Yoga claims to release stress and to workout the body lightly, and it is seen as a big trend among Hollywood and its celebrities, the idols of today.
To tell you the truth Yoga is evil and especially people devoted to Jesus Christ should stay away from it!
HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF YOGA
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that denotes a variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, the best-known being Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali from first half of 1st millennium CE is one of a key surviving major texts on Yoga. Hatha yoga (Hindu tradition believes that Shiva- a Hindu false God! himself is the founder of Hatha Yoga) texts emerged around 11th century CE, and in its origins was related to Tantrism (a style of meditation and ritual which arose in India!).
Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the west, following the success of Swami Vivekananda (an Indian Hindu monk and a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, he is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion!) in the late 19th and early 20th century.
In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise (wrapped up in something good by a lie of the devil so people unknowingly worship false Gods while they think they only workout!) across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise, it has a meditative and spiritual core.
The ultimate goal of Yoga is moksha (In Indian religions and Indian philosophy moksha means emancipation, liberation or release connoting freedom from the cycle of death and rebirth).
RELIGIONS THAT USE YOGA
Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or dharma, "right way of living", that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.The ultimate goal of Buddhism is the attainment of the sublime state of Nirvana, by practicing the Noble Eightfold Path (they believe in rebirth not heaven or hell). Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation techniques that aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, supra-mundane powers, tranquility, and insight. Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana. Buddhist meditation techniques have become increasingly popular in the wider world, with many non-Buddhists taking them up for a variety of reasons.
Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life in South Asia, and it consists of many diverse traditions and a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a categorization of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid, common set of beliefs. Hindu practices include daily rituals such as puja (a prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honor and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event) and recitations, annual festivals, and occasional pilgrimages.
Jainism is an Indian religion. Practitioners believe that nonviolence and self-control are the means by which they can obtain liberation. The three main principles of Jainism are Nonviolence, Non-Absolutism and Non-Possessiveness. Meditation in Jainism aims at realizing the self, attain salvation (salvation is only found through Jesus Christ!), take the soul to complete freedom. It aims to reach and to remain in the pure state of soul which is believed to be pure conscious, beyond any attachment or aversion.
YOGA IN MODERN DAYS
While the practice of yoga continues to rise in contemporary American culture, sufficient and adequate knowledge of the practice’s origins does not. According to Andrea R. Jain, Yoga is undoubtedly a Hindu movement for spiritual meditation, yet is now being marketed as a supplement to a cardio routine. This scope “dilutes its Hindu identity.” Contemporaries of the Hindu faith argue that the more popular yoga gets, the less concerned people become about its origins in history.
Satan has veiled the true origins of Yoga which are in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism and transformed it into a fitness movement of the New Age.
He tells us that Yoga is good for your health and your soul while your body gets all toned by it.
The devil wants us to forget what Yoga truly is and where its true origins are in order that we do not know the truth about it.
Be very cautious Satan will transform himself into and angel of light to deceive you!
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Yoga is undoubtedly worship to man made God´s so called Idols! When you partake in Yoga you are committing a great sin against God (Idolatry) and you put yourself into great danger. God warns us to not follow the world but be set apart form the world. Be alarmed when you see something becoming a trend and hype in our world suddenly it is most likely not of God. No matter what the world tells you that it is good for your body and soul. All it does is giving a false peace and it opens doorways for Demons to enter into you and your life!
Only Jesus can truly give you peace and heal you and salvation is found by no other than him.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Idolatry is the worship of an idol or a physical object as a representation of a god. Since ancient bible times there are numerous stories where people created a figure out of materials like Gold and bowed down and worshiped them. This is not of God but it is made by human hands! Stay away from any type of Idols (also popstars of today - American Idol) and throw away any statue of Buddha or other deity in your home!
Satan likes it if we worship anything else but God these man made Gods are actual Demons beware!
1 Corinthians 10:20-21
No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...
“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell. They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat. Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.
DO NOT PRAY TO STATUES BUT PRAY TO THE REAL GOD WHO IS IN SPIRIT IN HEAVEN NOT IN GOLD OR METAL!
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YOGA IS NOTHING ELSE BUT IDOL WORSHIP AND IT IS VERY DANGEROUS!
PLEASE ESPECIALLY AS A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST KEEP AWAY FROM PRACTICES LIKE YOGA.
IF YOU WANNA FIND REST AND HEALING GO TO JESUS AND HE WILL GIVE YOU BETTER REST AND STRONGER HEALING THAT ANYTHING ELSE EVER COULD!
IF YOU WANNA WORK YOUR BODY OUT ID SUGGEST TO DO REAL WORKOUT IN THE GYM ITS NO IDOL WORSHIP AND ITS A LOT MORE EFFECTIVE!
IF YOU HAVE DONE YOGA YOU NEED TO REPENT AND THROW ALL THE STUFF RELATED TO IT AWAY!
STAY SAVE AND GOD BLESS YOU!
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