What is your opinion on christians practicing yoga?
For many Christians who don’t understand the history behind it, yoga is simply a means of physical exercise and improving the flexibility of the muscles. However, the philosophy behind yoga is much more than physically improving oneself. It is an ancient practice from India, believed to be the path to spiritual growth and enlightenment.Yoga has an anti-Christian philosophy. It teaches one to focus on oneself instead of on the one true God. It encourages its participants to seek the answers to life’s difficult questions within their own consciousness instead of in the Word of God.
The Bible calls us to meditate on the Word of God not to meditate for
self-enlightenment. (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2, Psalm 119:15, Psalm 119:97.)
Now should Christians do yoga? I know a lot of non-Christians and Christians that do yoga but they do not do the mental, and spiritual stuff, they just stick to the physical part as in stretching. Me personal I don’t see any point in yoga. If someone wants to get in shape, go running or go to the gym. If you are doing yoga then you should ask yourself is it giving God glory?(So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31). Philippians 4:8 is a great verse to live by to. (And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8)