There is nothing called "yoga" without involving philosophy or spiritual beliefs. Yoga is not as simple as physical exercises that are good for your physical health. Anyone who participates in yoga has convinced themselves the philosophy...
There is nothing called "yoga" without involving philosophy or spiritual beliefs. Yoga is not as simple as physical exercises that are good for your physical health. Anyone who participates in yoga has convinced themselves the philosophy of yoga is helpful and the correct practice.
What is the philosophy or the spiritual belief system that is behind yoga?
Yoga is based on the belief that man and “god” are one. This “god” is the Hindu infinite impersonal Brahman who is not the true God of the King James Bible.
Yoga originated in the belief system of pantheism (Greek pan=all, theos=god) which says that everything is an impersonal “god”. Pantheism believes that the universe or the nature is a synonym of god. Pantheism is paganism; belief in a false concept of God.
The person who practices yoga consciously or unconsciously believes that he can change things in his spiritual and physical health by discovering his inner self. They believe that all the answers are within. This is self-worship and a false philosophy.
They practice self-control. They have not received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
The goal of the biblical sanctification is total surrender to God making us dependent on God for all aspects of our lives. The pantheistic self-discipline (including yoga) seeks to live independent of God's control in our life. It is a self-controlled life.
The sinful flesh seeks control: it refuses God. “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” (Romans 1:21-23)
Yoga teaches you to focus and worship yourself instead of the true God. This fleshly philosophy pleases the sinful man. The New Age movement seeks to replace Biblical truth with vain human philosophies.