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Craig

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Yoga
« on: August 19, 2006, 11:23:12 AM »

    > I have concidered about starting yoga-classes in this autumn and I
    > started to think that can yoga be christian? What I have learned,
    > Yoga's purpose is to connect (Sanskrit word for Yoga means "to join"
    > or "unite") people with God. The means of connection are meditating
    > and performing postures that help your energy flow in your body.
    >
    > (I can't explain yoga as well as Wikpedia, so I'll just quote them)
    >
    > "Modern yoga practice often includes traditional elements inherent in
    > eastern religion, such as moral and ethical principles, postures
    > designed to keep the body fit, spiritual philosophy, instruction by a
    > guru, chanting of mantras (sacred syllables), pranayama (breathing
    > exercises), and stilling the mind through meditation."
    >
    > I would like to hear your thoughts about yoga. Is it good or bad for a
    > christian?
    >
    > Thank you for reading this.
    >
    > In God, Nicky


    Dear Nicky:

    Can you ever in your wildest imagination picture Jesus and His Apostles taking Yoga classes?

    God be with you,

    Ray


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