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October 22, 2008 at 11:35 am #15702
Are yoga and religion compatible? I have just started yoga as a way to be more at peace with myself. However I am a devout Christian. At first it bothered me a bit that there was a buddha idol in the studio, but then I thought you see those types of things in a lot of places and it’s not like I am praying to it or anything. Whenever I bring it up to other Christians findind mixed results, most of them against it but some for it, some churches even offer yoga classes, so there is no consensus. My faith is very important to me and comes first in my life. I need some advice.December 16, 2009 at 11:30 am #16433
The thing I love about yoga is that it embraces everything and doesn’t reject anything. Just because you find peace in yoga doesn’t mean that you are going against your Christianity. I think God is everywhere and is not going to be mad at you any more for attending a Bat Mitzvah than going to yoga regularly. It’s all intertwined.
SandrAsanaDecember 16, 2009 at 11:31 am #16434
If you acknowledge Buddha as a patron saint like Jesus Christ, you will begin to understand that it is all for the same purpose, that it all means the same thing, that in every spiritual path there is a call for sacrifice, for righteousness, and for the betterment of all people.
GiGiAZDecember 16, 2009 at 11:31 am #16435
It’s hard to feel like your fellow patrons are rejecting you for something that brings you peace in your life. But it is not their position to judge you or for you to feel judged. I know that God wants all of us to be happy and that you are doing something good for yourself when you do yoga. This goodness you do for yourself by taking yoga has the potential to spread to the rest of your family and to others around you. I think you should be focused on what feels the best for you, and make peace with your God all on your own.
KaliMaApril 1, 2019 at 5:42 am #117536
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