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March 29, 2008 / Nick

The hidden dangers of Yoga – opening the door to demonic spirits


What is Yoga? I stumbled across the below definition, after reading it you will see why no Christian should practise Yoga. It is dabbling in the occult under the pretence of healthy living – it is a deception.

“Many do not understand the concept of yoga. Some think it is a religion. Some think it is physical exercise for health and some think it is a psychological system. All this is based on a misunderstanding f yoga. Yoga is simply a relationship. The word yoga comes from the biblical word, yoke which in turn originated from the root word in Sanskrit jugit. Both mean joining together or to unite. Yoga is the union of an individual consciousness with infinite consciousness. A yogi is a person who leans completely on the Supreme Consciousness, God, until they have merged their individual self with the Infinite Self. This is all….”

Basically, Yoga is about opening up your spirit through your body so that you can be ‘yoked’ to a higher power – spirit. These spirits, called ‘god’ are not the true and living God, but one of the ‘many spirits’ that have gone out into the world, seeking a house (man/woman) to dwell in.

Christian beware!

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112 Comments

  1. Pat Gresham / Mar 30 2008 4:41 pm

    Why does everyone think that you will be posessed by demonic spirits if you do yoga? As a teacher of Christian Yoga at church, our class has found a closer relationship with Jesus by using the many physical benefits that yoga offers. You do not have to be a Hindu to honor the body that God has given us. Your faith must be weak to think that practicing yoga would influence you to any eastern mysticism.

    • M.C. / Oct 28 2009 11:32 pm

      Cause they stupid that’s why! They S-T-U-P-I-D!

      • jonyeong / Nov 4 2009 7:56 pm

        In the first place, there is no such thing as Christian Yoga. It is not found in the Bible anywhere at all. Secondly, sad to say the world has gone into the church whereas the Church should be reaching out to the world. Worldly, carnal and ungodly things such as Yoga has gone into the Church.

        ALWAYS SEE THE ORIGIN AND SOURCE OF THINGS!! Especially pertaining to the Spirit Realm. There are 2 sides – the Holy Spirit or the evil spirits. the spirit of Yoga is of hinduism and is NOT OF GOD! You are so deceived. God wants u to honor Him with Your Heart, Soul and Mind NOT YOGA! Worst still Yoga is a pagan practice. Why are Yoga teacher bringing a pagan practice into the church. God made it clear in the Bible certain practices are an ABOMINATION TO GOD! READ THE BOOK OF MALACHI AND YOU WILL KNOW GOD’s Standards.

        More importantly, if u have felt the love of God why on earth do u need Yoga to bring a closer relationship with Jesus? Jesus wants ur COMMUNICATION, YOUR LIFE, YOUR SOUL and everything! Not YOGA! Yoga’s root is hinduism. How can there be peace and corelation between God and Satan? What is of God is of God, What is of the world is of the world, what is of satan is satan’s!

        I must say Pat Gesham that ur church has fallen into a major deception in believeing that Yoga is okey and that you are even having Classes! The Holy Spirit is very grieved! God wants us to do things His Ways and according to HIS WORD!! Yoga is definitely not what Jesus is looking for. Yoga is of the carnal mind and hindu religion and must NEVER EVER BE IN THE CHURCH!

        BEAR IN MIND! We can never please God with our carnal mind and actions especially Yoga! We must please God in the spirit, with our heart and with WHAT WE DO? Do u think Yoga is pleasing in the sight of God when it is of the devil?

        As for u MC, DONT CALL ANYONE STUPID. What U say will surely bounce back to u

        God Bless!

        • Pete / Nov 18 2009 12:17 am

          What if we called yoga stretching? Would it be demonic also?

          There also isn’t a great string of logic to the whole “yoga isn’t in the bible” argument. There are a lot of things that we don’t find in the bible. Christmas trees (pagan), Easter celebration etc. all of which have pagan roots but are widely celebrated. Same with Christian fiction books, christian rock and rap music…..

          Personally, just call yoga stretching and go on.

          • nina / Oct 29 2010 6:31 pm

            yeah we could do that but that is called lying. L-Y-I-N-G!

          • Truth Soldier / Dec 29 2010 5:58 am

            It is not the stretching or the exercise. It is about it’s origins
            and more importantly about the “chakras” especially the
            6th. You can either take a mark on/in your right hand or
            on/in your forehead! Why would you even chance it? Also,
            David Spangler, the former “Planetary Initiatives Director”
            for the U.N. has said, “No one will come into the New Age
            unless he/she will take a Luciferian initiation”. Opening the
            Third Eye is known as an initiation. Do not even chance it.
            Divination and other such occult experiences are forbidden.

          • losano / Jan 30 2011 5:24 pm

            But it is not a reason to practice yoga. BTW, I do not celebrate christmast for the Lord wasn’t born on December the 25th. I don’t buy in on all those extra biblical festivities and practices.

          • saltshaker128 / Feb 15 2011 12:23 pm

            I TYPE IN ALL CAPS SO I CAN SEE IT EASIER, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT “YELLING” AS SOME BELIEVE. HOWEVER, I FEEL LED TO RESPOND TO THESE COMMENTS. YOU STATED:

            “What if we called yoga stretching? Would it be demonic also?

            There also isn’t a great string of logic to the whole “yoga isn’t in the bible” argument. There are a lot of things that we don’t find in the bible. Christmas trees (pagan), Easter celebration etc. all of which have pagan roots but are widely celebrated. Same with Christian fiction books, christian rock and rap music…..

            Personally, just call yoga stretching and go on.”

            YOU STATED ABOVE THAT CHRISTMAS TREES ARE NOT IN THE BIBLE. WELL, YOU CAN FIND GOD’S OPINION OF CHRISTMAS TREES IN JEREMIAH 10:2-5 ~

            Jer 10:2 Thus says the LORD: “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
            Jer 10:3 For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
            Jer 10:4 They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple.
            Jer 10:5 They are upright, like a palm tree, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good.”

            IN OTHER WORDS, CHRISTMAS TREES ARE ANOTHER FORM OF IDOLATRY, WHICH GOD FORBADE IN THE ORIGINAL TOP 10 COMMANDMENTS! [SEE EX 20:1-6.] HE COMMANDED US TO MAKE NO GRAVEN [CARVED, MOLDED, ENGRAVED, CHOPPED, HACKED, SAWN, HEWN OR SHAPED WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS OR TOOLS OF ANY KIND] IMAGES OUT OF ANYTHING, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN THE HEAVEN ABOVE OR THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH. HE GOES ON TO STATE EMPHATICALLY THAT WE ARE NOT TO BOW DOWN TO THEM NOR SERVE THEM BECAUSE THE LORD [YAHWEH] OUR [ELOHIM] GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD WHO PASSES THE INIQUITIES OF THE FATHERS DOWN TO THE CHILDREN UNTO THE 3RD AND 4TH GENERATIONS OF THEM THAT HATE HIM, BUT SHOWING MERCY UNTO THE THOUSANDS OF THEM WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. (THE ONE EXCEPTION TO PASSING DOWN THE INIQUITIES OF THE FATHERS IS THE CURSE OF THE BASTARD [ILLEGITIMATE] CHILDREN, WHICH IS A 10-GENERATION CURSE HANDED DOWN, AND NOT JUST 3 OR 4 GENERATIONS.)

            GOD TELLS US TO COME AND REASON WITH HIM IN ISAIAH 1:18, AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT VERSE QUITE WELL. BUT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE “REST OF THE STORY,” WHICH ARE THE NEXT 2 VERSES: “IF YOU ARE WILLING AND OBEDIENT, YOU SHALL EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND; BUT IF YOU REFUSE AND REBEL, YOU SHALL BE DEVOURED BY THE SWORD; FOR THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HAS SPOKEN.” I SAY THAT TO SAY THIS: YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT THE PAGAN WORSHIP THAT THE CHURCH FREELY CELEBRATES, LIKE CHRISTMAS TREES IN OUR HOMES AND EASTER EGG HUNTS, ETC. YESHUA, JESUS, DID NOT RISE FROM THE DEAD ON EASTER SUNDAY; THAT WAS THE DAY THE PAGANS CELEBRATED THE GODDESS OF FERTILITY BY HAVING EGG HUNTS AND LOTS OF BUNNY RABBITS RUNNING AROUND. GOD WILL AND I BELIEVE IS ALREADY JUDGING THE CHURCH FOR ALL THIS PAGAN WORSHIP. YESHUA ROSE MOST LIKELY ON THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, ON YAHWEH’S CALENDAR, WHICH IS A LUNAR CALENDAR. YOU CAN FIND OUR MORE ABOUT YAHWEH’S CALENDAR HERE: http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/sbs777/ LOOK FOR THE LITTLE PURPLE BOOK ON THE SACRED CALENDAR. MANY FAMILIES HAVE HEARD CLEARLY FROM YAHWEH AND HAVE LEFT THE MAINSTREAM CHURCHES FOR CONGREGATIONS THAT KEEP THE TRUE SHABBATS AND YAHWEH’S FEASTS INSTEAD OF THE PAGAN ONES, LIKE THE CHURCHES HAVE DONE SINCE THE EMPORER CONSTANTINE.

            THIS WEBSITE, http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/sbs777/ IS A FREE BIBLE SCHOOL FULL OF THE RICHES OF YAHWEH’S WORD. THE TEACHINGS ON THE SACRED CALENDAR ARE VERY INSIGHTFUL. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THEIR CURRICULUM AND BECOME A STUDENT, IF YOU HAVE A HEART TO SEEK TO KNOW THE LORD OUR ELOHIM LIKE HE ALREADY KNOWS YOU. MAY YAHWEH BLESS AND KEEP ALL WHO READ THESE WORDS AND SEEK HIS FACE. AMEN!

