• Yoga is the practice and discipline of holding poses. This practice has benefits for your health, both physically and mentally. Yoga was developed by Hindus as a physical, mental, and spiritual exercise, so it is deeply rooted in Hinduism; however, the practice itself is irreligious, and has since become an important part of Jainism, Buddhism, and caught on as a secular practice in mixed-faith communities. Think of it this way, maybe, yoga is like prayer. Just as prayer is used in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Paganism, etc., yoga can be practiced in any spiritual religion or even secularly outside of any religion. In short, no.
  • never heard of it being a religion
  • It's part of practicing a religion, originally an ascetic practive in India, Hindu, yoga from the Sanskrit yuj means "to yoke," hence you are yoking/joining/uniting yourself to something, a supreme being, or escape from reincarnation.
    • Linda Joy
      Are you Hindu? Do you practice Yoga? Can a Christian yoke themselves to their own God when practicing Yoga? Do you believe its the same God? And are you male or female?
    • Creamcrackered
      I am not Hindu. I do not practice yoga, (I did many years ago). I don't read anywhere in the bible where it speaks of practicing yoga, however, the human body is described as a temple (hence why a person must not defile it, or be yoked to prostitution of foreign gods). In Hindu one loses the ego for the soul (Atman) to yoke with Brahman. I am a woman.
    • Linda Joy
      Thank you so much for answering my questions! Many people don't have the time. I see many similarities in the different religious teachings. And I think most of them promote good. Thank you for helping me learn!
  • Nope. You've built a house of cards, Linda. Yoga is no more a religion than the American fascination of owning and shooting guns can be called a religion.
    • Linda Joy
      Again, you're wrong. I just asked a question and I'm learning. Unfortunately as usual you have provided no information and only offered insults. And for some Americans owning and shooting guns IS a religion!
  • If you believe Hinduism is a Religion, you should know the positions in Yoga were created with intent to "open you up" to their religious gods and goddesses: Once you open the door to them, you are giving heed to doctrines of demons. 2 Corinthians 11:14 "And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."
    • Linda Joy
      Once I heard it was religious in nature I realized it could be a seemingly innocuous way to get a toe in the door. But then even though the internet and tv are not in themselves religious they do allow religious ideation to infiltrate the home. Best to keep the defenses up.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      I don't hardly watch TV, but I see what you mean. It's all up to us to "keep the defenses up." The internet is an integral part of communication and productivity in modern society. Thanks to the internet, I am able to use Bible Hub, Bible Gateway and other Bible websites to support my religious answers. Studying on the internet can make learning more interesting and thus improve the general learning process.
  • No, it is a form of exercise.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Yoga is classified as exercise, just as Weightlifting is classified as exercise, That doesn't mean both "form of exercises" go together.
  • It is NOT a religion. It is a way of life to better health and balance in a world full of Chaos.
  • No, that's Yoda you're thinking of. :P
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Mmmm, wise you are, strong your perception has become!
    • Wakko
      I still love you.

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