Some believe that you can easily separate the “gymnastics part” and the “spiritual part” in Yoga, and that this way it is neither harmful nor dangerous to participate in it. Based on this misconception, there are even cases where churches and other Christians praise Yoga to the skies! In fact, the term “Faith Yoga” was coined to suddenly add legitimacy to doing Yoga… The only problem is that when every single exercise in Yoga is directly designed to open up occult spiritual consciousness (the third eye), you can’t “just” use Yoga as just another type of gymnastics. If you look more closely at the exercises, you will also see that many of the positions are actually done in “praise stances”, where you are in a “receiving position”, in “prayer”, or “subjugating” yourself to a greater power.
And no, you can’t just insert Jesus into your “prayer” and do Yoga as regular exercise, because then you have one leg in each camp. We can read in the Bible (James chapter 4 verse 8): “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”… You can’t combine things. It’s one or the other…!! Click here to read my post about Christfulness, where the Hindu meditation form of “Transcendental Meditation” is in fact used, only with their mantra replaced with “Jesus prayers”.
Professor in Yoga philosophy, Subhas W. Tiwari, at “Hindu University of America” in Orlando, Florida, wrote in Time Magazine on September 5, 2005, that “Yoga is Hinduism – you can’t separate them. Those who argue for Yoga just being exercise misunderstand or fail to accept its history”. At the same time, it supports the meaning of the work: Yoga = “union/unite, strap to the highest spirit“.
Yoga is and will always be one of the devil’s ways into a person – no matter how you look at it! …but the devil usually presents as the “angel of light”, tricking people into thinking that everything is okay!
Whether you like it or not, Yoga is the same as doing Hindu exercises for the purpose of opening up to occult spiritual reality!
…and to give the Christians here a bit of a “hard time”… Jesus can and wants to give you EVERYTHING you need. Even peace… God’s overwhelming peace, so stress etc. will not be allowed to take you down. If you choose to spend as much time on a close relationship with Jesus in prayer, as you would spend on Yoga, Jesus will fill you with the most amazing peace – much more so than Yoga will.
“…in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.“
July 9, 2018
Translated from Danish
by Lisbeth Agerskov Christensen