        • Aisha / Nov 23 2009 2:56 pm

          amen to that!! “love not the world neither the things that are of the love, for if anyman love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him.” 1John 2:15

          • Pastor Patricia / Jan 21 2010 1:49 am

            Wonderfully worded, to all that has an ear to ear what the spirit is
            saying. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember what the word DECEPTION
            means and what we are taught about it in the bible. Do not be distroyed for any kind of lack.

        • scrag / Mar 13 2010 2:51 am

          Yes …do not be distroyed….Rats….I wont get these moronic souls…oh well….yummy yummy yoga!

          Stan A.

          • ChassT / Feb 14 2011 4:58 am

            I wouldn’t be making my name as satan, unless you like to see your family and children tourtered and burned alive and every kind of eveil satan has to offer a all ready ignorant person as yourself because if you love to see things like that or enjoy punishment beyound or human minds then it looks like your are just begging for it to come to you “Smart One” anything that you love will be smashed down and whipped off the face of the earth and the memory will not even be in heaven it will be dust, so good luck with that one wise crack, God have mercey for you who thinks it is a joke to be foolish about things you can not even see!!!

        • Yana / Nov 19 2010 11:15 pm

          You know, centuries ago, we complained about astrology
          and condamned people that were interested to explore
          the universe. We though the earth was flat. Years ago,
          we complained about science and evolution which is
          against christianity and we wanted it banned from schools.
          Now that we got used to all those things, now we complain
          about yoga….What’s next? Evolution is an inevitable
          thing. Years ago, we couldn’t imagine a woman wearing
          trousers, but if she did, she was looked in a weird way
          by christians because it was not responding to God’s
          standards…Today, almost all women wear jeans!…Even
          to the church! Jeans are for pagans? Isn’t it? Yoga
          existed for centuries and a long time before Christ.
          It’s so well developed and I am not surprised how many
          benefits yoga has on the body because it was not invented
          yesterday. On this earth there are too many good thing
          and many refuse to take them. Integrating yoga in
          coorelation with personal beliefs can’t be bad. If you
          are against bringing yoga to the church, how about food?
          Food is diabolic but we bring food to the church. How
          many people are fat, overweight, unhealthy, over eat.
          But it’s one of the main commendments in the Bible. Be
          smart people and recognise that everything can be bad
          or good for you, depending what’s on your mind and how
          you use things. Don’t forget that there is ONE GOD in
          this Universe and stop separating the population into
          two categories. God the punisher, God the mad, God the
          correctional father, God to fear, people…There is too
          much love in this world. God is love, nothing but love.
          We must stop discriminating, eliminating, judging. There
          are more people on this earth that don’t know how to read
          than those that do know how to read. God is here for
          everyone and every one can have a relationship with him.
          So written in the Bible, or not written in the Bible,
          we just discriminated all the majority of illiterate
          people in the entire world. God is love and more energy
          we use to spread love…..this world would be much better.
          At least take what GOD gave to you. Remember, in a healthy
          body, healthy soul!!!! Stop complaining and accept that
          everyone is different. Everyone has to stand strongly
          behind their choices. Yoga for some, yoga not for some…
          Too much food for some, not enough for some..Some healthy
          some not…
          Be disciplined and set up personal goals and achievement!
          It has not to be the same as your friends! Be yourself!
          Be unique and embrace it! Love life!!!! Love people!
          Enjoy the knowledge and intelligence that brought us to
          where we are today! Think! Ask questions! Invent! Be
          creative! Espress youreself! Cry! Laugh! Travel to see
          how is it somewhere else! Share happiness! Help! Be good!

          Embrace life!!!! Why everyone’s waiting for the LIFE
          after death when we got this one as a gift…so treat it
          as a gift!

          Happy w-e everyone!

          • JL / Nov 23 2010 8:55 pm

            I have been undergoing a re-assessment of beliefs for the past month and was actually all on the deliverance band wagon until late last night and early this morning. How is separatism love? and who wrote the bible everyone is sourcing these ideas from? Not God, but the actual last known scribes and publishers because we are trying to apply 2000 yr old fundamentals to now without actually knowing the source or intent or agenda of the scribes.

            It is funny because so many quote these biblical standards when convenient and then become angry resentful and judgmental when someone challenges them, without being able to truly verify source. As far as I was taught these are sins in themselves. So are you allowed to perpetrate sin in defense of your beliefs?

            This morning I felt like re-secure about my studies until I realized- what about all the people then and now who had never heard of Jesus or his teachings?- they are just rejected from God’s plan altogether? So if they happened to be in China or India at that time they are just excluded due to their geographically inconvenient location at that time?

            When I began reading my bibles again I was struck by the ego that was attached to God and how odd that seemed now. It is the very same thing that is warned about in deliverance because it attracts demons.

            This is what makes it feel false and more like the writings of man not an omnipotent being.

            Thank you God for a heart to feel our way to you

          • ChassT / Feb 14 2011 5:25 am

            Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard it a million times by people who forgot the teachings in the bible that say to sacrafice your comfort and let the dead burry the dead!Alot of people belive the way you belive that a littel bit of something wont hurt, but you forgot to list all the bad that came from all the “Good” things you listed you know, because there are tons of “BAD” that came from all the good things yiu think came out of all these discoviers like who realy cares if you know the world is flat?Does knowing that give you security like knowing what the bible repatably warns us about? Let me also point out the WHOLE OLD TESTAMENT is full of shrine prostitution and all kinds of crap pagans did to worship their demon gods that DID NOT BENIFIT THEM! Including practices that were YOGA, same positions same idea, some one thought they were so clever to come around after the fact and call it YOGA and say it is such a great excersice blah, blah, blah.So lets all go out and do it right?Lets try and test God even though Jesus his son was wise enough to not test the lord in the wilderness but people today think they are smarter and wiser than Jesus I guess!! Seems to be that people are more concerned with the way their bodies look for each other or how sexy they are feeling so they get their false confidnce from that instead of from the Lord!There is a spirit of LUST out there, YOGA, and its positions and LUST go hand and hand. So if you have to defend it or even try and justify its presence in a church or even question it then it is wrong! DUH! HELLO??? Also I want to add that all those fears from the past that the church and the so called Christ like,or Christains went ahead and said “oh its all good, no big deal” have accutally stomped out every bit of modesty America had to begin with, there are NO BOUNDRIES at all now days. No respect, lots of broken homes, lots of welfare lots of pride and worldly addvances that falsley secure peoples future or even their right now! Guess what ifb the worlds flat or round if we ate food or not, if we landed on the moon in JKesus day or whatever modern leaps we have come still dosent give you eternal life now does it? We are still gonna die.So stop justifing things that GOD laid right out infront of your face in the BIBLE not to do and do not lead other people astray because their blood will be on YOUR head for it laugh all you want but if your stuck down in hell I dont think you will be laughing and justifying anything this “NEW AGE” crap has to offer you!

      • Da truff! LOL / Jan 31 2010 2:48 pm

        Yeah uh cuz, M.C. Eebonik is speakin’ da truff! All Yall who think yoga is bad are S.T.U.P.I.T.!

        Really?!

        No, but truthfully, I agree with the author. You must investigate life, search out the origin of practices. Don’t blindly accept what your trusted “friend” told you, “Oh yoga’s fine, we do it at church!” Hmmm okaaaaaayyyyy.

        Your soul is on the line. If you don’t think that everyday is a war for your allegiance and your soul then you must be S.T.U.P.I.D.!

    • Fr Neil McGarrity / Jan 15 2010 3:31 pm

      To whomit may concern

      As a catholic priest working in deliverance ministry I have to tell you there is no such thing as Christian Yoga. Yoga is first and foremost a religion or a way of expressing a religion. For Christians it is false worship and therefore breaks the first commandment. There is always a spirit of disobedience that comes with the practise of Yoga and is oftent the first spirit that has to be prayed out. In the East, those who practise are particularly annoyed with the ameroicans who try to make their worship an exercise class – kind of like a yogi walking into a worship lifting the bible and reading it in the rest room – saying oh it’s just a book or in the Mass taking host and saying oh it’s only a piece of bread! AS FOR CHRISTIAN YOGA THIS IS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY ABSURD ! Fooolish and uneducated individuals think it’s only exercise – how do you know? have you studied the philosophy? have you studied the teaching? Has the Holy Spirit revealed to you in prayerful discernment that Yoga is cool? God is not a universal energy or Consciousness – Yoga like reiki taps into this so called energy that does not – cannot come from God therefore where does it come from? The root of all false religions has Satan at the helm. If you drink coke you get calories because you can’t separate the packaging from the content – No matter the exercise from Yoga it will lead you away form Christ slowly but surely. While we continue to deliver those who fall into false religion we have to encourage those who would pursue this practise to keep Christ at the centre of their lives – when youa re at the centre you become your God – eventually!

      • jesusblogger / Jan 16 2010 3:21 pm

        Thank you for such a great comment Fr Neil. Are you a spirit filled catholic?

      • greg chu / Feb 22 2010 12:59 am

        I have a yoga spirit needs pray it out. would you please help? I can feel it grinding my teeth, also injecting negative thoughts into my mind. I practiced yoga seriously before I became a christian. Even being filled by the Spirit of God before. But I think the ground still there. I remember they(the yoggies) put a seal on my forehead and on my both thumbs, then taught me to chant a particular name. I could not remember that they asked me to offer myself to that yoggie or not. But they did say that the teacher in india is meeting with us while we are meeting in tapei (I was in taipe, now I am is US). Then I realized this is evil spirit of india.

        I have prayed for a while, but not able to drive it out, have not tried much fasting yet.

