"I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 44:22 NASB
Understand that everything written on this page is in no way meant to condemn you or judge your freedom. It is a deposition of truth in love. You have been bought at a price and the blood of Jesus has paid for ALL your sins; past, present, and future. If you have been participating in yoga and now understand what it actually aligns with and is, don't beat yourself up. God still loves you and His grace abounds toward you. That is the blessing of a real, everlasting union with God through Jesus by faith, as opposed to a perceived, shakable, mystic union based on your sacrifices, thoughts, and actions. He is with you in the good, bad, and ignorant choices, declaring you holy because of the work of Jesus even as you are being made holy. He reveals things to us gently and patiently, transforming us from glory to glory. Praise Him for counting NONE of this against you, cleansing you of all unrighteousness, healing and restoring you authentically and completely by grace through faith (Heb 8:12, 1 John 1:9, James 5:16, Eph 2:8).
Now, you have a choice. The class that you go to might be mostly movement without philosophy and maybe you do it just for the exercise, but that "separation" is becoming less available. Instructors seeking certification through Yoga Alliance must now train in Hindu philosophy for course completion. Non-biblical meditation is spreading like wild-fire as a solution to stress as people focus on anything other than Jesus and the Word of Christ for salvation. It is heart breaking.
Our prayer is that these movements become less and less associated with yoga and that more Christians choose to elevate Jesus and His Gospel by stepping away from participating in yoga classes, making the statement that forgiveness through Jesus Christ is the only way to God and we will not blend religion with the freedom of the Gospel of grace and peace. It's a stance that we hope will bless our Christian youth as they are already bombarded with ideas of many paths to God. It is also a witness to those who believe they need yoga, and subsequently certain movement, to reach God. May those lost sheep know that Jesus loves them so much that He came to them directly, so they no longer need to strive to climb and master eight limbs in order to reach Him.
Whatever you came to yoga for in the first place, He IS... YHWH! Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Healer/Health, Refuge, Provider, Shepherd, Wisdom, Sanctification, Redeemer, Righteousness, Savior, Wholeness, Love... Praise King Jesus!
"But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.." John 4:23 AKJV (emphasis mine)
We'd love to pray with you right now.