What is all this fuss over Yoga and why are some people saying it is not biblical? Come on guys, its just relaxation, right? Wrong!
Please hold on there… let me explain because everything I am about to reveal is true. Did you know that Yoga is a component of Hinduism? It is right out of the Hindu faith and has been brought to the west and now practised by people thinking it is a harmless set of relaxation exercises.
Many practitioners claim the more they engage Yoga the better they will feel. For the hindu, Yoga is a method to work out their Karma and discover their own God hood or inner enlightenment. The practice requires different poses which as named after Hindu gods which is in fact a method of invocation, that’s right, the worshipping of false gods. “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” – Exodus 20:4-5a (NIV).
Yoga actually means ‘union’ and follows the theory that everything is divine, this means that everything is god. The goal is to reach union with Brahman or sometimes referred to in occult/new age circles as the ‘higher self’. The combination of postures, poses and breathing exercises is preparation of the body to engage an occult power known as Kundalini, the serpent fire. This power travels up the spine of the practitioner through spiritual points of the body known in Hinduism/new age as Chakra’s. The unwitting victim believes that when kundalini reaches the crown Chakra (an imaginary point just above the head) they will reach union and achieve enlightenment. This opens up the victim for spiritual attack and even possession. Here are some common side effects after experiencing kundalini.
|Sensory and motor symptoms||the feeling of cranial pressures|
|the perception of inner sounds|
|experiences of inner lights|
|vibrating or tickling sensations in the lower back|
|tachycardia (rapid heart rate)|
|changes in breathing|
|spontaneous bodily movements|
|sensations of heat or cold moving through the body|
|localised bodily pain that starts and stops abruptly|
|vibrations and itching under the skin|
|unusual, or intense, sexual sensations|
|Mental and affective symptoms||fear|
|intense positive or negative emotions|
|spontaneous slowing or speeding of thoughts|
|spontaneous trance states|
|experiencing oneself as larger than the physical body|
|experiences of paranormal consciousness|
Still, don’t take my word for it, Let’s hear it from an expert. Gopi Krishna, founder of one of the many kundalini research centers, records his own experience, “It was variable for many years, painful, obsessive, even fantasmic. I have passed through almost all the stages of different mediumistic, psychotic, and other types of mind; for some time I was hovering between sanity and insanity.”
In Matt 6:24 we are told that no man can serve two masters. So even if you just do Yoga for the physical benefits you are at risk of engaging demonic spirits through this alternative false spiritual practice. Deut 18:10-12 says “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord…” .
Please take a look at this video, a former Yogi now Christian.