        Thanks

        Greg

        • G.K / Apr 26 2010 8:32 pm

          Hi Greg Chu,

          Find a church where the spirit of God is working and have them pray for you. A church where people are baptised with the Holy Spirit (pray different languages). Ask God to guide you to such a church.

          In the mean while, it is possible for you, with faith, to become free. Chirst died for our sins, all of our sins and with his blood there is forgiveness for all of our sins, including the sins with regards to evil spirits. Confess your sin in front of Jesus and pray in His name and ask for His blood and believe. The blood of Christ can clean the sins of whole humanity, and can set whole humanity free, so your problem is not a big one for God. Believe this, trust in Him and His power. Pray with repentence and tears, with a broken heart and He shall hear and answer.
          The name of our Lord Jesus Christ scares whole hell away, including whatever spirit is bothering you.

          Remember, our Lord is love, He is a saviour, He is Life, He wants to set us free, more then we want to be free. If we sincerely ask Him, He shall hear.

          Let me quote from Psalm 18:
          6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

          7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

          8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

          9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

          10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

          11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

          12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

          13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

          14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

          15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

          16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

          17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

          18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

          19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

          20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

          21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

          God Bless you

          • greg / May 20 2010 12:41 pm

            Thanks, but so far no success yet. I am working on this and my faith still pretty strong. People who ignore this warning eventually will get connect to evil spirit without knowing. I have been a Christian over 30 years. Just in recent days, I started to realize there is a spirit attached to me. But I involved in Yoga back in 1974. I was in very dangerous situation, almost lost my mind. But through desperate prayers and call on the name of Jesus I was saved, just still there is a ground in my body, so I still sense it, especially it will grind my teeth to interrupt my mind then gain certain control of my mind, so some times I will speak non-sense. some what similar to 1 Samuel after king Saul failed, God send a evil spirit to him. I have confessed all my sins. But I think some how there was a legal contract or due to my ignorance to allow the spirit to come in, once it gets in, not easy to cast it out. I plan to fast and pray soon. Since the Lord said certain kinds has to cast out by fast & pray. But I am not sure how long of the fast is long enough to cast it out. I tried to find a church that do this kind of service. Not successful yet. But will continue to seek the Lord’s guidance.

            Grace to you all.

            Greg

        • Tessa / Dec 2 2010 6:13 pm

          Hi Greg, email me personally if you are still having this issue.

        • losano / Jan 30 2011 5:33 pm

          You have to take drastic measures. Remeber what the Lord said to His disciples: Mark9:29 “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting”.

          So don’t only need to pray, but you have to pray and fast at the same time, to drive those evil spirits out of you. You gave them access to your body by practicing yoga, even though u were ignorant back then, satan wasn’t. So, it is important for you to not ignore the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ in Mark 9:29.

        • saltshaker128 / Feb 15 2011 1:14 pm

          GREG,
          I WANT TO RECOMMEND YOU SEEK THE MINISTRY OF DELIVERANCE AT THIS CHURCH: http://www.hbcdelivers.org

          I HAVE BEEN A LONG DISTANCE MEMBER OF THIS MINISTRY SINCE THE MID-’80s. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. THEY HAVE DELIVERANCE WORKSHOP WEEKENDS 4 TIMES PER YEAR THAT BEGINS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS AND GOES THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOONS. THEY ARE IN THE CHICAGO SUBURBS IN HIGHLAND, INDIANA. THEIR TEACHING IS BALANCED, AND THE PASTOR ONLY ALLOWS A SELECT FEW OTHERS INTO HIS PULPIT WHOSE MINISTRIES ARE PROVEN TRUE. EVEN IF YOU COULD NOT GET TO A WORKSHOP, YOU COULD FIND OUT THROUGH THEM WHO MIGHT BE CLOSER TO WHERE YOU LIVE THAT HAS A TRUE MINISTRY. YOU CAN EMAIL THEM DIRECTLY ON THEIR WEBSITE.

          YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL ME IF YOU NEED FURTHER HELP. I WAS TRAINED TO MINISTER DELIVERANCE UNDER THIS MINISTRY AND HAVE BEEN DOING SO FOR OVER 35 YEARS. NOW I AM IN THE TULSA, OK AREA, IF THAT IS CLOSER TO WHERE YOU LIVE.

          AS FOR THE FASTING AND PRAYING, PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER GOING ON A DANIEL FAST THAT IS VERY ALKALINE BECAUSE IT IS LOADED WITH GREENS IN JUICE FORM. IF YOU FAST FOR 30-40 DAYS ON GREEN SUPERFOOD JUICES, YOUR BODY pH WILL CHANGE DRAMATICALLY TO A MORE POSITIVE pH ENERGY, WHICH WILL WEAKEN THE ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY THAT DEMONIC SPIRITS FEED OFF OF WITH A MORE ACIDIC pH, WHICH IS NEGATIVE ENERGY. YOUR EXPERIENCE OF RECEIVING THIS MINISTRY WILL GO MUCH MORE SMOOTHLY AFTER A FAST LIKE THIS. OF COURSE, IF YOU CAN STAND TO FAST ON WATER ONLY, BE SURE TO REPLACE LOST ELECTROLYTES SO THAT YOU DON’T GET TOO DEHYDRATED, WHICH CAN HAPPEN BY DRINKING DISTILLED WATER, FOR EXAMPLE.

          ANOTHER THING YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO AS A BELIEVER IS TO USE THE KEYS IN PRAYER OF BINDING AND LOOSING, FROM MATTHEW 18:18-19. AS YOU SUBMIT YOURSELF TO GOD FIRST, AND THEN RESIST THE DEVIL, YOU KNOW THE WORD SAYS THAT HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU [JAMES 4:7]. YOU CAN BIND THE SPIRIT YOU ARE TORMENTED WITH, GAG IT, TELL IT TO SHUT UP AND EVEN COME OUT OF YOU. YOU CAN RENOUNCE SATAN’S PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE AS WELL. YOU CAN ASK YAHWEH TO LOOSE THE WARRIOR ANGELS OF HEAVEN TO ESCORT THE DEMONS LEAVING STRAIGHT TO GEHENNA, TARTARUS, OR ANYWHERE ELSE THE HOLY SPIRIT TELLS YOU TO SEND THEM. THEY HAVE TO OBEY THE WORD OF GOD THAT YOU SPEAK! YOU ARE AN ABLE MINISTER, THE WORD DECLARES IN 2 COR 3:6, “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

          MAY YAHWEH OUR ELOHIM KEEP YOU SAFE IN HIS LOVING CARE UNTIL THE DAY OF YOUR DELIVERANCE FROM THE ENEMY’S SQUATTING. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU TO SEE THAT DAY COME QUICKLY, ALSO.

      • time / Nov 22 2010 9:52 pm

        …ahem… God created the heavens and the earth and everything there in…

    • TrueOrthodoxChristianGreekUSA / Feb 18 2010 8:55 pm

      Those who are interested in finding out why yoga is demonic at its core should read Fr. Seraphim Rose’s excellent book “Orthodoxy and The Religion of The Future”. This book uses patristic teachings of the christian church, some from the first and third centuries, some from the 8th centuries, and some from the 18th centuries. To an orthodox christian who has studied the holy fathers (and scriptures!) it is easy to see why yoga is demonic. At the heart of yoga is self-centeredness. Yogic moves are ancient methods of practical body movements which open the body and soul to demons. Godless liberal yoga fanatics (some call themselves Christian but are only nominal Christians) think that the god of hinduism (err.. gods!) is the same as the Holy Trinity, is the same as Allah (muslim), is the same as Buddha etc… but the truth is there can be, and only is one God!! He is three persons in one- he is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Every other ‘god’ is a demon! they are fallen angels trying to destroy the souls of men and lead them astray. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit- Amen!

    • losano / Jan 30 2011 5:17 pm

      Because the Lord Jesus did not use yoga, not even the apostles did use yoga or instructed us to use it. A born again Christian should follow what the World of God says, and the Word of God says that the only person who can bring us close to the Lord Jesus Christ is the Holy Spirit. We don’t need any posture to get close to God, but the Holy Spirit. It is not because every body is jumping out of the window that you r going to do so.
      As the apostle Paul said:”1 Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ”. Apostle didn’t instructed us to use yoga, so are you instructing people to desobey the World of God? You are preaching another Gospel. And I don’t care if you r a decon or a pastor, but you are wrong, and you r cursed.
      “Gal 1:8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed”.

  2. cs / Apr 2 2008 8:07 pm

    I was in a discussion last evening with a mentor. We were talking about fasting and prayer. He asked me why prayer was such a huge part of fasting. I asked why. He said because fasting not only is discipline of you self but it open you up to receive from the supernatural. Fasting without prayer is dangerous. When Jesus fasted satan came to tempt him.

    Looking back I can see how this is true. Some will no doubt look at Yoga and say, “But it connects me to God. I meditate and connect.” Meditation is not prayer. I want to erase myself in prayer but not so I can gain a higher consciousness but so I can give Jesus Christ all I have and become more like him.

    • Minister Marcus / Aug 25 2009 10:04 pm

      I totally agree with this statement posted by this person, and I want to add to what they have said. We should note that yoga being an eastern religion is not about God as we know him, and anytime you allow your spirit, or concious to search for it’s higher self then you are already opening yourself up not to the ocult as somone said, but simply to demonic subjugation.

      One person said that he didn’t see the big deal in it because he a “Christian Yoga Teacher at his church” Well then you are a practicioner of a pagan worship experience. How can you practice being in tune with your own spirit, and say that as a christian you are aligning yourself with the spirit of Christ? Only one can be in control, and Christ won’t share his space with the enemy.

