Should Christians Practice Yoga?

Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit: योग, Listen) is an Indian physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline. There is a broad variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism (including Vajrayana and Tibetan Buddhism and Jainism). The best-known are Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

“Why would Christians want to borrow an expression from a false religion, from pantheism, god is everything, you’re god, everything is god. We believe there is only one true God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Why would we need to import that? If you want to exercise, exercise but why borrow a term that has been part of a false religion for centuries?” – John MacArthur

Yoga, like many other pagan practices, is a growing trend not only within this nation but among Christians. Many Christians would see Yoga as a harmless form of exercise. I believe that we should examine this issue via the Scriptures rather than allow our own ideas of this and this wicked culture be our guide.

Saint Paul Rebukes American Churches For Arrogance Regarding Sodomy

“Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God. Unto the church of God which is at the United States of America, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has been unnaturally with another man. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.