SCRUTINY OF YOGA: A Pro-Christian Yoga Perspective
Are you a Christian who has concerns about practicing yoga? Scrutiny of Yoga: A Pro-Christian Perspective is a question and answer session which addresses those concerns. The questions were created by an adversary who was opposed to me teaching Christian yoga at our church. The answers to these questions will help you decide whether Christian yoga is for you.
The questions include:
What is the history of modern day secular yoga? Is there any history of yoga related to Judaism or Christianity?
Don’t Hindus worship other gods while in these yoga postures? Am I worshipping a pagan god(s) if I put my body into these poses?
My friends tell me yoga is dangerous, and I should not participate in it. To me, it just seems like exercise. Why are they concerned?
Doesn’t the practice of yoga within an Eastern religious context train your consciousness for a higher state of spirituality? Should I be afraid of that spiritual influence?
If I like to do yoga, but I do not want to put myself in the environment of secular yoga, what alternatives are available?
How is Scripture Yoga (Bible verses recited during the class) different from secular yoga?