It seems even a Non-Christian understands the dangers of Yoga to a Truly Saved Soul
1 Timothy 4:7-8 - But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. (Read More...)
Exodus 20:3 - Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Matthew 4:10 - Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Psalms 1:2 - But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 - Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. (Read More...)
1 Corinthians 3:16 - Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
Hebrews 13:8-9 - Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Read More...)
1 Timothy 4:1 - Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Psalms 119:15 - I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Psalms 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
2 John 1:9-11 - Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. (Read More...)
Psalms 119:97 - MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
John 8:12 - Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
The physical exercise component, The mental meditation component, and The verbal chanting component. These three are combined to make yoga what it is.
The practice of yoga has three main components:
Yoga is one of the essential religious practices of Hinduism? As Subhas Tiwari, a professor of yoga philosophy and mediation at the Hindu University of America in Orlando, Florida stated in the September 5, 2005 issue of Time Magazine —”Yoga is Hinduism.”>
The god of yoga is called Ishvara, and represented by “Om”Yoga Sutras, 1.25: The god Ishvara is the source of all knowledge.
1.27: This god Ishvara is represented by the symbol and sound of “Om.”
Many teachers propagate that “Om” is either a sound without meaning–simply energetic vibrations calming the body, or that it is whatever god is to the individual. That is not true. “Om” very clearly represents the pagan god Ishvara.
WHY THE SILENCE FROM THE PULPITS ON THE SIN OF YOGA!
One approach to a deeper communion or practice is through chanting repeated mantras. .
Sutras 1.28-29: One is instructed to repeat (mantra practice) this name (Om) to deepen their practice.
:The Bible warns against pagan practices of thoughtless and repetitious prayers, and instructs in focused, thoughtful prayer–prayer addressed to him alone.
Sutras, 2.46-55: Practicing the movements of yoga paired with breathing techniques and meditation is also said to deepen the practice.
The movement of yoga invites energies by paying homage to the spirit associated with the movement in the same way chanting invokes the demonic spirit by invoking it by sound. For example, the sun salutation pays homage to the sun god. There is a very real spirit associated with this act. This very real spirit is not on the side of the Lord. It is a demon. Many yogic poses represent deities and energies associated with animals, solar bodies, etc. Please note mantra practice taught in yogic doctrine are also a form of worship, as is dedicating the practice to a certain deity or energy.
The following Yoga Sutras outline a spiritual path of divination and sorcery. The possibility of such powers may sound appealing but that is because they are supposed to sound enticing. a fisherman does not just use a hook he also uses bait. He puts something tempting and appealing. This is a spiritual snare to entice people to turn their back on the Lord’s protective command and seek special esoteric “wisdom” against The Lord’s protective instructions (sound familiar, Garden of Eden?). A snare means it is a trap. One may very well get to have the bait. But they are caught in an eternal deathtrap as a result. These “powers” are being given only by opening oneself to demons. These demons have the objective to kill, steal, and destroy. They aim to keep their prey from ever knowing and trusting in the true God. If they keep one preoccupied with their own “abilities” they succeed. When death comes, it is followed by eternal death. They have succeeded.
It is all demonic. That is why the Lord so adamantly and repeatedly prohibits it. He knows the enticement of special “truths” and powers and the evil that is behind it messing around with: Divining, channeling spirits, working with ANY spirit, no matter how much light and love they radiate and seem to fill one with, are all demonic.
Communicating with Spirits
Goal of Yogic Path: To yoke and become one with god, to attain all knowledge, wisdom, and freedom by practicing and perfecting the practices outlined in the Yoga Sutras:Yoga Sutras, 1.1-4.34
Most Christians today are unaware of the pagan spiritual reality behind the practice of yoga. Most teachers in our culture do not even fully understand the spiritual implications of what they teach. Yoga has been cleverly masked in our society so that most Christians think there are no negative implications so long as they 1) Just do the exercise part, or 2) Simply plug Jesus into the practice and call it good, there is no GOOD SIN!
Yoga - Paths to Moksha
In Hinduism, there are four main paths by which a follower can reach moksha, or liberation. These paths are bhakti, the path of devotion; gnana, the path of knowledge; karma, the path of selfless service; and raja, the royal path of meditation.