Spiritual Research Network

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Is Yoga Compatible With Evangelical Christianity?

Is Yoga Compatible With Evangelical Christianity?
by Reachout Trust

In these notes we are not asking if those who practice Yoga are nice people. Nor are we asking if they are genuine, nor even if Yoga works. We are asking, what are the roots of Yoga and are they compatible with evangelical Christianity?

There are many varieties of Yoga, which date back to the origin of the practice hundreds of years ago. However, much of what we experience in Britain has been 'westernised' or 'christianised' to make it more palatable. What we see and experience today are the 'branches' but surely they cannot be removed from the roots? The power of Yoga comes from its roots and just what are they?