THE DANGERS OF YOGA IN THE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN

Posted: February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Yoga is from the Sankrit word Yug, meaning “union” (with the Divine, your higher “SELF”). Yoga is a path for transcending the ordinary mind (who you think you are) in order to merge with your “higher SELF” or “God SELF.” Yoga means “to yoke” — to yoke with Brahman (i.e., the “Infinite,” the “Universal Spirit,” the impersonal force that the Hindus call “God”) via the realization of an altered state of consciousness, thereby theoretically releasing oneself from the bondage of endless reincarnation. Yoga comes out of the Hindu Vedas. It can be traced back to Patanjali, who was a religious leader. Shiva, one of Hinduism’s three most powerful gods, was known as “The Destroyer” — he’s called Yogi Swara or the “Lord of Yoga.”

The reality is, that every Yoga teacher is a Hindu or Buddhist missionary. This is the most blatant of lies. Yet it has been so widely proclaimed and believed that in America’s public schools, beginning in kindergarten and in almost every other area of society today, Yoga and other forms of Hindu-Buddhist occultism are taught and accepted as science.There are many types of yoga:

(a) Laya Yoga: Path of Universal Body — In Laya Yoga, the Macrocosm (the Universe) is directly networked with the Microcosm (the human body). There are five centres (chakras, or “wheels”) along the spine and one between the eyebrows that directly corresponds with some aspect of creation. These chakras are linked through an etheric channel along the spine. A primordial creative energy (kundalini) lies dormant at the base of the spine in the root chakra. The Laya Yogi (someone who practices Laya Yoga), through meditation and Asanas (posture exercises), will coax this kundalini energy into traveling up the channel through each chakra until it reaches its point of origin at the top of the skull. At that point, the yogi will have merged with the source of creation. If the yogi then chooses to reverse the process, the kundalini energy will travel back down the channel recharging each centre with an increased amount of Prana (life force energy). The result is that the yogi will then have more understanding of, and control over, all aspects of creation each time this process is done.

(b) Karma Yoga: Path of Selfless Action — Action performed for the purpose of satisfying a desire has the effect of generating new desires that require additional actions. Addiction to pleasure (in any form) is a good example of this. Once the desire is satisfied, it generates more desire, which then needs to be satisfied ad infinitum. In Karma Yoga, one seeks to end this cycle by not being attached to the outcome of anything he does. Actions are thus performed based on what seems appropriate in a given situation. The person performing the action has no concern about whether the end result is “good” or “bad.” Since the actions are not performed for self-gratification, the person is free of them. As a result of not being attached to the outcome, a person can become completely involved in whatever he is doing. In this way, yogis seek to end the eternal cycle of death and rebirth.

(c) Jnana Yoga: Path of Transcendental Knowledge — This type of yoga is geared toward those who have an intellectual curiosity, who like to reason and analyze. The ordinary mind can never know Ultimately and Absolutely. Therefore, the goal is for the ordinary mind to realize that and, thereby, get out of the way. In effect, one uses the ordinary mind to transcend the ordinary mind. Gradually the ordinary mind reveals its true nature to itself. In the “Who am I?” inquiry, as taught by the great Indian guru Ramana Maharshi, the mind’s false identities are discounted one by one until it is exhausted. Once the mind has exhausted all its answers, then the higher Self may emerge.

(d) Bhakti Yoga: Path of Devotion — Bhakti Yoga is considered the simplest of the Yogas. Bhakti is a practice of self-surrender for the purpose of eventually identifying with the source of love, or the higher Self. It is not unlike devotion and service associated with religion in the West. The yogi selects a Saint, Guru, or another figure to direct his devotional love. Every act in daily life is done to serve the beloved one. Visualizations and mantras are also part of Bhatki Yoga practice. The goal is to visualize the beloved one all the time. At first one may have a picture or representation to look at as the visualization skill is developed. A sound is repeated at the same time as the visualization. Although there are many words that can be selected, the sound of “GM” (A-U-M) is one anyone can use. This practice is especially suitable for people with intense emotional natures. Key words are: worship, devotion, self-surrender, visualization, and mantra.

(e) Raja Yoga: Path of Stillness — In Raja Yoga, the goal is to quiet the mind through meditation where the attention is fixed on an object, mantra, or concept. Whenever the mind wanders, it is brought back to whatever is the object of concentration. In time, the mind will cease wandering and become completely still. A state of focused, uninterrupted concentration will occur. From this state, the yogi will eventually merge with the higher SELF.

(f) Kriya Yoga — Babaji’s Kriya Yoga is a scientific art of perfect God Truth union and Self-Realization. The great Master of India, Babaji Nagarag, revived it as a synthesis of ancient teachings of the 18 Siddha tradition. Kriya Yoga claims to bring about an integrated transformation of the individual in all five planes of existence: physical, vital, mental, intellectual, and spiritual. It includes a series of 144 techniques or, “Kriyas,” grouped into five phases, or branches.

