Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Why do people do yoga when it's based on the Hindu religion and therefor anti Christian?

17 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    It isn't anti-Christian to exercise.  Just stay away from sexual yoga or nude yoga.

  • Jorge
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Yoga is a Sanskrit word which means: :"link" (and does not refer to the bodily exercise in this connection) and is the process of linking with God. Is not anti Christian is just an ignorance of some Christians and fanaticism.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Hinduism is not anti Christian. Those who practice Hinduism don't damn other religions to hell.

    Christians saying everyone goes to hell but Christians is anti Christian.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Hmmmm....maybe because that claim, that yoga is somehow "anti-christian" is stupid and clearly most folks dismiss the claim as a lie.  

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yoga can be practiced as a religious experience, in which case Christians should avoid it, or simply as physical exercise, in which case there is no conflict with Christianity.

  • Adam
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    I do power yoga which mainly focuses on the exercise and the breathing rather than the spiritual side of it. It's a very effective activity. I see no issue with it impacting my christian beliefs

  • 4 weeks ago

    Most people in the West do yoga simply for exercise and to help keep them calm in a frenetic world. But if they learned what yoga is they might choose to use other forms of exercise and mindfulness. Yoga is known as 'an internal art' as it uses internal methods of realization via specific breathing exercises, harmony in movement and co-ordination of the body. There are six schools of Hindu philosophy based on Patanjali's 'Yoga Sutra' (2nd century BC), or more generally, the different methods of self-control and spiritual disciplines in Hinduism, such as jnana yoga or bhakti yoga. Westerners are usually totally ignorant about the Hindu origins of this practice and only experience a watered-down version, suited to the Western mind and life-style. The word 'yoga' is related to the English 'yoke' and can mean both 'joining' and ‘controlling'.

    Yoga emphasizes specific practices for the attainment of liberation and introduces the Lord, Ishvara, as an object of devotion. He is presented as a specially exalted soul which has never been enmeshed in matter, a methodical help and meditational focus for the seeker. The final goal of Yoga, however, is not union with him but isolation of the soul. Unless you are aware of this at the outset, you will have no idea that a pagan Hindu god is the object of all yogic exercises. It's not about "stretching the wrong way"; it's about being ignorant of the spirit at work in all schools of Yoga - that's how you inadvertently open yourself up to demonic forces which are at back of all pagan gods, such as Ishvara. It absolutely IS anti-Christ, for Christians have only one Lord and Savior - the resurrected Jesus Christ.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Same reason people eat bagels with a schmear when it's based on the Jewish religion and therefore anti Christian.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Um, because it's great for anxiety, high blood pressure, cardio-vascular health, muscle tone and core strength?

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Read this....

    "What is the Christian view of yoga?"

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