      The bible teaches us to put on the whole (entire) armour of God so that you can stand against the wiles (shemes, tricks, trickery) of the devil. He makes something that is in reality deadly to your spirit seem so innocent. If you have a real relationship with God, then something in your spirit should be setting of alarm bells and warnings that something about reaching your inner peace is wrong. We take God for a fool. He never stated that we would find our own peace because his word saya “My peace I give you”, and another scripture says “He will keep us in perfect peace for those of us who keep our minds on him”. It has nothing to do with us thinking about clouds, rain, quiet woods or anything tranquil because it is only the peace of God passes all understanding.

      It baffles me sometimes. People we need to study the word of God more. I wonder who the pastor of this church is? His members are in jeapordy.

      • Eastern Church? / Oct 30 2009 1:52 am

        Your statement puzzles me…. “We should note that yoga being an eastern religion is not about God as we know him”… Jesus came from the East not the Western variation of Christianity.

        In fact, much of Jesus’s message was thrown out at the Council of Nicea.

        That you chose not to add yoga practice to your mind, body, spirit prayer… you’re call, but
        scaring people from wanting union with God doesn’t make any sense to you.

      • jonyeong / Nov 4 2009 8:00 pm

        THIS IS A VERY GOOD STATEMENT!! CLEARLY U KNOW THE TRUTH!! YOGA IS WRONG!!! IN THE EYES OF THE LORD

        • johny / May 3 2010 9:14 am

          are you saying i cant think of clouds, rain, quiet woods or anything tranquil i really quite enjoy these kinds of things..

          i thought he made them for us anyway?

          apart from that youve pretty much sold me..

  3. Anna / Apr 7 2008 11:59 am

    Well, I find it extraordinarily interesting

  4. David / Jun 5 2008 3:18 pm

    this is an important point – but it is also only my opinion.
    The root of the word yoga is the notion of yoking, or harnessing, and this is often interpreted in the sense of uniting, or putting togeather. It is true that yoga is usually seen as uniting the individual self with the universal self. In other words it is viewed as a religious process; and in India the universal is viewed as the supreme Hindu deity. All this is true…and false.

    The classical text on yoga is the ‘Yoga Sutra’, attributed to Patanjali, and it has aquired a number of commentaries which have become accepted as authorative; that is: the yoga sutra means what they say it means. The authors of the commentaries were in my view, based on what they say about the yoga sutra, professional religionists i.e. priests; and therefore their interpretation of the yoga sutra is religious. In my view those traditional commentators were attempting to hijack and distort the real meaning and significance of yoga – which is not religious.

    Yoga means to harness. the purpose of yoga is to harness the lower self, or the ego; that is the physical, emotional, mental human self. This is accomplished by the real self, which is the seer, or witness, or the pure consciousness, that each of us is at our core.

    Mastery of the personal self is fundamental to normal human life. To be a fully grown-up and developed human each of us must learn to control our bodies, emotions and thoughts. That is what education and growing up is supposed to be about; learning to walk, talk and use the potty are just the earliest stages in the process.
    Yoga takes that normal process of development much further; yoga involves a more complete development and eventually mastery of the personal or egic self; and a consequence of this is awakening to the nature of the real self; which some call enlightenment.

  5. reader / Aug 5 2008 1:07 pm

    It feels great to read someone echo my beliefs. I had learnt Yoga in Bombay, India 16 years ago. I will tell you what exactly it is.

    Yoga (pronounced yogue, as in vogue)means union. Here, it is in the context of uniting one’s person or being, with the ‘supreme’ being. There are 8 steps to attaining this unity. Hence, Yoga is called Ashtaang Yoga, or 8-part Yoga. It begins with physical exercises, goes onto process (kriya), pranayaam (regulated breathing), …dhaarna (concentration), dhyaan (attention/meditation–not biblical) and finally samaadhi, or trance. They say, if you stay in samaadhi for 72+ hours, you get united with the ‘supreme’. This means you die and do not re-enter your physical body.

    Doing all this is absolutely against the Word of God. Through yoga, Man tries to reach ‘god’ by his own efforts, while the Bible clearly shows that it is impossible for us to know God and reach Him on our own. “By grace through faith” is how we are saved. It is akin to the Tower of Babel–man trying to build his way to heaven. What a deception! And BECAUSE you contradict the Bible and offend God by practising yoga, Satan gets a legal right in God’s eyes to enter the life of the sinner and harass him, may be even help/benefit him by ‘healing’ a few diseases, but eventually taking him to hell. Jesus said if your right eye causes you to sin, chop it off. It is better to go to heaven with one eye than have a healthy body and rot in hell forever and ever!

    Invisible energy paths called naadees open up when you practise yoga. They facilitate demons to enter your body and alter your mental makeup and reasoning/logic. For the unsaved, they may never trust Jesus or know Him fully–so they would end up in hell. For the saved, it can cause torment as they would have sinned against their very Saviour.

    As they say, why take the risk when you know that you would be dealing with the unseen world? Most people mean well–to worship God Almighty, but they really do not know who He is. At least those who know Him, should desist.

  6. Wendy / Aug 14 2008 11:04 pm

    I practice Yoga and have been searching for a church that I can attend with the family to worship God. Our yoga path is to unite the practitioner with an experience of God. In my opinion this is completely in line with the teaching Jesus gave us: the Kingdom of god is within you. A yoga/meditation path will enhance the teachings of Jesus on how to meditate on God and experience that within ourselves. In order to practice both yoga and christianity you need to find a positive liberal church. Fundamentalist churches with notions of going to hell, satan etc. are not going to create a harmonious practice uniting with God. I found the united church to be most in allignment with my spiritual beliefs and yoga practice.

    • Minister Marcus / Aug 25 2009 10:05 pm

      WOW..

    • Follower of Jesus / Apr 28 2010 9:08 am

      I think it’s important that you define what it means to be a Christian. The bible says that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven and is very clear that both satan and hell exist. Jesus wasn’t just a great teacher, he’s the only way to know the Father; the only way to be in union with God. That’s what it means to be a Christian. To be a follower of the one and only Christ.

      I have yet to come across anything about positivity or balance in the bible. The Word calls for whole-hearted allegiance to Jesus, whether it offends people or not. Jesus was not a hippie who said that “everyone finds God in their own way”. Obviously, this message isn’t always the most “positive” in the eyes of the world. It typically makes them want to punch you. BUT WE MUST SPEAK TRUTH!

      No one is good. Not one. We can’t find God and go to heaven by looking deep into ourselves. The Almighty God who sits upon a throne in glory put himself into a body and hung upon a cross so that we may escape everlasting death. He’s living now and he’s coming back to judge the world! So many say they love God, but hate God’s ways. Love requires obedience, not just lip service. He didn’t come to bring “peace” to the world, he came “to bring a sword”. He’s a God of love and a God of justice, kindness and severity. May all things go to His glory.

    • losano / Jan 30 2011 5:45 pm

      U can’t serve 2 masters at the sametime (the Christ and Yoga); so u have to chose one. Jehovah God is only found in His own Word. Yoga will lead u further away from him, even though u have the illusion that yoga is bringing u close to the Lord Jesus Christ. You r just an ignorant. Christ didn’t practive yoga, neither did his disciples, so ask urself where yoga came from??

  7. jesusblogger / Aug 15 2008 9:05 pm

    The ‘higher power’ Yoga connects one with is far from being the Spirit of God. Hell, Satan and Sin are all biblical concepts which Jesus taught in the Gospels and the Apostles and Old Testament Prophets believed in. To believe otherwise is to invent your own brand of religion, which I would not call Christianity.

    • Minister Marcus / Aug 25 2009 10:07 pm

      The word said that in the last days men would fall prey to seducing spirits. I know we are in that era when churches allow yoga in the temples. WOW my mind is blown. That is why it’s so important for the people of God to stay focused on him becuse the enemy has pulled the wool over so many peoples eyes.

  8. Chris / Aug 29 2008 9:46 am

    I attended a yoga and meditation weekend hosted by a catholic monk – I was an atheist at the time, and felt a great spiritual awakening and am now myself a catholic. It would seem that, rather than putting me in the presence of the devil, yoga and meditation has contributed to bringing me to the presence of God…

    • Jorge / Apr 11 2010 7:36 am

      Chris,

      Was this really Yoga you had with the Catholic priest? I ask because there are other meditation traditions in christianity, mostly by catholics. Centering Prayer is one of them. There is another one I don’t recall right now.

    • losano / Jan 30 2011 6:00 pm

      I am sory to inform you that catholics aren’t born again christians. Did the monk ask you to confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Did he tell you to seek God (Yahweh) through His Word, by maditating it day and night. Did he also tell you that the Holy Spirit is our helper? If he did, than you have no business for practicing yoga.

  9. MikeNZ / Sep 2 2008 11:38 pm

    Chris
    If you’re a Catholic you may not be a Christian at all but decieved.
    If you consider yourself a Catholic then you may already be in Idolatry as your a Catholic before you’re a Christian.
    Where is the allegiance of your heart?
    Is it to Rome or Jesus?

    As for Yoga, I used to practice all sorts of things as part of my spiritual lifestyle, like many people I was synergistic and mixed and matched whatever I liked.
    Eric Von Danican, astral traveling, martial arts, yoga, seances, prayer lodge.

    I knew the spirit world before I became a Christian experientially, then I changed the allegience of my heart to Jesus.
    I had to make the decision that anything that didn’t lead me to Him wasn’t of him.

    On the last day the only thing that will matter is are you His.
    Your education, money, achievements whatever will be worth nothing.
    Going to church and being in the band, doing good works knowing your bible, being a signed up member of a congregation, none of it will matter.

    The only thing that will matter is, do you know Him and does He know you?

    • HECTOR / Oct 23 2009 2:33 am

      NUTTER

  10. MikeNZ / Sep 2 2008 11:40 pm

    That should read syncrenistic.

