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Choice News THURSDAY, SEP 23, 2010  |  14 comments  |  1 commentary
Should Christians Practice Yoga?
Some questions we ask today would simply baffle our ancestors. When Christians ask whether believers should practice yoga, they are asking a question that betrays the strangeness of our current cultural moment - a time in which yoga seems almost mainstream in America.

It was not always so. No one tells the story of yoga in America better than Stefanie Syman, whose recent book, The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, is a masterpiece of cultural history. Syman, an engaging author who is also a fifteen-year devotee of yoga, tells this story well.

Her book actually opens with a scene from this year’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll. President Barack Obama made a few comments and then introduced First Lady Michelle Obama, who said: “Our goal today is just to have fun. We want to focus on activity, healthy eating. We’ve got yoga, we’ve got dancing, we’ve got storytelling, we’ve got ...


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webservant | Australia  Find all comments by webservant
Paul said, "The spritual man judges all things and he himself is judged by noone".

The arugments given for this practice are of the flesh but the argument that determines all things is of the spirit. The issue is not how one sits, stands of stretches but who one is giving allegance to.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego would not bow before the statue of Nebuchadnezzar. In the flesh, it was but a small thing - but in the spirit it was to declare allegience to another God.

The spiritual issue is one of allegience!

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News Item9/24/10 9:35 AM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
"But these positions are teaching postures with a spiritual purpose. Consider this - if you have to meditate intensely in order to achieve or to maintain a physical posture, it is no longer merely a physical posture."

So if I have to think hard to continue with, say, sit-ups, does that make it a "spiritual posture?" His arguments on this point are not convincing.

But he's right on one thing: Eastern meditation is the opposite of Christian meditation. The idea of the former is (approximately) to escape the cycle of birth & death by emptying one's mind (not hard for people these days!), whereas the latter is thinking about God's Word & its applications.

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News Item9/24/10 8:49 AM
Ekliver Totally  Find all comments by Ekliver Totally
I like Low Fat Dannon yoga.
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News Item9/24/10 3:44 AM
Opry Winfry  Find all comments by Opry Winfry
I practice yoga with Bible Christian who Misbelieves and JV
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News Item9/23/10 4:43 PM
X New Ager  Find all comments by X New Ager
revivalandreformation wrote:
Good for you for getting out of that trap, X New Ager. It would be interesting to know where you are now, the influence your past has had on you today and your struggles with putting to death your "old masters". You can email me or contact me on my blog, either way it would be very beneficial for "Christians" to hear it from someone like yourself on the dangers.
Thanks brither. Will do
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News Item9/23/10 2:11 PM
revivalandreformation | Canada  Contact via emailFind all comments by revivalandreformation
X New Ager wrote:
After years of practicing, Zen meditaion, Tantric Buddism, Guided visualization, and an assortment of other eastern discilpines; I concure with this authore analysis of Indian yoga.
Yes Americans (Chistian Americans included)do synchornize and Homoginize everything, so that the yoga you do at the local gym may not be as concentrated (no pun intended) still, many of the world view element of mysicism can still be found in it.
Who would ever deny that American Christians need discernment?
Probably the reason most people disagree with this article, is not because they believe it is over stated, or that the Bible backs up yoga. But, because they like it and don't want to part with it. It has become so culturaly acceptable that if culture comes into conflict with scripture, many people will choose culture.
Good for you for getting out of that trap, X New Ager. It would be interesting to know where you are now, the influence your past has had on you today and your struggles with putting to death your "old masters". You can email me or contact me on my blog, either way it would be very beneficial for "Christians" to hear it from someone like yourself on the dangers.
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News Item9/23/10 2:00 PM
X New Ager | Been There  Find all comments by X New Ager
After years of practicing, Zen meditaion, Tantric Buddism, Guided visualization, and an assortment of other eastern discilpines; I concure with this authore analysis of Indian yoga.

Yes Americans (Chistian Americans included)do synchornize and Homoginize everything, so that the yoga you do at the local gym may not be as concentrated (no pun intended) still, many of the world view element of mysicism can still be found in it.

Who would ever deny that American Christians need discernment?

Probably the reason most people disagree with this article, is not because they believe it is over stated, or that the Bible backs up yoga. But, because they like it and don't want to part with it. It has become so culturaly acceptable that if culture comes into conflict with scripture, many people will choose culture.

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News Item9/23/10 1:54 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Yes, Pragmatist, False Teachers Will Face Tribulation. Yoga is part of the Hindu religion, when you practice Yoga, you're practicing Hinduism. Yoga Theory And Practice Separable? -- Part 2
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News Item9/23/10 1:38 PM
pragmatist  Find all comments by pragmatist
revivalandreformation wrote:
Yoga will not kill the church, because the true church cannot be killed. Yoga appeals to pseudo-Christians, who live the life, but are not saved. Those are the ones who live like the world yet wear a mask of Christianity. Yoga, just like media, music, dress and other things that describe our culture will only lead those who are lost straight into hell
Liberalism kills churches.

1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

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News Item9/23/10 1:32 PM
revivalandreformation | Canada  Find all comments by revivalandreformation
Yoga will not kill the church, because the true church cannot be killed. Yoga appeals to pseudo-Christians, who live the life, but are not saved. Those are the ones who live like the world yet wear a mask of Christianity. Yoga, just like media, music, dress and other things that describe our culture will only lead those who are lost straight into hell. Those who are broken and saved by the work of Christ on the cross alone, know better and hate the sin as much as God does.
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News Item9/23/10 1:27 PM
I am not here either  Find all comments by I am not here either
Dave's not Here wrote:
I must have missed something. I didn't read any thing in the article that said that Yoga killed the church. Or that the church had been killed at all for that matter.
Keep trying!!
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News Item9/23/10 12:56 PM
Dave's not Here  Find all comments by Dave's not Here
confuddled wrote:
"To a remarkable degree, the growing acceptance of yoga points to the retreat of biblical Christianity in the culture"
Oh thats what has killed off the church!!!
Yoga!
Amazing what concepts and ideas people come up with today isn't it.
I must have missed something. I didn't read any thing in the article that said that Yoga killed the church. Or that the church had been killed at all for that matter.
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News Item9/23/10 10:07 AM
confuddled  Find all comments by confuddled
"To a remarkable degree, the growing acceptance of yoga points to the retreat of biblical Christianity in the culture"

Oh thats what has killed off the church!!!

Yoga!

Amazing what concepts and ideas people come up with today isn't it.

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News Item9/23/10 7:37 AM
Scott McMahan | Internet  Protected NameFind all comments by Scott McMahan
"Adapted from R. Albert Mohler Jr.'s weblog" - my goodness, why not link to the original article instead of a blog about a blog? http://www.albertmohler.com/2010/09/20/the-subtle-body-should-christians-practice-yoga/
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