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Talking about Yoga


Talking about Yoga

Gaining information

and seeing things from God's perspective

so that we can 

live a life that pleases God

and we can be

protected

from unseen harms.

This page has three great videos.



A wise man is hungry for truth.

Proverbs 15:14 TLB


Our first video

gives a

short, helpful

overview of

information about

issues of concern with

Yoga.






The source of yoga is Hinduism.


The people who created yoga,

say that

the goal

of a person doing yoga

is to

create union with

and be yoked with

and be united to

a universal energy. 

-

Informed Christians know that 

"the universal energy"

is actually

another name for a demon.

-

Did you notice that -

the goal is not to get physically fit?



You might say,

"But I have no intentions to unite with a demon.

I just want to stretch."

The devil doesn't care about your intentions.

If you wander into his territory,

you can end up with consequences."


Think about this...

I've known teens who had sex and got pregnant.

They had no intention of getting pregnant.

They just wanted to have sex.

- - - 

Your intentions don't protect you

from all the consequences of practicing yoga.



Ephesians 5:17 TLB

says...

Don't act thoughtlessly,

but

try to find out and do

whatever the Lord wants you to.


* * * 

Ephesians 5:10 TLB

says...

Learn as you go along what pleases the Lord.

Take no part in

the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness

but instead rebuke and expose them.


But I don't think yoga is bad.


We can always " prove " we are right.

But is the Lord convinced?

Proverbs 16:1 TLB

Judges 17:6 - They did what was right in their own eyes.


Talking about Yoga


Our second video

begins with a dramatic testimony.

Then the speaker 

teaches us  

important facts about 

Yoga.


Below the video

I have written some highlights of

the video.

You may want to read the highlights

before 

you watch the video.




The speakers says,

"There is no yoga that is purely physical."

She goes on to say,

"There is no Hinduism without yoga

and

no yoga without Hinduism." 


"So as Christians,

do we really want to be involved in yoga?"


About 37 minutes to 42 minutes

she shares the following

( I have written what she says in blue. )

She starts talking about Kundalini.

Kundalini - - - It is defined as the serpent force.

Shortly after saying that, she squotes her former guru.


Her former guru said the following - written in blue below,

Kundalini is the plug point.

Once you are  plugged in,

you can make the light happen.


You are plugged into an endless source of power.

  That is Kundalini.


Yoga is just the science of getting the plug properly in.

If you look at it on one level,

Kundalini is just another name for

the source of creation. 

This is the Hindu sentiment.


( That is the end of quoting from her former guru.)

Then shortly

she says the following words that I have written in blue ...

They call it a science

to get people

to lower their guard.

The lie is

that yoga is just

stretching and just exercise.

Kundalini is a serpent force that helps us

yoke with

Hindu gods and thereby

disobeying the one true God

through the practice of yoga.


Then 42 minutes - 45 minutes - She talks about -

Many people say that

they aren't doing the chants

or anything. 

They say...

I just like the exercise part.

I don't see that it is a big deal......

Then the speaker gives some examples of the flaws

in that logic...

If you like red and see a red shirt

with satanic symbols all over it -

but you like it because it is red....

Would you wear it?

Would you still wear it even though

it has sinful symbols?


Then she gives another example

that I hope you will listen to.

Those examples are good to hear and think about.


At 49 min 30 seconds -

she informs us of what Hindu leaders say

in their own magazine about

converting people to Hinduism, 

"Yoga teachers are the front ( line ) missionaries."


Search the Scriptures...



Scriptures


She gives scriptures during 44 - 47 minutes of the video.

Here are some of them...


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

says...

Or do you not know

that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit

 who is in you, whom you have from God, 

and you are not your own? 

For you were bought at a price;

therefore glorify God in your body 

and in your spirit, which are God’s.


* * * * * 

Romans 12:1-2 NKJV

says...


I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,

that you

present your bodies 

a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, 

which is your reasonable service. 

And do not be conformed to this world,

but be transformed

by the renewing of your mind,

that you may prove

what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.



Many Yoga instructors

who later became Christians

say, 

"Practicing yoga is like

opening a door."


Hopefully you will consider the question,

"Opening a door to what?"

-

The video below

gives some of the

potential side-effects of 

Yoga.




The words "Christian" and  "Yoga" don't go together.

The foundational principles

of

Christianity and Yoga

are opposite each other. 



 - Intentions -

 - I do not intend to do anything wrong - 


Author and religion professor

at Indiana University,

Candy Gunther Brown

warns of this tendency

specifically within the context of yoga

and other spiritually rooted practices.


She says,  

“There’s also evidence that

practicing something connected with religion

can actually change people’s beliefs.

Christians, in particular,

tend to think a person's

 intent

determines whether something is religious.

They don’t realize that

active participation

can actually

change someone’s intent.

Over time,

people who start off attracted to an

alternative practice

because there’s a perceived health benefit

start to embrace the religious ideas

underneath

these practices” 

(Christianity Today, November 2013).



A wise man is hungry for truth.

Proverbs 15:14 TLB


This is a GREAT point!


I read this concept

as I was working on this page:

No matter what a Christian thinks of yoga,
consider
the mentoring you are doing if you participate.

Perhaps a child that you know
will associate you
with yoga or your church with yoga.
Later in life,
he or she may pursue yoga
thinking that
it leads to God.
And that future adult may get into the depths of
spiritual yoga
because you or your church are
associated with
yoga in the mind of this person
that used to admire you
when he or she was young.



Consider that

The devil tries to fool you.

He comes as an angel of light.

The Bible says,

"Be not deceived"

multiple times because we  CAN be deceived.


1 Corinthians 10:14

says

" Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. "


Lastly...

I forgot where I found the following words.

There is certainly nothing wrong with stretching and toning

our bodies! It’s actually a really good thing to move our

bodies (especially as we get older). Movement helps us to stay

fit, maintain health, and helps to prevent injuries.

The problem, of course, is that

when these movements are done

within the context of a yoga class

it activates

the dark spiritual realm

whether we intend it to or not.


Regardless of how yoga makes you feel,

it is setting you on a path

that will take you

further from the Lord.

This is documented by yoga gurus,

as well as by scientific evidence.


Take note - The third video features a man on our page about

 The New Age Movement


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