  11. Ven / Oct 9 2008 3:13 pm

    MikeNZ:
    That’s kind of sad telling Chris he may not be a christian. Call it what you want, that’s casting judgment on another. Last time I checked, it wasn’t our job to judge people. Instead, we are to love one another as God loves us.
    As a pastor that does yoga exercises, I see no issue. Any exercise routine can slide into the selfish (bodybuilders are not trying to be healthy, they’re trying to be big and show off), which in turn leads to sin. But with humility and wisdom, you can also have a healthy, flexible body and not risk slipping and sliding into selfish sin.
    As for Chris being a catholic, there is nothing wrong with attending catholic church, or any church for that matter, so long as the path you’re on leads you to listening to the Holy Spirit, loving and following God through the love of Jesus Christ.

    • dontoleratesin / Jul 27 2009 9:09 pm

      By their fruit you will recognize them. – Jesus Christ
      Yoga – not good fruit
      Catholic – not good fruit

      • Inquiring Mind / May 30 2010 9:00 am

        Speaking of fruits:

        But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

        Many Christians today appear to be the opposite: arrogant, smug, intolerant, disrespectful of others, fearful if not paranoid, angry, judgmental, exclusionary, and generally not very happy or peaceful.

        We might do well to ignore the splinter in our brother’s eye while we tend to the beam in our own eye. Or, as my grandfather used to say, tend your own field and let your neighbor tend to his.

        Peace.

    • HECTOR / Oct 23 2009 2:35 am

      HYPOCRITE, DO YOU READ WHAT YOU WRITE?

    • Face the facts. / Apr 16 2010 2:15 pm

      It is not true that we are not supposed to judge one another. The BIble says we are not to judge unbelievers but once you claim a beliver we are to help one another stay on the right path, therefore we must judge what another believer does. If that person is doing something sinful we are to go to them ect.
      Catholics are not believers because they believe that they can do something to gain salvation (ie. sacraments, confession ect.). You cannot and if you believe you can you are not “saved”.
      Most liberal churches are not “saved” either because they believe their own choice, saying yes I am saved or no I am not saved, is the deciding factor in their salvation. God saves who he wants, you have nothing to do with the decision. You were choosen before time began, just like the jews.

    • losano / Jan 30 2011 6:36 pm

      u r misunderstanding what the Lord as said. He should judge him if he was doing the samething. For example, it will be foolish for a catholic to say to another catholic that he/she is not a Christian, or for a theif to say to another thief do not still. However,the hard truth is that CATHOLICS AREN’T CHRISTIANS.

  12. donna / Oct 15 2008 10:14 pm

    Yoga is a gateway to demons. The movements is Yoga stimulate your pineal gland which some call your third eye. When you open your third eye you can see into the demonic spiritual realm. There are other ways to open your third eye, chanting, meditating, hypnosis, the fast way(lsd acid pcp ect.) The shamens used a certain root to open the third eye. Once open you begin to talk to “spirits, ascended masters, gods, the dead, ect. Why do anything that pagans do, we are called to come out of the world.

  13. Nemo / Dec 31 2008 10:45 pm

    The biggest mistake one can make, from the way I see it, is to judge a religion or the spirituality of a areal where people live, through the percepts of another religion.
    I understand that, if yoga is to open the doorway to unholy entities and demons, this means that for, maybe thousands on years, the Indians, the Tibetans, the Red-Skins of Northern America, the African shamans, all those people are nothing but a bunch of crazy satanists. You know, all of them practice for many hundreds of years various types of meditation practices, which in many ways are similar to yoga.
    Let me just have a big laugh about that

    • jesusblogger / Dec 31 2008 11:40 pm

      There is only One God and one way to Him – Jesus.

      Everything else is false. No laughing matter.

      • daeriznogod / Nov 6 2010 11:05 pm

        That is DEFINITELY a laughing matter. LOL

    • Serg / Jun 26 2009 11:04 pm

      Nemo, one of enemy tactics is to make you believe it’s not there. so you may laugh but let me ask you this. There’s black magic and white magic, which one come from satan? or may be both… You see, having a label of good intentions doesn’t necessarily make it right. Think…

  14. Darwin / Jan 2 2009 7:35 am

    Pat Gresham. your the one who has been fooled. Number 1. Faith isn’t strong or weak. It is or isn’t, little or big. Faith is a great thing it can’t be weak But no wonder you don’t know that. ” Christian Yoga” Thast like” clean “imprisoned free” christianity isn’t an oxymoron. ANYTHING that is flesh focused is of the flesh You are an asnswer to the prophecy of Paul. In the last days people will follow the doctrine of demons wanting to have their itchy ears tickled. Why the need to call it “yoga”. Why not fitness. I am a certified fitness instructor ISSA,So It’s not just an opinion You need the yoga because you are of your father the devil. You can be fit without the name yoga ” ie. yoke” Thats what the word means so you are an unrighteously yoked christian. Our only yoke is the yoke of CHRIST. Repent , you and those who follow ” you” not the SAVIOR. Yoga has no place in the born again man. Then again you speak like a religious person not a true believer. Unless you be born again you can’t even see the KINGDOM your focus is fleshly. Please don’t lead any more astray. You must listen to the HOLY SPIRIT. Not a spirit. but then again I’m just another weak faith person right! LOL

  15. Darwin / Jan 2 2009 7:49 am

    Ven. read your bible instead of ” freeing your mind” hippie. Paul said we are to judge those inside the church. God judges those outside. Do a bible search I will give you a hint it is in 1 COR. between chapter 4 and 6 just in case you don’t get it thats 1 Corinthians chapter 5 read the whole chapter it will do you good. If Chris calls himself a christian then he fits those inside the church. Come on stop being spoon fed, read the WORD for yourself. “We aren’t to judge, we aren’t to judge, duh” Read the WORD. (Please) context is key. Jesus didn’t mean to just look the other way at sin in the church, thats hippie liberalism, by the way nice cat on your web page (WOW) Thats all the church needs.

  16. faith.hope.love / Jan 17 2009 8:41 am

    I believe that names of beings / practices are significant, and some of the names associated with yoga are the Hindu god Shiva (known as ‘The Destroyer’) and hatha (a stream of yoga meaning ‘to oppress’). In yoga, the physical postures intend to oppress the ‘psychic streams’ running up the spinal column, in order to allow a ‘serpent spirit’ to climb the spine and reach the head.

    As a Christian who is involved with deliverence ministry, I know that this serpent spirit can manifest in people who have practiced yoga. If you are a Christian and believe that there are evil powers and principalities in the world, why risk undertaking exercises that may open yourself to such things? Surely you can find other equivalent exercises that don’t have so much attachment to false gods?

    Additionally, Darwin, I find your response to Ven particularly sarcastic and hostile. I encourage you to speak to your brothers and sisters with love and grace, even those you don’t know personally.

  17. freja / Jan 22 2009 9:27 am

    I am glad that i have heard about this, i have always been pondering whether i should do yoga, and even did about two minutes of jane fonda yoga, and lucky i felt lazy and didnt want to continue, or i would be posessed by a demon. I am not ever going to do yoga, how ew! I dont want to be posessed, i dont want to go to hell. for all those people who are debating whether or not to do yoga and the possibilties of affecting your christian faith, i suggest that you should avoid yoga, i would rather not go to hell than ‘have fun’ doing yoga. Look beyond your pride and even if the whole thing may be wrong, i would rather be wrong than be possed by a demon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEMON DEOMON I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. UGK / Jan 26 2009 10:26 am

    Christians are just as prone to get possesed by demons withut practising yoga. Look at all the church paedophiles and the pope. I am sure they dont do yoga.
    Basic yoga for improving flexibility is good. But the advanced Kundalini stuff is certainly dangerous and can cause imbalances in the mind and body.

  19. Levi / Jan 27 2009 6:45 am

    UGK. Right now we are talking about yoga and not other millions of crap satan has for humans to delude them from the truth. Be vigilant for satan moves like a lion whom to rend, to steal, kill and to destroy. I am an Indian and even I know about yoga and its consequences. Shame on the people who call themselves pastors and preach it is OK to do this and that which is not found in the Bible, deceiving many. You have been tools of satan to deceive the very elect. Remember, I am not against you or the any human who is practising it, but against the evil which has made you to do it. Jesus did not despise the sinners but the sin. I have only one thing to repeat: Repent or Perish. Read the Bible, be led by the Holy Ghost and be in His presence to be enlightened.

    • chitral / Oct 18 2010 5:17 am

      You may be an Indian and but that does not qualify you to talk about Yoga. What you are saying is just drivel.

  20. Levi / Jan 27 2009 6:56 am

    And moreover talking about your health. Keep His word, do what pleases Him, do not be gluttonous, be led by Him and not by any man.
    Proverbs (KJV):
    3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
    3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
    3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
    3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    3:5 ¶ Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    3:7 ¶ Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
    3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

    It is better to seek health than healing. God bless you all.

  21. Mc / Jul 13 2009 2:52 pm

    Yoga cannot in any way unite u with God only by prayers en faith can u do so there is only one God meditate only through prayer

  22. dei / Jul 21 2009 7:48 pm

    Such ignorance, religious beliefs that encourage the idea of separation from god are man-made because it is the ego talking and centuries of forced beliefs and social programming
    .
    Think about the power you can achieve from merging with all that is. Yoga is a way as meditation. demons only exist as personal creations of people influenced by religion into believing in them and any believer that demonizes another spiritual practice by mere ignorance should question the goodness in his heart. satan only began to exist the exact moment someone created him and convinces other to believe in him. our thoughts are what need to change in order for our reality to change. If your thoughts are about love, unity and a world demon-free, that is the reality you will create.if your thoughts are about there being a hell and purgatory, satan etc that is the twisted world you will live in. so who lives in a better world? religious fanatics with their sick notions of good and evil, holy punishment or, people who believe in yoga, love, unity with all that is and in a world we can change by focusing only on positive beliefs?
    you do the math if blind unquestioned faith hasn’t already rotted your common sense…

    • dontoleratesin / Jul 27 2009 9:38 pm

      …spoken like a true God-hating atheist. Satan himself will try to get you to doubt Jesus and to doubt God himself. Genesis 3:1, first question ever – “Did God really say…?” When you doubt God like dei suggests, you fall, you sin, and you wonder from your first Love. Don’t do it; don’t be deceived. Hell is is as real as eternal separation from God. If you hate God, you will surely be judged for all your sin and live forever in hell, even if you “peacefully” sun-salutation your way there.

