would condemn you for speaking in tongues as well, not realizing what they do. But Jesus was also misunderstood and they thought he was from the devil. It did not excuse them, never the less. One should make judgment for themselves, I agree, but care should be taken what is spoken if one should fear God. I personally do, greatly.

      • Brenda,
        Holy laughter and rolling around like animals is NOT from the Holy Spirit. If a person speaks in tongues in church, there should be an interpretation – or it is NOT from God. How will it edify others if no interpretation?

        The ONLY unforgivable sin this side of the Cross is rejecting Yeshua as Lord and Savior!

        In Him,
        Geri

        • Brenda Murphy

          Mat 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
          Mat 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
          KJV
          🙂

          Have you ever felt the power of the Holy Ghost?

        • STL

          Geri: Your really a stuff shirt?

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    • Jose

      http://www.gotquestions.org/holy-laughter.html

      for you brenda. and dont take a verse out of context to use against her. study the subject more and youll be surprised to find who the verse was speaking to.

      • Ron Murphy

        The bible is clear to who it was speaking to. It was spoken to the Pharisee. But Jesus said, unto men, not just the Pharisee. Now, I have a verse for you, Jose.

        2Ti_3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
        2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
        What Jesus said was to all, not just for those of his day.

    • Gene Rockcastle

      So many people are not healthy, body, mind or spirit. One may find God in every corner and niche of the real world, being that all things come from the Spiritual into the physical world. Give thanks therefor and suspend judgement. Remain renewing the love of God. Religious differences are petty and trite, arguments for the wanton waste of the prayerful. Jesus is loving you now, whether you stretch in Budda’s name or Allah. The love and consideration, the doing of the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason, that should be your meditation. Stretch your body, mind and spirit, that you may have an inkling of what God really means to you.

      • Gene,
        Your comment smacks of ONE WORLD RELIGION. Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven. If you are trying other paths, you will be sorry on judgment day.

        • CrissCross

          Correct!!!

          For centuries & centuries, all the so-called popes, bishops, arch-bishops, pastors, preachers, etc., etc., shouted/applauded/preached and what not, the same line “Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven”!
          And the ultimate result of it now? The current world situation! 🙁

          Sometimes I really wonder, still why do millions flock to all these popes, bishops when they appear somewhere to give sermon or a speech!!! 🙄
          If I stand in a crowd and shout that line, people will instead think I am just a crazy one! 🙁

    • Another GREAT Post Geri!! 😀 Happy Hanukkah ( Chaunkah ) Sis 😀

      The Hindu god is a FALSE PAGANISM Occult and NOT same as Our GOD ( Hashem-Yahweh ) who art in HEAVEN!!

      Ye CANNOT Coexist with FALSE PAGANISM Occult’s PERIOD Everyone!!

      Yeshua-Jesus Christ is the REASON for the SEASON!! 😀

    • STL

      Geri: why do you avoid people comments that do not agree with you?

    • CrissCross
    • Ian Beckerman

      II am a Christian, in my mid-50’s, and play a lot of basketball and softball to keep in shape. At that age, stretching is necessary in order to prevent injury. Many of the stretches I do are similar and, in some cases, the same as yoga stretches – are you then implying, or stating outright – that I am worshipping a hindu god – even though I had never heard of that God prior to reading this article? …and since Christians raise their hands over their heads often during worship services, are you also suggesting that (since yoga practitioners raise their hands over their heads too) that Christians are worshipping Hindu gods without knowing?

    • This is an excellent article, I linked it to my blog post below. Last Feb I made a video about a ‘church’ here in Redlands, that was advertising to the world that they offered both “Yoga” and “Zumba” in their church. Here is a video about that. http://www.theexpositor.tv/blog/video-commentary-on-a-church-in-redlands-allows-yoga-and-zumba-inside-their-church/

      In Christ,

      Bill

      • CrissCross

        Correct, again! (Don’t know why you posted so many times)

        Yes, this YOGA thing has 2 completely Different aspects.
        First one is “purely” Physical Fitness related and if followed “properly”, can permanently keep away doctors…maybe forever. But the issue is, what currently is being brought into the Western belief system (according to the above article), is NOT the “pure” yoga, but a modified/adulterated/modernized version.
        Yoga originated from India thousands of years ago (much before birth of Christ), according to world history!

        Second is the spiritual aspect, NOT to be practiced by everyone in this world! This second aspect, is ONLY practiced by the saints (or saint-like people) belonging to some of the religions of the East! Religions, which we all deem as idol-worshipers, pagans, etc.
        And you can NOT gain any benefit/success by this Second aspect, IF one does NOT have blind + utmost faith in God (i.e., the Almighty). Faith not like Matthew 15:8-9 😉

        This second aspect is “somewhat” like, our Nuclear energy (power). You can use it EITHER for “utter” Benevolent (“highly + truly” sacred) purposes OR for Evil purposes. And this is where, it is highly misunderstood too! 😉
        The true knowledge of this spiritual aspect of this Yoga (and Kundalini) thing is beyond any normal human being’s (like us) understanding.
        Believe it or not, doesn’t matter, its entirely upon you.

