Is Yoga not Christian? There is a Southern Baptist leader who has asked for Christians to stop practicing yoga. Albert Mohler, Southern Baptist Seminary President, has said that yoga is not a Christian pathway to God.
Is Yoga Really not for Christians?
Mohler says that Yoga, which involves meditating and stretching, is derived from an Eastern, non-Christian religion. There has been a lot of backlash against Mohlerâ€™s essay on Yoga and Christianity.
There are many Christians who practice Yoga, and do not agree with Mohlerâ€™s stance. About 7 percent of adults practice Yoga. Those adults who are both Christian and practice Yoga do not feel that the two things are at odds with each other.
However, there are lots of Yoga positions that help relieve pain and increase blood flow as well as flexibility. It can be used as a workout, and does not have to include a non-Christian religious theme. Â A person can use Yoga to enhance their spirituality whether it is a Christian spirituality or another spirituality. Yoga certainly does not have to be incompatible with Christianity. What do you think? Can Yoga and Christians mix? The video below gives more information about Mohler and his critics.
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