    • dontoleratesin / Jul 27 2009 10:15 pm

      “merging with all that is”? your desire for that “power” blinds you from truth dei. don’t desire and worship all that there is, because SIN and GOD are not ONE but SEPARATE. HE IS HOLY, the Lord laid down his life so that you might see clearly and offers you eternal life with God. He loves you and wants to pull you up out of the darkness and deceit…

      There is EVIL in this world, LOTS OF EVIL in darkened hearts of human beings, don’t be fooled, , there is victory in Christ, and Christ alone. SIN is real and deeper than you will know. It is a messy world and as Christians, we need to be light and salt. Why promote the practices of pagans? Why not promote the Lord?! Jesus doesn’t teach us to go into private and practice yoga, he says go into private and PRAY… to develop a relationship with the living Christ, the Person of GOD. He doesn’t say, ok inhale deeply and exhale through your nose while pressing your seat into the air, coming into a cobra and bowing into yourself!

      Sin is stealing life on every street corner and lets be real, we live in a world of men and women who are placing their lives into the hands of Satan and his demons daily… murder, theft, adultery, lies, self-idolatry, human trafficking, slavery, greed, hatred, anger, sloth, denying Jesus in word and deed, selfish pusuits, injustice, lust, sexual immorality, pagan practices, drunkeness, PRIDE ….

      ROMANS 1:21- 25: 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, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they EXCHANGED THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD FOR A LIE and WORSHIPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!

      Don’t be fooled, don’t exchange truth for a lie, don’t “merge with all that there is”, be children of light for the sake of the one who keeps His promisees.

      Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

      Yoga is not for you, no no no, this is not for you Christian.

    • Carl / Oct 18 2009 11:26 pm

      Yoga was developed by a culture that is saturated in demonic worship. You cannot seperate the practice of yoga from the religion that created it which is hinduism. This practice is disguised as “exercise” for the western culture but actually its a form of demonic worship. Yoga,acupuncture, etc are all part of the orient religion.

  23. Arnoud / Oct 14 2009 5:33 pm

    Man, are you sick. What does Yoga have to do with Christianity? And what do you have to do with Christianity? Don’t you think stupidity, narrow mindedness, preaching fear is making your life less rich and more sad, but is making God sad as well. You’re a disgrace !

  24. jesusblogger / Oct 14 2009 9:40 pm

    Arnoud, you asked a good question: “what does Yoga have to do with Christianity/”

    Indeed.

  25. HECTOR / Oct 23 2009 2:10 am

    YOU PEOPLE NEED HELP, YOU NUTTERS

  26. OneforChrist / Oct 23 2009 2:53 am

    As a young teen, I heard about “yoga” and it’s ‘spiritual” influence. I’ve never “practiced” it and never will.
    Of all the things that one must do, the meditation part scared me the most. According to what I had read on ‘yoga” and meditation. One had to “open” their mind and clear it of all thoughts in order to “unite” one’s self, with the “supreme” being and achieve “enlightenment”. This struck me as odd. Who or what is/was this “supreme being”, I had to ask myself. Upon further reading, I found that it was not God. At least not our Heavenly Father.

    As Minister Marcus states from the Word of God:
    Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

    As Levi states from the Word of God:
    Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    Too many “Christians” want to be like the world and do as the world does by conforming and “justifying”.

    Paul exhorts us in Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    Romans 12:2 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.

    What is the necessity to “do” yoga that one would compromise their walk with God?

  27. Esme / Nov 11 2009 7:32 am

    Im really confused. Please help me. im an 18 year old girl. I take Yoga in school. i find it interesting and it does seem to help me. i used to go to church a lot. I BELIEVE in God. I want to be able to love him one day with all my heart. If Yoga is impeding me from connecting with God or if im at risk of being “possessed” please tell me. Is it okay to take Yoga??
    i only do it cause i want to become flexible.
    but all i see is all these arguments.
    someone out there with God in their hearts be honest.
    thank you

    • Junior / Dec 17 2009 10:58 pm

      Esme, I think you can stretch and exercise full stop. But Yoga is not just stretching and excising. It is a form of worship. Simply Exercising YES. But Meditating, Clearing your mind, getting in tune with your inner self etc NO, NO, NO.
      RUN from anyone who tries to include and kind of Physiological/ Spiritual association or benefit from the exercise. You Exercise your body to gain physical strength, But PRAY to God through JESUS(Who is of God and who is God) if you want spiritual growth.

    • chitral / Oct 18 2010 5:44 am

      Esme, You appear smart and educated. You have already realized the physical benefits of Yoga. Just think what could be wrong about getting in tune with your inner self, knowing yourself. Your tru nature is happiness. What is God ? Nothing but happiness and tranquility who wants the best for you. Not to punish you!. If we say that all God will punish you and send you to hell etc.. is that not a contradiction with God is good and all powerful. Just think about it.
      As the Western world rises in its literacy more and more are asking the question and becoming spiritual ignoring the dogma we see here threatening with eternal damnation.
      Chitral

    • Nate / Oct 20 2010 8:09 am

      Esme:

      Let me help you….Regardless of what the (and I hate to say this) psuedo-religious fanatics are saying, Yoga is not a religion,but a science(or knowing) the inner Spirit of one’s self.You go to church to learn about someone else,but no one teaches you about self. …because Jesus himself said “ye are GODS”(John 10:31-35)…. You exalt,run around a church,become “slain in the spirit” all of the outer worship but no one teaches you how to “inner” worship.I read what Junior posted and he could be a very intelligent man,but he says that Yoga “clears” the mind and is dangerous…Is he really serious??? Most of you people NEED to clear your mind and start over!! Even though that is not Yoga’s intent. People attack what they don’t understand….Most of the Christian folk on here probably couldn’t tell you of their religions’ origin or know anything about it!!!! But back to the “clearing of the mind” Yoga doesn’t clear your mind..it strengthens you ability to MASTER MIND!!! be ye transformed by the RENEWING of mind is what the bible writer states..but did the good Reverend tell you HOW to renew your mind?? How do you TRANSFORM self???? Does going to church transform you?…..I think not…. a lot of people go to church everyday and are still the same……..Does living a good Christian life transform you?? It’s a good thing but what truly transforms you is KNOWLEDGE!! Close you eyes for a moment and see how long you can focus on ONE thing! after a short time your mind races from one thought to another….Yoga takes your “wild” mind and gives YOU the power to TRANSFORM…..if I take a magnifying glass and bring it to a point it can burn and produce fire!!! But if I don’t focus the rays of the sun to a point it won’t burn anything. To transform the mind you MUST MASTER MIND..by you guessed it MEDITATION!!! because meditation focuses firmly on the kingdom of GOD within YOU!..!Luke 17:20-21… I could go on but I hope this was enough..
      Peace

    • The Rev. / Dec 13 2010 2:27 am

      Esme listen to Junior. There are too many demon possessed people responding to you. Stretching is ok. It is natural. When you start opening yourself up to the spiritual side of it then it becomes a religion. God doesn’t have many ways to Him. He only has Jesus. You can’t go through an eastern religion to connect with God. According to John 14 Jesus and God live in you as a believer. If you want to connect to Him read your bible and pray to God. Do exercises to help your body but don’t open yourself up to eastern bondage.

  28. MikeH / Nov 24 2009 5:37 pm

    I have done yoga for about 1 year and it has helped me to focus and become more flexible. If you can ignore the classic definitions of yoga for a moment and think back to some of your gym classes in school for a minute …did you ever do a pushup? (In yoga they give it an Indian name – of course – because its a different language!) It’s called a chattaranga. Doesn’t that sound mysterious and occult? If you think it does, then you are simply superstitious. It’s STILL a push-up. In yoga they do things like we do in American gymn classes. Squats, head stands, back stands, head to the knees, splits, back bends, hand stands, etc. Since when does the Hindu have a corner on these exercises? Does this mean that every time anyone ever does any of these type of exercises in a gym class or as a cheerleader that they are inadvertently performing an occult practice?! Come on! I ran cross country in high school and we did lots of different leg stretches. We spread our legs wide, bent over and tried to touch our head to our knees, side to side. We bent straight over and tried to touch our head to our knees too! Little did I know that I was probably making a sacrifice to a Hindu deity! I think that the religious aspect of yoga can and should be separated from the exercise part. There’s no need for any of that. The stretches themselves still have physical and health benefits. I did martial arts and tai-chi too, but never would participate in chanting, or mystical meditation, etc. I also do NOT think that doing a posture like a leg lift, or a squat or a head stand is going to open you up to a demon entering your spirit – especially if you are a Christian! The older I get, the more I think we as Christians get more superstitious by the day. If we look closely at all the nuances of Evangelical Churches, we would have to admit that we have our own subculture too. For example, ‘laughing in the spirit; being slain in the spirit; gold dust falling or gold fillings in peoples teeth during a service;. The secular world must think certain Christians are nut cases. We are just echoing the teachings and opinions of others and aren’t thinking things through for ourselves. Back to yoga – If I want to lift my arms straight up in the air, I can say ‘Praise God’ and I can go into a ‘child’ posture which is on my knees with my arms sticking straight out and recite the verse in my head that ‘every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.’ And guess what? I can still get the benefit of stretching my back muscles! I would say to all of you who want to stretch and exercise that there is nothing inherently wrong in keeping your body flexible, especially as you get older. If your instructor is urging you that you must buy into the Hindu aspect of it all, then its a chance for you to tell them that you are a Christian and you don’t subscribe to a foreign religion. If they can’t tolerate you, then you leave the class and stretch at home or find a place where they aren’t as adamant. So I think that Christians can do yoga poses – just like ballet and other fitness exercises, but I do not think that Christians can accept the kundalini, the oneness with the universe stuff, etc. That part is clearly occult. But to believe that simply stretching your body opens you up to demons is a STRETCH in itself. The demonic part is when they get you to start mentally accepting the Hindu indoctrination – which is subtly interwoven with the classes. You have to reject that part and remember that Jesus is Lord.

