CHRISTIAN YOGA?

There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer. ~
Deuteronomy 18:10

Can Christianity and yoga be separated?  Former New Ager Marcia Montenegro says that physical yoga and Eastern philosophy are mutually interdependent -- you cannot have one without the other:

If one removes the core aspects of Yoga to make it into something acceptable to Christians, then the breathing techniques and asanas need to be removed, which means there is then little or no Yoga at all. Changing the terms does not change Yoga, either. Just as there is no Christian Ouija board and no Christian astrology, so there is no Christian Yoga that is either truly Yoga or truly Christian.

The bottom line is that it is disingenuous and disrespectful to real Yoga practitioners to pretend Yoga is just a physical activity, and it is deceptive to market it that way to anyone else. (Source)

RESOURCES
A subtle and dangerous shift in Christianity By Marsha West
Can A Pagan Practice Be "Christianized"? By Marsha West
Christians get twisted out of shape when they learn the truth about yoga By Marsha West
Do Yoga Exercises Work With Christianity? By Elliot Miller
Does Yoga Conflict With Christianity? By Robert M. Bowman Jr.
Harry, Yoda & Yoga By Marsha West
The
Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Midnfulness Meditation
In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind By Patricia Leigh Brown
Innocent Yoga? By John Ankerberg and John Weldon
Mindfulness Goes to Kindergarten By Marcia Montenegro
Mindfulness: No-Mind Over Mater By Marcia Montenegro
My Response to Holy Yoga By Amy Spreeman
On the Origins of Yoga By Mary Eady
Posture to Apostasy: Can Yogic Practices Be Integrated With the Christian Faith? By Larry DeBruyn
Praise Moves--Christian alternative to traditional Yoga 
Should Christians Practice Yoga? By Jeremy Butler
WARNING! Kundalini Yoga' "Highest Mantra Meditation" By Amy Spreeman
What Eastern gurus say about yoga By John Ankerberg and John Weldon
What Links Breath Prayer, "Practicing the Presence" and Yoga? Berean Research
The Yoga Boom: A Call For Christian Discernment Part 1 By Elliott Miller
Yoga for Children: Not Child's Play By Marcia Montenegro
Yoga Teaching in the Church By Elliot Miller
Yoga, Yokes, Snakes, and Gods By Marcia Montenegro

RECOMMENNDED BOOKS & DVD's
Faith Undone by Roger Oakland
A Time of Departing By Ray Yungen
Yoga and The Body of Christ By Dave Hunt
Yoga Uncoiled: From east to west (DVD) By Caryl Matrisciana

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES:
"There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). (emphases added)

Also,
Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:26; 19:31; 20:6; Isaiah 8:19 and Malachi 3:5.


Views  expressed by individual authors and/or sources don't
necessarily reflect those of Marsha West


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