        Lastly, this 2nd aspect is NOT advisable for most!

      • CrissCross

        Which country in this world is not going through major Issues today, which are increasing day by day?
        USA, Israel, UK, Germany, Russia…which one? Plus all the Islamic nations?
        Israel is the birthplace of Jesus, right? God’s country! Why then all revelations/prophecies points in its tribulations/disasters?

        USA is still the number one country in this world, right?
        Aren’t there any true believers in Jesus in USA? All of them boasts they are, right? Then what does most of the prophecies points about USA?
        The same reasons apply for ALL the countries, (India is NO different) 😉

        (Hope you go through all the news/articles in this and other similar sites and BELIEVE in prophecies)

        You are mixing economy/culture/scientific advancement along with religious beliefs!
        We ALL shout & scream “Jesus is the only way”, but forget He didn’t owned a penny! 🙄
        Yoga is not practiced by most in India, very True!
        How many of us implement the teachings of Bible in our practical lives…apart from copy/pasting in various Blogs???
        Judging people/nations in terms of dollars/pounds is not justified!

    • Tim

      I think you should all look at 1 Corinthians chapter 8 and read what Paul says about meat sacrificed to Idols….what does yoga profit? it neither profits nor disprofits…it is what it is… just like meat..so the only real question is that if doing yoga offends somone else’ weak concience then it is a sin against Christ and should be abstained from in order to show love to the brethren of Christ..but its not a sin in and of itself…not if your faith can handle it and realize that its just physical stretching and breathing.

    • CrissCross

      Another Interesting Article… 😉

      Hanukkah’s winning strategy for end-time believers!
      http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/hanukkahs-winning-strategy-for-end-time-believers/?cat_orig=faith

    • Leon
    • You will not publish letters that make good sense…I had said before, if you get up in the morning, stretch & yawn, you have just invited the evil one in? Just a question.ba

    • thank you so much for the inside info on the kundalini spirit behind the yoga stretches. I have been taking Tai Chi for six months now. I have gone to the library to search it out for roots and possible harm in the spirit realm. I have not found anything of harm. What I take is Dr Lam soft version of Tai Chi for Arthritis. It is endorsed by the American Arthritis Association. It “seems” ok…. but I would like the truth!!!! please…. Geri…… help me???!!!!

    • mm

      I used to do Bikram yoga (90 minutes in 45 degree room). The first thing I wanted to do after I walked out of class was light up a cigarette. I would smoke right after class. This was a sign for me that something is not quite right. Why would I want to light up a cigarette if I was relaxed.

    • CrissCross

      These Troubled Grade School Students Were Taught Meditation and Something Remarkable Happened! 😉
      http://humansarefree.com/2015/01/these-troubled-grade-school-students.html

    • “BRING EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE UNDER THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST” AS HE JESUS WAS IN THIS WORLD SO ARE WE – CHRIST IN ME THE HOPE OF GLORY – FOR I AM DETERMINED TO KNOW NOTHING BUT CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED ( IN THE AMPLIFIED IT SAYS NOTHING 4 TIMES) – NB WOLVES WENT OUT TO DECEIVE THE WORLD RIGHT FROM THE START, THEY ARE STILL OUT THERE AND VERY BUSY BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE KING OF GLORY IS ON HIS WAY TO RESTORE ALL THINGS – BE NOT DECEIVED – HEBREWS 12 VS 1, 2 AND 3!! THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES IS ENCOURAGING US TO RUN OUR MARATHONS – RUN RUN IN JESUS NAME!!

    • Amen Geri! I see progression in those who started out with “Holy Yoga” and are now advancing into other New Age modalities. It is so important that we pray about everything and seek God’s will for us. He never wants to hurt us. That is why he gives us guidelines. He tells us Don’t do this or things will not go well for you. That’s what any loving parent does. It’s life long training. As a natural practitioner I am constantly in battle with the New Age influence. The word of God is my sword and my shield. If I didn’t use it I would already be in deep trouble. Thank you for speaking up.

    • me

      I would like to remind all of you not to stretch & yawn in the morning.

    • Beth Salstrom

      I’d like to chime in. 🙂

      Here is a question to think about. Can God redeem what the enemy has taken?
      I firmly believe that those that have been caught in the snare of New Age, Hinduism and other occult practices should not practice yoga, because it is a spiritual practice.

      “Worship the Lord with all of your heart, with all of your mind and with all of your strength. And love your neigbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27.

      Historically, yoga predates Hinduism. Hinduism adopted the positions of yoga into their religion.