  29. will / Mar 5 2010 3:48 pm

    Yoga is one of the lessons in the P90x video workouts. I am doing P90x to get into shape, and I enjoy the yoga workout as part of the training. Most of it is stretching and balancing, there is a minute of meditation at the end to cool down and relax.

    Its absolutely amazing what we “Christians” can argue about. I hesitate to call myself “Christian” anymore and prefer “follower of Christ” because of the negative things that people associate with the term now. I am inhabited by the Holy Spirit, and I medidate on God’s word in the Bible and let him speak to me after each verse. When I do yoga, I focus on Christ and breathing while I do the tough stretching and medidate on particular verses. I am not worried about becoming demon possessed.

    Christians really need to start focusing on what is central to our faith…love, and quit judging people who we don’t know anything about. Its no wonder so many people do not want to be a part of it all. Do you speak to others out of love or a way to feel better about yourself?

  30. Sam / Mar 29 2010 4:53 pm

    You talk about things you don’t know anything about. That’s unwise, you look like an idiot. You also epitomize the close-minded nature of many Christians today, referring to Paganism and Hinduism like it is the enemy, all the while missing out on some of the great wonders we have been given the opportunity to experience. Why? Because it is not mentioned in the Bible?

  31. William Blake / Apr 6 2010 4:51 pm

    I fear that all the Christian rhetoric here is the result of demonic possession. Your fear of possession, and xenophobic mind sets clearly point to a state of something that is clearly not “of God”.

    You clearly know not what you have done. This exclusionary preaching is the result of the same force that you call the devil. You shall find no love, solace, or redemption in this. Jesus’s love is all inclusive and capable of transcending all this fear.

    Unlearn your dogma and set yourself free. This life is too short, and the afterlife too long to subject yourself to such foolishness. Abandon any religious mandates that make your world, understanding, or freedom smaller. Yoga can help you here, because as the body expands, so shall your mind. No one can ever convince me that God wants my mind closed, smaller, or subjugated via the words of foolish men.

    God bless you all.

    • chitral / Oct 18 2010 6:10 am

      Very well said.!!

  32. Bill A / May 7 2010 8:07 pm

    There is no such thing as the internet! It’s not in the bible!!!!

    When Homer Simpson asked jebus to help him, nothing happened. This proves that Jebus and the Dog and the Holy Spit are scams like scientology.

    Got a mortgage? You sold your soul to the moneylenders. Jebus don’t like that.

    • jesusblogger / May 8 2010 2:54 pm

      The internet is in the bible, it says ‘knowledge shall increase’ in the book of Daniel. The Bible predicted the information age we live in today.

      Homer asked and nothing happened. That is because Homer is not a real life character, he is a cartoon created by Matt G and promoted by Fox. I know he seems ubiquitous in culture to the point one might think he actually exists, but he does not. The opposite is true of God, He does exist. And, it is historical fact that Jesus existed too. As for dogs, I am sure if you look outside your home you will see one.

      I don’t have a mortgage, so thank God I haven’t sold my soul to the money lenders. Have you? You can be redeemed by Christ, if you believe.

      • daeriznogod / Nov 6 2010 11:17 pm

        Yet your religion and your “book” take a fat dump on knowledge…

  33. Very young and nieve boy / Jun 13 2010 6:37 am

    Saul was ordered to destroy all the goods of the amalekites and kill all the people..saul saw that the livestock was “good” for sacrifice unto our GOD so he kept it. God said to obey is better than sacrifice, and saul was eventually dethroned. My point is that you cannot take what is of the world and use it for GOD’s glory. Think of it as your wife being unfaithful, with the reason that she is making money to help support the home. Good intentions are there but the method is faulty because it is condemned by the word of GOD.

  34. rudy / Jul 5 2010 7:23 am

    I agree Minister Marcus when you said”. He makes something that is in reality deadly to your spirit seem so innocent.”…the devil will call something harmless and innocent, but how could anything that separates us from Jesus be called harmless. Theses thoughts in our minds are sometimes(or always) swayed by the evil one(satan). As far as worshiping Jesus, we can never worship Him with things of the world , Jesus Himself said “I have given them Your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, JUST AS I DO NOT BELONG TO this world. I AM not asking You to take them out of the world but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I DO. – John 18:14-16 NLT”… the world wants us(the believer) to do satans dirty work so any thing that is of this world can never please Jesus because it is of the evil one. Jesus can only reveal His truth to those He has chosen. Just because we live in this world doesn’t mean we have to be part of it..(not saying you shouldn’t help the needy or poor)

  35. Bon / Jul 20 2010 5:57 am

    Are you freaking serious! Good grief you people are certifiable. NEWS FLASH! Yoga precedes Christianity by a looooong time.

    • chitral / Oct 18 2010 6:12 am

      So true. Jesus too had good and great things to say. Why can we not assimilate good things whatever may be the source!

  36. aubrey / Jul 26 2010 4:11 pm

    This is for Greg. I don’t know where you live but if you’re looking for a church and a man of God to cast that spirit out of you then my church is perfect. My pastor always preaches against yoga, and I’m sure he would be glad to help you. The is Upper Room Church of God in Christ, and the Pastor is Supt. Dr. Patrick L. Wooden Sr. We’re in Raleigh, NC. Like I said I don’t know where you live, I just know that there is a man that God is using for His kingdom, and that he can help you. So if you could visit the church, you wouldn’t be sorry.

    God Bless You

  37. Hiker / Oct 15 2010 1:51 am

    I have found over and over that the guy that bashes yoga is the same guy that can’t touch his toes. Generally, he is too lazy or apathetic to work at it but won’t admit it. He also has a huge fear that his neighbor might show him up by touching his toes. To rationalizes his fears and insecurities with yoga bashing.

    • jesusblogger / Oct 18 2010 7:16 am

      Wrong assumption.

  38. robby duck / Oct 17 2010 3:53 pm

    It scares me when I read comments from some of the religious fanatics out there! I’m sure you all have pretty strong views on muslims as well, but I would have to say you are not so different from the extremists on the other end!

  39. Nitin / Oct 18 2010 4:00 am

    Guys,
    YOGA has nothing to do with any religion. To associate it with some religion on the basis of some books is stupid.

    The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which essentially means to join or unite. The union referred to is that of the individual self uniting with Cosmic Consciousness or the Universal Spirit. Yoga is a means to achieving this goal.

    Born in India, almost 26,000 years ago, Yoga is believed to have evolved during the period of the ‘Sat Yuga’, also called the Golden age. This period became known as a time of everlasting peace and abundant blessings, filled with seekers of the Eternal Truth. That is why, probably, even today we associate yoga with sages and hermits.

    KNOW BEFORE U SAY ANYTHING.
    Hinduism is the oldest religion – much older than Christianity. And it might be the only religion which has not used force, power, wars, preachings to spread itself. Hinduism is the way of living and believes in PEACE. It is the only religion which finds perfec equilibrium with nature…it respects plants, animals and worships them. Find any other religion which does that :-).
    Yoga is just a small subjec in hinduism…and is extremely powerful and helpful for mind and body.

    • Nate / Oct 20 2010 7:30 am

      I totally agree. It’s very interesting for people to “shout out” without any knowledge. Christians go to church seeking salvation and not really understand the essence of Jesus’ teachings. First off,Jesus is a man from the “East” and it should go without saying that he was well versed in Eastern philosophy. Christians go to church to attain favor to make it into the kingdom of God..when Jesus himself stated that the “kingdom of God” is within you! (Luke 17:20-21) Jesus spent a good portion of his childhood in Egypt..the land of mysticism,and no doubt understood the mystery system or school of ancient Egypt. There are paintings on the walls of the pyramids showing the Egyptians practicing yoga..in the Lotus pose. It makes a lot of sense when the bible says that…know ye not that your BODY is the TEMPLE of the SPIRIT….If the image of GOD(Man) dwells in a body(Genesis 1:27)….,then the body must be a fit instrument for this in-dwelling spirit!..Hence Hatha Yoga came around to make the TEMPLE OF THE SPIRIT(the body)..FIT! Yoga is a science,NOT a religion! Isn’t it funny how Jesus had issues with the Pharisees and Sadducees who were the “RELIGIOUS” powers in his lifetime. Notice how Jesus always spoke in parables…because he was speaking hidden knowledge?(Mark 4:2)(Mark 4:10-11)(Mark 4:33-34)….Isn’t it funny how people fail to see that if the “reflection of GOD”…or his IMAGE resides in man,that man has the ability to become as the infinite FATHER!! (John 10:31-35) (Psalm 82:6-8) But it has been RELIGION and it’s dogma that has kept man from knowing the truth! Christianity wasn’t known in Jesus time,that came well after his death..and it was made the official religion of Rome and all the land the Rome was ruling in the 3rd century under Constantine.So my message to anyone who fears Yoga is to move aside religious bigotry and uncover the essence of what Yoga is… for behold the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN…Luke 17:20-21 King James Version.

