MANY people are practising yoga to improve the flexibility, strengthen muscles and relieve stress.
Yoga was never designed to be an exercise, yet alone is exercise fad, rather, yoga is an ancient Hindu religious practice intended to unite a person’s soul with the impersonal, universal force Hindus call “god”. Krsna is the playful eight incarnation of Vishnu and deity of the Bhagavad Gita (celestial song).
Vishnu is god the preserver of life. There are many practices within yoga.
These include but are not limited to meditation, repeating of the divine name (Hare Krsna, Hare Rama, etc…), breathing exercises, performing acrobatic exercises, trying to put one’s body in difficult postures.
Too many Christians have erroneously strayed into participating in this Hindu religious practice, which is in total opposition to the biblical overview.
In yoga the mind can be controlled and the process is the Krsna consciousness.
The mind must be fixed always in Krsna.
The common excuse for many Christian yoga enthusiasts is that they are only doing yoga for its exercise benefits. However, the fact of the matter is this, God strictly forbids his people from dabbling in pagan, occult practices and yoga should not be viewed as an exception, even if it has physical benefits.
There are countless other ways to exercise that have nothing to do with pagan religious practices.
Yoga is more than just a physical exercise.