Tuesday, April 25, 2006

"Christian Yoga": Is it a Bit of a Stretch?

"If you take a tree and chop off its roots, then you don't have a tree, do you?"

--Subhas Tiwaris, a professor of yoga philosophy, speaking on ABC's World News Tonight on the trend of so-called "Christian yoga." Creators of Christian yoga programs say they have extracted the Hindu elements from traditional yoga and replaced these with Christian spirituality. Tiwaris maintains it is impossible to remove Hinduism from yoga because yoga is a Hindu spiritual practice.

Full story:
Yoga With a Christian Bent

The Truth About Yoga
Yoga led Laurette Willis into a New Age lifestyle. Now she's warning others of the spiritual pitfalls—and offering an alternative.

Yes to Yoga
Can a Christian breathe air that has been offered to idols?

Take a Pass on Yoga
How can I support a practice that is targeting the young and the weak?

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