      God has designed our bodies to move. Acts 17:28 “We live in God; we move in God; we exist in God.” And still another said, “We are indeed God’s children.”
      Whether we move by walking, touching our toes or a full body stretch. Hinduism has taken what was designed by God for relief from the toils and trials of the day by a nice long stretch to incorporating that into their beliefs. Does that negate God’s design for us to funcion correctly?

      Sin has soiled God’s gifts. Is yoga a spiritual practice, it can be…yes. Just like physical fitness can become a spiritual practice…or can I boldly say and idol? Or anything that sets itself above God.

      So what is the intent of one’s yoga practice? Physical well being? Worship?

      What about physical therapy? Many of the moves to restore health in a physical therapy setting are derived from yoga positions.

      So my question remains. Can God redeem what the enemy has stolen? Yes. Are there those that shouldn’t practice yoga? You bet! I Corinthians 10:23 “We are free to do all things, but there are things which it is not wise to do. We are free to do all things, but not all things are for the common good.”

      Is yoga drenched in the Word of GOD, Yoked with Christ and a form of worshipping God alone permissable? Yes, in my opion.

      Do I respect that there are people that will disagree? Yes, because that may be a stumbling block for them. In the same aspect, things that others are free to do are not permissable for me to do, because they are a stumbling block for me.

      2 Timothy 2:24-25 “As the Lord’s slave, you shouldn’t exhaust yourself in bickering; instead, be gentle—no matter who you are dealing with—ready and able to teach, tolerant without resentment, 25 gently instructing those who stand up against you. Besides, the time may come when God grants them a change of heartso that they can arrive at the full knowledge of truth.”

      Thank you for your information!

      • CrissCross

        Correct!
        One can think in this way too. God (or our Creator – if you really believe in Him), has created (or allowed us to adapt/evolve) into different sects, culture, belief, traditions, practices, etc., etc., according to the land mass we belong to.
        From the point of humanity, the culture/traditions of Eskimos are obviously very different to that of USA/Canada (though the physical distance of the lands are not too distant). And that is simply because, what is all-round suitable for the Eskimos, may not be suitable for the Americans. Same for the Chinese and Egyptians and for all the different TYPES of sect/culture/religion.

        Similarly, what is suitable for the Hindus obviously might not be suitable for the Christians and vice versa!

        And still, so many cultures/religion yet exist (and have evolved) through sooooo many centuries, inspite of so many ups & downs through out the history of mankind???

        For Christians Luke 10:27 is vital, similarly for Hinduism it might be Yoga, for Jews it might be something else and so on.
        True Yoga had evolved few Thousand years before the birth of Christ (according to the history of mankind), though it have attracted few stains in the recent past.

        As I have already mentioned in one of my previous comments, Yoga has a varied signature. One is completely equated with modern age’s physical fitness, another with mental fitness (i.e., meditation), another spiritual and so on…

        But the biggest problem of today is, we all have become hardcore dogmatic in the name of religion!
        Everybody thinks they are the best and thus looks down upon the others! 😉

    • me

      Do you know that even health foods, for some people, can become an idol? We can take ANYTHING & make an idol out it & I do mean ANYTHING. Cars, boats, fishing you name it. I say, it depends on your motivation. If anyone makes a religion out of yoga, that’s dangerous, to sit staring at a candle, with blank mind. If we let anything take our minds off Christ, it can be dangerous.

      • CrissCross

        Correct too! 😉

    • me

      I know of a Messianic rabbi who does not teach the Sabbath, do you keep the Sabbath? I wrote to him, he is trying to appease the Christians & I think that’s wrong. Another thing, Christians think the Law is a death sentence. Now this is my belief, correct me if I am wrong, I say try to follow the Commandments,when you mess up & you will, then that when the grace of Christ comes in.

    • Bill L.

      Those of you who think you can play with the devil and still keep your faith intact have another thing coming. We are not to be unequally yoked with the devils devices, to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reproved it- it is a shame, even to speak what is done in secret. Do you really think that you are coming away unscathed when you have a spiritual dance with demons.
      My daughter is engaged in raindrop/rainbow therapy- it’s christian because she says it is and it doesn’t affect her faith. She sports a hindu nose jewel, she has a cat named karma(you know, working out your own salvation through works), she did say the hot house yoga was something she felt uneasy about, but never repented.
      I have studied new age influences and false religious practice for more then 20 years, the raindrop is vitaflex-hindu shaman practice more than 2000 years old, well it’s actually tibetan, which came from hinduism.
      If you are doing anything that is a christianized paganism, stop. Why do you think our church is so weak and will adopt the one world religion? Because most are justifying it instead of rebuking it. Don’t get pulled in. REPENT,REPENT,REPENT.
      Your fellow warrior IN CHRIST.

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