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What type of yoga classes would be good for a Christian?

I am recovering from a car accident I was in 3 months ago and I have been seeing a chiropractor and a personal trainer. However, I would like to augment my recovery regime with some yoga classes. However, I am I Christian and I would like to find a type of yoga that does not involve the eastern mysticism and meditation while still getting the physical benefits of the exercise.

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Rae

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xristos_48
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I suggest you take a look at http://yoga-experts.cjb.net/ it is a great yoga website with a lot of information and advice.

Ancient
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Ancient

The mantras that yoga practitioners chant are words of worship for strange gods (including aum). The body positions are also meant as forms of worship. It is better to stay away from yoga, acupuncture, transcendental meditation, qi gung, zen, and many martial arts. Feng Shui of course is also a heathen form of worship. 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 4:9 This is a… Read more »

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You could take any one particular type of Hatha yoga being taught by two different instructors, and find that one taught with a lot of ‘mystical’ emphasis, while the other did not. Teachers of any subject, including yoga teachers, can be highly individual in their teaching styles. This includes what details they feel are important, or not important, to emphasize. Therefore, you would probably learn much more by speaking to the instructor before you take a class and express your concern. If their answer does not reassure you, move on and find another instructor to ask. Namaste’, dwb ps When… Read more »

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LOL just because it has that “eastern mysticism” doesn’t mean you have to “convert.”
yoga classes offered at gyms are typically for the sole purpose of working out and have nothing to do with “religion.”
it’s not religious at all, and i think you are a tad bit misinformed about what the practice of yoga really is.
i have taken lots of yoga classes and still consider myself a good christian! : )

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You can take any yoga class you like. Meditation techniques are valuable, and even the early Church fathers encouraged people to meditate on the Bible. As a Christian, you know God is Father of everyone and truths can be found in most all religious beliefs. You can ignore anything that conflicts with your own beliefs, and take from the yoga what benefits there are for you to find. I’ve never been to a yoga class yet that required you to convert. Even the mantras are only nonsensical sounds, and with practice you can use whatever words you prefer. So if… Read more »

mark
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mark

Meditation is not religious. It is spiritual and getting in touch with yourself. It does not conflict with your Christianity.

Michael J. Beggs
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Michael J. Beggs

Most yoga I have seen in classes does not involve mysticism or meditation. Most DVDs you can pick up on yoga don’t involve the religous aspects if that is what you are concerned about.

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CHARLOTTE

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