Sisters in Christ, Come on in and grab a cup of tea. Let's talk about ... Yogis Fooling Christian Women
to Worship Another God.
I was shock when a first lady said she had to first go to her Yoga class before she went to church. I was like what, you practice Yoga? I think she was shock that I knew the truth about Yoga. She went on to try to justify why it was okay for her to take part in this "exercise" class. Then I spoke to other Christian women who felt the same way. But the only problem is that I am not quite sure if they ever read many of the Bible passages that make it clear that Yoga is a bad thing. I wanted to share with my blog readers that if your are a Christian think about what you are doing every week that maybe part of the Occult.
Many modern Christian women seem to be desensitized by the fact that practicing Yoga is a form of worship. Even though they know the Lord is a jealous God, they still refuse to give up the practice and continue to worship other gods (many are personal and inactive diety). Yoga is a gateway practice that leads to pluralism and New Age.
Many modern women today are trying to integrate yoga and Eastern spirituality with Christian prayer and meditation.Thinking that they actually getting close to the Lord. It's awful to see Christian women trying to mix the two religions. However for centuries everyone knew east and west don't mix.
It doesn't make sense to me that many Christians seek the advice of Yogis as to whether this goes against Christianity. A Yogi is a person who is a master of yoga. Their job is to get more clients. Why not ask your pastor if Christians should be taking part in Yoga?" A Church pastor knows Christianity. I think many modern ladies just want to be disobedient to our Lord and Savior and do what they want. Ladies let's keep it real.
According to the website of Yogi Master, Worhipful Sri Maharaj about their belief system:
Yoga teaches you the truth that every one has within oneself various potentialities and capacities. Man has within himself tremendous powers and latent faculties of which be has really never had any conception. He must awaken these dormant powers and faculties by the practice of Yoga. You can transmit your powerful, soul-stirring, beneficial thoughts to others; because, Yoga tells you, you are an image of God, nay, you are God Himself. The inner essence in you is Omnipotent. The moment the veil of ignorance enshrouding you is rent asunder you will shine in all the Splendour and Glory of the Effulgent Reality. Everyone of you is a power in yourself.
The bible talks about many people trying to be on the same level as Our Lord. If you are a Christian practicing Yoga the Lord is not pleased that you are using your body as a vehicle to achieve an altered state of consciousness with an unholy spirit. "Oh I just use Yoga... as exercise ...to reduce stress... to meditate." Don't make excuses for doing wrong. The Bible is clear, God's people are to have nothing to do with wicked customs. Yoga comes from the practice of Buddhism or Hinduism. Yoga is an ancient practices repackaged for the American market. However, the Bible is very clear to Christian Women.
Let's read Deuteronomy 18: 9-14 on Bible Gateway:
You know the history of Yoga. Yoga fits the criteria of wicked customs. The Bible reminds believers to "Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." I would like to encourage modern Christian Women not to open the door to Yoga because its like any other gateway religion.
If you are a Christian, please share your Yoga experience and why you may or may not practice this.