  1. Kriya Hatha Yoga: including “Asanas,” physical postures of relaxation, “bandahs,” muscular locks, and “mudras,” gestures, all of which bring about greater health, peace, and the awakening of the principal energy centres, the “chakras.” Babaji has selected a particularly effective series of 18 postures, which are taught in stages and in pairs. One cares for the physical body, not for its own sake, but as a vehicle or temple of the Divine (religious, not just an exercise).
  2. Kriya Kundalini Pranayama: the “potential” technique, is a powerful breathing exercise to awaken powerful latent energy and circulate it through the seven principal chakras between the base of the spine and crown of the head. It awakens their corresponding psychological states and makes one a dynamo on all five planes of existence.
  3. Kriya Dhyana Yoga: meditation, the scientific art of mastering the mind: to cleanse the subconscious; develop concentration, mental clarity, and vision; to awaken the intuitive and creative faculties; and bring about the breathless state of communion with God, “samadhi” (not the God of the Bible).
  4. Kriya Mantra Yoga: the mental repetition of subtle sounds to awaken the intuition, the intellect, and the chakras; the mantra becomes a substitute for the “I” centred chatter and facilitates the accumulation of great amounts of energy. The mantra is supposed to cleanse habitual subconscious ten­dencies (it is a religious repetitive chant).
  5. Kriya Bhakti Yoga: devotional activities and service to awaken pure Divine universal love and spiritual bliss; it includes chanting and singing, ceremonies, pilgrimages, and worship.

The bottom line is, there is nothing good in the practice of Yoga. It’s a mess of spiritual new age and occult practices.

When a Christian participates in Yoga, they are taking upon themselves the spirit of demons, whether they know it or not. Yoga is a tool of the occult which serves only one purpose, to worship demons. Yoga is Hinduism; it cannot be separated from it. Those who would argue that yoga is simply good exercise do not understand or accept the history of it. Subhas Tiwari, a professor of yoga philosophy and meditation at the Hindu University of America, equates Yoga with Hinduism – they are one and the same.

Today, the practice of yoga has invaded the church to the point where some pastors actually hold yoga classes in their sanctuaries. If a Christian allows themselves to partake of anything that involves yoga, they are committing spiritual idolatry and they need to repent. Again, Yoga is the missionary arm of Hinduism and the new age movement. The “Namaste” (“I bow to the divine in you”), the Savasana (The Corpse Pose) and the Bhujangasana (the Cobra or Snake Pose). These references are part of chakras or “power centers” in the body, such as the third eye. The whole relaxation and visualization session at the end of yoga classes is skillfully designed to “empty the mind” and can open one up to harmful spiritual influences. That’s the whole purpose of yoga, to bring demonic inspiration to the person involving themselves in this aspect of Hinduism. Again, you CANNOT separate yoga from Hinduism and if you think you can, then you’re ignorant.

Paul warns believers of having anything to do with those things which are clearly not of God, but rooted in the worship of Satan in 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

Romans 12:2 says we are to RENEW our mind, not empty out our mind. Even the breathing techniques found in yoga exercises (pranayama) may seem to relieve stress, but what they really do is open the door to the psychic realm. The fact is this, when we speak about Yoga, it was never intended to be used for physical activity alone; it was created to worship deities the Bible call DEMONS. Modern Hindu leaders all agree that Hinduism is the “soul” of yoga.

Keep playing with fire and your going to get burned.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    So glad someone is speaking out against this ‘harmless form of relaxation.’ It is so popular, even among Christians!!

  2. Christian says:

    It’s amazing how you can throw around so much knowledge and have so little understanding. As shown through the experiences of thousands evangelical Christianity leads to the possibility of child molestation from trusted leaders but I hardly think it would be fair to generalize that seeking Christ would lead to your child being molested. Yoga has depend my walk with God, taught me how to accept myself as He made me and has made me a better person. I grew up in church but I was never taught practical application of Love until I found God in my mat. Once again, exclusion is going to keep “Christians” from sowing peace to those who need it most. SMH

  3. omega says:

    The level of ignorance is astounding, but this is your time of ignorance. Peace to you.

  4. Why do Christians do yoga?
    There are other forms of stretching exercises one can do.
    Most Gyms have them. Why does it specifically have to be yoga?

    If The beginning of yoga was geared toward the worship of Hindu god’s why would a true believer ever feel comfortable with it?
    The bible tells us, in the last days they will stray from the faith. I think involving ourselves in pagan practices is doing just that. However, debating and defending it is irrelevant. What does the bible say?

    Deuteronomy 18:19
    “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.
    Isaiah 8:19
    And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
    2 Peter 2:1
    But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
    James 1:14-15
    But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

    We know what yoga means, and we also know its positions are geared toward the worship of Hindu gods. Even if one states there are areas of Yoga that is nothing more than stretching and meditation, however, yoga is still a pagan practice, and as a believer, I do not feel comfortable participating in a yoga exercise.
    As a believer, I’m not against yoga for the sake of contradicting it, but because I think it opens the door to all sorts of pagan practices, that the church should stay away from.

    • Tammy says:

      I agree. I’m also just realizing the paganism behind the traditional holidays we participate in, Christmas namely.

  5. Anonymous says:

    One cannot speak about where we are, from where we came, where we are going… should not speak about anything as they are considered as immature people.

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