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Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Devil wears Danskin

Christians, sound the alarm, for your local yoga studio is little more than the nearest portal to Hell. From Prayer Warriors Agape Press, naturally:
Christian author Dave Hunt, co-founder of the Oregon-based ministry, The Berean Call, has written a new book called Yoga and the Body of Christ. In it, he contends that yoga is a spiritually dangerous practice designed to expose people to demonic influences.

While conducting research for the book, Hunt says he studied the roots of yoga and interviewed many people who have practiced it. As a result of his investigation, he says he has concluded that the techniques employed in yoga are not designed primarily to promote health but to put participants in a mental state similar to that of hypnosis.

And it is not those critical or skeptical of yoga who are confirming these conclusions, the author points out. "These are the yogis, now. These are the people who developed it," he insists. "These are the people who practiced it, and they warned [that] you must always have your guru present when you get into this state of consciousness, because you could be taken over by some evil entity."
Surprised you haven't heard about demonic possession at the yoga studio? Another MSM cover-up!
The elements of yoga are sometimes adapted to meet the needs of non-religious practitioners and those of other faiths, including Christians. But Hunt insists there is no way to modify this inherently spiritual practice to make it acceptable for Christians.

"If you want to benefit yourself physically," the author says, "then do exercises that were designed for that. Do not get into things that were designed for self-realization and to 'realize that you are God.'" He also urges Christians, "If you want to do some exercises, please don't call it yoga, because as soon as you do, you've put a certain connotation on it."
Better yet, why not just stay home in front of the tv? Every time I protest my gym, I am shocked at the immodest lows to which the clientele sinks. Lycra is truly Satan's textile of choice.
The North American studio alliance estimates that as many as 30 million people are practicing yoga in the United States alone.
A nation at risk... how soon until the Gates of Hell are flung open and these 30 million people begin doing the bidding of their Dark Masters? Judging by my bus ride this morning, it's already happening. Praise Him!


  • At June 15, 2006 6:27 PM, Blogger Lulu Maude said…

    So glad you are exposing this yoga business for what it is, Sister... depriving our President, and therefore Our Lord, of a good many Christian soldiers. These yoga heads lose their fight, I tell you.

  • At June 15, 2006 8:39 PM, Blogger Sister Nancy Beth Eczema said…

    It is an honor to be of service to His Kingdom.

  • At June 16, 2006 9:07 AM, Blogger nash said…

    I've taught in a high school "gifted and talented" program in Arkansas. One year, we had a faculty member who was well versed in meditation techniques and who wanted to do a presentation/meditation session with students. He actually began by addressing the concern which he knew that some students (this being Arkansas) had: that meditation opens a gateway to DEMONIC INFLUENCES -- as opposed to merely quieting "the chatterbox mind" and helping you hear thoughts that otherwise get drowned out. Never mind the many Christians who have embraced silent prayer and meditation down through the centuries -- nope, first you have to placate the fundies, who have been well programmed to fear anything furrin. So I guess I'm not surprised that they think yoga is demonic, too -- gotta scare the faithful away from any kind of religion that doesn't involve slavish devotion to some guy's questionable interpretation of various carefully selected passages from the big magic book. . . .

    Categorical Aperitif

  • At June 17, 2006 12:25 PM, Blogger Mom of Three said…

    Actually, there is evidence that Jesus meditated.

    And if anyone looks like the antichrist to me, it's the Dalai Lama!

  • At June 19, 2006 4:49 PM, Blogger dusty said…

    Praise Jesus..you saved us from the Yoga demons..

    and I was so going to sign up this week..dammit.

  • At June 20, 2006 12:30 PM, Blogger Princess Sparkle Pony said…

    There's no way to modify... stretching... so that it's acceptable to Christians? My goodness.


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