    • rudy / Nov 8 2010 4:22 am

      Hinduism is the way of living and believes in PEACE. It is the only religion which finds perfec equilibrium with nature…it respects plants, animals and worships them. Find any other religion which does that….

      Do you seriously worship nature? you would rather worship the created rather than your Creator? You find power and strength only from human philosophy, creation has you under its curse by believing in its lies. Jesus wants to free the world from the lies it has been believing since the beginning. Believe in Him and you will find truth that will set you free.

      Nitin, JESUS has the power of Eternity, the power of RESURRECTION ! Now tell me what other religion or faith has that?… None.

  40. bso / Oct 18 2010 2:14 pm

    I think I’m just a animal with little more brain tissues.

  41. bso / Oct 18 2010 3:19 pm

    U can compare Yoga and Business or any measures to earn money….

    Business- U do business – U earn money
    1. If U can manage your business – U earn more – get freedom hence peaceful mind and life.
    2. U can not manage, U loose or even get mental disorder due to loss.

    Yoga- U do yoga- u get some sort of spiritual powers
    1. If U have physical and mental ability to manage or control over what u get – and not misuse it- u get near to god.
    2. But if U have no such ability to handle the situation – U may loose ur mind or get demonic…

    sorry for jpt grammar …

  42. name / Oct 18 2010 6:15 pm

    Yoga can be demonic because for some in Christianity even sex is satanic influence…..

  43. Rahul Pandey / Oct 19 2010 8:58 am

    God, what the hell is wrong with you guys (people who believe yoga is demonic). I am a Brahmin Hindu (Just like a Father in Church). Who told you that Yoga is Hinduism or it promotes Hinduism, get your facts right before you talk about any sensitive issues. Mr. Fr Neil McGarrity, kindly go back to school and learn some more you are a catholic priest, without studying about any subject how could you comment on it..

    Just to let everyone know, that:

    1. Yoga is an exercise nothing else, it help you to increase immunity against viruses and other diseases (Clinically proven).

    2. Yoga does not promote any religion, yes, it does not, since it is an ancient practice, the words that are used to concentrate are in Sanskrit (an ancient Hindu Language). If you don’t want to chant there is no restriction (It doesn’t ask you to chant anyway)

    3. There is nothing called Catholic Yoga.

    4. LOL for those who believe that if you do Yoga you will be posses by demons. hahahaha.. do you live in 21st century or some medieval age. you guys mean that those who practice Yoga are possesed by Demons. Can’t get funnier then this.. are you guys sure you’r from 21st Century.

    In the name of the God (whoever you believe in) stop talking nonsense. Instead you should learn from the above comment made by Nitin, we know more about angels, demons, body and soul then your so called 2000+ years of knowledge.
    I heard someone saying it promotes Hinduism (Big LOL), for your information, Hindus are born, you cannot go into a temple and get converted. Its not a membership if only your parents are Hindu AND you practice the tradition then only you will be called Hindu.

    I think the popularity of Yoga got into the nerves of the Catholic Churches that is why everyone is jumping into the bandwagon. Afterall, nobody asked you to practice it… your choice.

    Regards,
    Rahul Pandey

    Note: Nothing personal, I am not against any Religion or Community, my religion teaches me Peace and Harmony, but can’t stop myself after watching ridiculous comments here.

  44. ABRAHAM / Oct 24 2010 8:51 am

    WORD OF GOD SAYS:
    “For physical training is of some value-useful for a little; but godliness [spiritual training] is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come”.(1Timothy4:8-Amplified Bible)

    WORD OF GOD WARNS:
    “Turn away from————the subtleties and contradictions in what is
    FALSELY called knowledge and spiritual illumination. {For} by making such profession some have erred-missed the mark-as regards the faith. (1 Timothy 6:20,21-Amplified Bible)

    ABRAHAM from INDIA.

  45. ABRAHAM / Oct 24 2010 9:00 am

    WORD OF GOD SAYS:
    “For physical training is of some value-useful for a little; but godliness [spiritual training] is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come”.(1Timothy4:8-Amplified Bible)

    WORD OF GOD WARNS:
    “Turn away from————the subtleties and contradictions in what is
    FALSELY called knowledge and spiritual illumination. {For} by making such profession some have erred-missed the mark-as regards the faith. (1 Timothy 6:20,21-Amplified Bible)

    So it is safe and good NOT to involve with yoga, so as to protect one’s spiritual life (soul) from deception.

    ABRAHAM from INDIA.

  46. daeriznogod / Nov 6 2010 11:14 pm

    So yoga is a form of stretching and breathing exercise that commits the mind to be calm and focus on inner strength and well-being. Most people who develop a strong yoga practice are active, happy, and healthy. If your “god” does not want those things for you then he is a piece of sh*t and you shouldn’t want anything to do with him. There is also nothing in yogic practice that condemns people to eternal torture like Christianity does. Christianity, in all its manifestations, is a form of organized hatred. “ONE GOD”! HA!

    • rudy / Nov 8 2010 4:01 am

      Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

      They shall Wait on the Lord NOT wait on yoga…Jesus wants everybody to have joy and peace in Him and Him alone not in yoga or some sort of exercise or stretch, He is the key to true strength and peace and there is no other way. People might find temporary happiness and strength today but that is only for the now an not the eternity. Those who put their hope in Jesus are competent to have life in eternity beyond the reach of death and decay. We will always grow weary and exhausted by this life but we must have faith in Him and Wait upon Jesus to renew our strength and no other but Him.

  47. RZ / Nov 12 2010 2:25 pm

    I see the internet as a far more demonic and satanic threat. And yet, all those who condemn yoga – use the internet. Churches and pastors have embraced the internet. Despite the fact that there is not a word about it in the bible. Take a look around the internet and tell me satan doesn’t love it and probably loves the rich and bountiful harvest. Then go and dump your computer and warn christians to never ever use the internet as it invites demons and satan into their homes through pornography and child molestors and sexual predators. Could it be that it is just too inconvenient to ban christians from using the internet (where would church donations come from?) but yet safe to attack yoga because so few people would be affected? I see hypocrisy at its best.

  48. Tessa / Dec 2 2010 6:10 pm

    I am a Christian and do not practice yoga but I believe if a person is going to post information about “why” something could be dangerous or not, they should have research, information and some experience. (my experience…I had to minister deliverence to someone who was involved in yoga…not yoga as exercise but spiritual practice. Also, I research about origins of things.)

    First, yoga is spiritual practice..not just physical and mental, like most westerners think. And secondly, the word Yoga does not come from the word “yoke” in the bible. Wikipedia definition:

    ” The Sanskrit word yoga has many meanings,[11] and is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, meaning “to control”, “to yoke” or “to unite”.[12] Translations include “joining”, “uniting”, “union”, “conjunction”, and “means”.[13][14][15] It is also possible that the word yoga derives from “yujir samadhau,” which means “contemplation” or “absorption”

    and final… you can only give people the information or experience you have when warning or teaching. It is up to them to receive and find out for themselves once given. Everyone is responsible for their own walk in the Lord.

  49. Jenny Carter / Jan 21 2011 9:01 pm

    Fr. Jeremy Davies, 75, an English Roman Catholic priest, a former medical doctor and also a leading exorcist, says Yoga can lead to possession by the Devil. Read this story and watch the video of someone who had evil encounter from these new age practices. http://alturl.com/vn85r

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  51. nce / Feb 13 2011 9:28 am

    Man has always been curious and thus the quest for illumination. God had warned Adam that should he eat from the tree of knowledge he would `die` – Gen 2: 15-17
    The tree was there from time, but not meant to be dabbled with, for although its fruit was sweet and good for the body, it would ultimately kill it mans soul.
    The serpent cunningly convinced man & woman that it would do no such thing and was indeed good, that they would become like God himself. – Gen 3: 1-7
    I think, the bottom like is that we can be as God-like as we want to be through Jesus Christ, but we are not to become God himself ( i hope you get the difference), for there cannot be two Gods, only one God – the Almighty, the Lord God. All other gods will be eliminated by God. Man being made in Gods image, is the closest and easiest to attain the ´God´ form. If not, why do not dogs or apes have our same intellect? We have the option to be followers of God, through Jesus Christ or `Gods` ourselves.
    After thought: Does satan want you to become ´God´ so that he has more to fight alongside him on the day of battle?
    After Adam and Eves disobedience and consequent sin. After they became aware – attained God illumination – the Lord God cursed them but made tunics of skin to contain them.
    Q: If God had not made tunics of skin, what would have happened to Adam and Eve, would they have cosmicised away, having not been able to control their new found powers? Would they have begun to be like God, being omnipotenet and omnipresent and challenging Him. Would God then have had to cast them out, like He did lucifer, who tried to overthrow Him?
    Why doesnt God want us to be Him? we can be like Him, through Him but not on our own. Because through Him, we asre guided. Because there can only be one true God, the one that existed before it all. We were created to worship Him, and dewell with Him, but by the choice of our free will.
    My conclusion is that only believing in in God and through Jesus Christ is the right God ordained way to Him. This is also the way tho become Gods, in the God-ordained way. INSERT BIBLE PASSAGE THAT WE ARE GODS. All other religions offer a way which may seem right, feel right, seem innocent, seem the way to God as well, but in fact are ways that lead to you become a God, but outside of God himself. The only downside to that is that there is only meant to be one true God – Yaweh, the Lord God Almighty. So today, choose wisely.
    Pertaining to Yoga, my question now is are yoga poses symbols of demonic worship? In doing them, do we unknowingly attain ´illumination´ whether we do not chant or meditate non-Christian things?
    There is a path that seems right to man but its end leads to destruction – Prov 14:12

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