The whole basis of YOGA (and Hinduism) is the pantheistic, and panentheistic occult philosophy of Eastern occult religion. The arousal of Kundalini [occult] energy, the "Serpent Power", is the foundation and ultimate aim of all YOGA! To believe otherwise is to be ignorant of the facts and to reject what the world's leading YOGA authorities and occult texts say.
For any Christian to practice YOGA in any way, shape, or form is to compromise the very foundation of the Christian Worldview. It is also a blatant compromise of one's personal faith and obedience to Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 6:14-7:1)
"Christian YOGA", and Christians "doing" Yoga, is to put into practice the ultimate oxymoron. To do so is to subtlely bring occult philosophy (through its occult methodology) into the church.
Christians, like Muslims, Jains, Sufis, Hindus, etc., have every right to be set apart (1 Cor. 6:14-7:1) from that which they would personally consider to be an abomination. In the case of the Christian, the God of the Bible condemns all occultism and every form of paganism as an abomination - this would also include YOGA, which comes straight out of the world of the the occult. (See also Lev.19:31; 20:6; 20:27; Num.22:7; 23:23; Deut. 13; 18:9-14; 29:4; Jer.14:14; 29:8; Ezekiel 12:24; 13:6-7; 21:22,23; Acts 16:16...)
Some say YOGA predates Hinduism. Even if it does that is beside the point! YOGA is still occult in nature and can lead humans into all manner of spiritual, mental, psychological, physical and physiological chaos - including severe possession states, suicidal tendencies, irreversible brain damage, undiagnosable diseases, extreme psychoses, excruciating pain, etc.
Christians should be allowed to NOT do YOGA and to warn others of the dangers involved in YOGA. They should also be allowed to attend churches where loving and informed pastors and church leadership will warn them of the dangers of YOGA.
For information and well researched, balanced articles about the dangers of YOGA, visit:
DVD exposing the occult roots of YOGA:
Seminars exposing YOGA and its dangers:
Spiritual Research Network - Chris Lawson
One Truth - Brian Flynn
It is my sincere hope that this small comment will be of use to help people (and Christians) avoid the dangers that we have seen as a result of YOGA.
Sincerely in Christ,