Yoga - Why do Christians think it's bad?

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Sackcloth-N-Ashes

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Yoga, if done just to elongate the muscles, isn't wrong. The more flexible one becomes the lesser chances of injury. I did P90X yoga and the evil thoughts I had as I was being twisted like a pretzel is what is wrong. LOL
 

Hamilton

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Yoga, if done just to elongate the muscles, isn't wrong. The more flexible one becomes the lesser chances of injury. I did P90X yoga and the evil thoughts I had as I was being twisted like a pretzel is what is wrong. LOL
Many persons that do crossfit are taking yoga for mobility, flexibility and stretch purposes. I wish there was a secular version of Yoga, where focus was only on sports enhancing oriented techniques, and none of that meditation, keep thoughts blank and let your senses grow to feel the energy flow kind of deal.

The only energy Christians should be experiencing is that transmitted by the Holy Spirit.
 
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I wish there was a secular version of Yoga, where focus was only on sports enhancing oriented techniques, and none of that meditation, keep thoughts blank and let your senses grow to feel the energy flow kind of deal.
This program is a stretching / strengthening program and it is not yoga.

Classical Stretch

The program comes on public television in my area. I've been doing this program for about 10 years and I really like it.

If the program does not come on television in your area, you can order DVDs at the website.

hope/pray this helps.



 

Hamilton

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This program is a stretching / strengthening program and it is not yoga.

Classical Stretch

The program comes on public television in my area. I've been doing this program for about 10 years and I really like it.

If the program does not come on television in your area, you can order DVDs at the website.

hope/pray this helps.
reneweddaybyday thanks for the link. I will explore. Just remember that in crossfit mobility and range of motion are sometimes worked to a higher degree so a special type of stretch is needed.

Example for "toes to Bar" exercise to be done correctly (and thus strengthen to a very high degree core), sometimes yoga type stretch is what is needed, because the others do not help as much.

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So sometimes a variation of aerial or similar yoga comes in handy.
 

Absolutely

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Yoga and christians.
Probably nothing new as the word says " my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"
After all, a tiny amount of poop in the brownies goes unnoticed.

Just pretend I never told you and chow down.

mmmmmmm,good
Delicious.
 

Hamilton

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Yoga and christians.
Probably nothing new as the word says " my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"
After all, a tiny amount of poop in the brownies goes unnoticed.

Just pretend I never told you and chow down.

mmmmmmm,good
Delicious.
Interesting concept, but does it match the witness in the Bible? Paul became everything to everyone to win some for Christ. Centuries later, the largest religion in the World, reconciling lost persons to the Almighty God.

I bet if Paul were to visit the master blaster yoga center in his times, most likely the so called gurus would be changed and many true sheep would also.

1 Corinthians 2:5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Of course if through some eisegesis someone wants to limit the power of God, then of course the faith will wane.

Every culture has some fallen part. Our job is to give them Jesus Christ, and through His power redeem those parts of culture.
 

ANG44

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A lot of tradition in Christmas came from pagan roots but we turned them into ways to promote the gospel.

The bible tells us to take care of our bodies and I am sure stretching is a great way to do it. Here in America, this is what Yoga is. Stretching and breathing. If the word Yoga bothers you since that's what bothers Christians then find a class that stretches.
Fitness is healthy , I love the personal triumph over obesity. Do you see how food can tempt someone as subtle as Satan ? I combine some poses into Pilates and calisthenics too. I have a floor mat , I like my recovery steps and deep breathing.
I pray during (over anything on my mind) . Your health is a godly gift. I have given blood , marrow , breast milk years ago and my long hair . If you're overweight or even have high blood pressure ... you won't donate much for sure. In fact the pills are addictive. Then where are you ? Some worship obesity , the God of sitting down , giving nothing and over eating. So what should we really do ?
 

ANG44

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Fitness is healthy , I love the personal triumph over obesity. Do you see how food can tempt someone as subtle as Satan ? I combine some poses into Pilates and calisthenics too. I have a floor mat , I like my recovery steps and deep breathing.
I pray during (over anything on my mind) . Your health is a godly gift. I have given blood , marrow , breast milk years ago and my long hair . If you're overweight or even have high blood pressure ... you won't donate much for sure. In fact the pills are addictive. Then where are you ? Some worship obesity , the God of sitting down , giving nothing and over eating. So what should we really do ?
Some helpful blog posts are on these sites if you like yoga solely , Gaiam.com
And yogajournal.com too. I like fitness recovery , I was once very big. I fell apart sad to say. I don't drink either. See ? I love prayer too. These are great sites for faith if you like, Ourprayer.org and ewtn.com for great programs. I like nature sounds music , but easy listening works too. If you need faith based steps , Celebrate Recovery is a wonderful program. Many meetings are inside churches though.
They get people saved , bottom line. Get someone saved !!!!#😇