Through the influence of celebrities and social media, yoga has re-entered the western world. I wrote re-entered, because in the eighties, yoga was also very popular. Many people, including celebrities, traveled all the way to India, to learn and practice yoga. Today, many people practice yoga or another derivative form of yoga, like pilates (although some people claim that pilates isn’t a derivative form of yoga). There are many reasons, why people practice yoga: for relaxation, relief or reduction of stress or pain, peace of mind, to recover from a burn out, improve health, weight loss, body shape, flexibility etc. According to Forbes (March 2016), 37 million people in the United States practice yoga, and the number only increases. But what’s yoga exactly? Is yoga harmless or not? And if yoga isn’t harmless, what is the danger of yoga? What happens in the spiritual world, when a person practices yoga?
There are many people, who don’t acknowledge or believe in the spiritual world. They think that people, who believe in the spiritual world, are foolish and a bit crazy. But through the ignorance of people and a lack of knowledge, many people open the door, for evil spirits (demons) to enter their lives. Eventually these evil spirits will take over their lives, and will cause a lot of pain and harm to the person.
Yoga seems so innocent, peaceful, relaxing, and beautiful, and in the beginning people may indeed feel good and experience some kind of relaxation, a reduction of stress and peace of mind, but what happens next?
What is yoga?
The word ‘yoga’ derives from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, and means: ‘yoke’, to (re)unite, to connect.
Yoga is a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation for attaining bodily or mental control, and well-being. The main goal is to unite the soul (spirit), with the body, and to empty yourself.
People speak about the spirit and how the spirit must be united with the body. But the truth is, that as long as a person is not born-again in Jesus Christ, the spirit is still death. When a person is not born again of the Spirit of God, (s)he only has a body and a soul.
The soul however, possesses great power, which a lot of people see as power, coming from the spirit. When a person practice yoga, this power in the soul is generated. People think it’s the power of the spirit, but in reality, it’s the power of the soul.
Yoga is often considered as a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, to obtain or improve physical and mental relaxation, and to improve health, instead of part of a religion or philosophical way of living.
More and more doctors, and psychologists, refer patients to yoga institutions or places, where they practice yoga. They consider yoga as some kind of therapy, to improve mental and/or physical health, and to reduce stress etc. But what they don’t know, is that their patients will not be healed at all. If they knew the truth about yoga, then they would stop immediately, referring their patients to yoga institutions.
Types of yoga
There are many different kinds of yoga, like for example: classical yoga, hatha yoga, Laya yoga, Jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, bikram yoga, shivananda yoga, karma yoga, viniyoga, Ashtanga yoga, kundalini yoga, restorative yoga, jivamukti yoga, tantric yoga, kripalu yoga, ananda yoga, cardiac yoga, anusara yoga, bahaya yoga, white lotus yoga, dream yoga, laughter yoga, integral yoga, anti-gravity yoga, lyengar yoga, naked yoga (yoga gymnosophy, power yoga, svaroopa yoga, yin yoga, zen yoga etc.
What people don’t know about yoga
Yoga derives from Hinduism. The physical postures are, or derive from, worship poses to gods. Hinduism has hundreds of gods. Every exercise worships a god. For example almost every yoga session starts by worshipping the sun-god.
Behind the Hindu gods, are demons. Every time, you do a certain yoga pose, you worship a demon.
By worshipping a demon, you give him access, to enter your life. When you bow down for him, you acknowledge him as god; as lord.
You cannot separate yoga from religion, despite what people say.
You cannot separate yoga from hinduism. Even if people give other designations. Yoga is, and always remains, a Hindu theistic philosophy, teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will, in order that the ‘self’ may realise its distinction from them, and attain liberation (Merriam-Webster). There are many types of yoga, but they all derive from Hinduism.
Yoga has several levels you can reach: 7 levels in total. These levels are called chakras. By doing and controlling a certain amount of physical postures, and breathing techniques, you unlock a chakra.
For example, you start with your belly, by practicing breathing exercises, and by doing certain physical postures, you unlock the first chakra. By unlocking the first chakra, you will experience some kind of physical energy. After unlocking the first chakra, you continue with the second one, and then the third, fourth etc. until you have unlocked all seven chakras.
The last chakra is the crown chakra; your head (your tongue). When you’ve opened the seventh chakra, you are able to communicate in the spiritual world, and you are able to talk in other tongues. This speaking in other tongues, originates from the devil. The devil alway try to copy God, because the devil wants to be like God.
The speaking in other tongues, are demon powers, using your tongue to speak. When you have opened all 7 chakras of your body, you have emptied yourself completely.
By this time, you think, that you control your body, and your mind. But the truth is, by opening the last chakra, you have given your whole body, into the hands of the devil. You have given your life completely to him and his demons.
Entering the spiritual world
It can be very dangerous, if a person, enters out of the soul, in its own authority, the spiritual world. The person has no authority, nor any protection, at all. When a person enters the spiritual world, out of the soul, the person shall eventually be attacked by evil spirits (demons).
This could happen immediately, but it doesn’t have to. In most cases it will take a while, before these evil spirits will manifest themselves, in the life of the person. The more a person opens himself up to the spiritual world, and these evil spirits, the worse the attacks will be.
By practising yoga, people enter the spiritual world in their own authority, and bit by bit, depending on the exercises, they will be taken captive by evil spirits; evil demonic powers.
The danger of yoga:
demons invited through ignorance
The truth is, that by practicing breathing exercises (breathing through the belly), physical postures, and meditation, you will invite the hindu gods (demons) into your life. You will worshiped them, and devote yourself to them.
As soon as you start unlocking the chakra’s, and reach the seventh chakra, you will be taken over by demons, whether you want to or not. You have given them access, and they will accept it immediately. They will enter your life, and eventually take over and control your live.
Maybe you say: “But I didn’t know that”. Well, unfortunately, they don’t care whether you knew this, or not.
The fact is: you have worshipped them; you have bowed down for them, you have given access to them, and you have given your life to them. Through your ignorance, they have taken possession of your mind (soul), and your body.
My people are destroyed, by a lack of knowledge
God says in His Word, that by a lack of knowledge, His people are being destroyed. And that is absolutely true! God is very clear in His Word, and when He says, that we shouldn’t bow down for other gods, and worship them, nor be a partaker of other religions, we should listen to Him, and obey Him.
Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God (Ex 20:4-5)
It is already bad enough, that people, who don’t know God, are misled by all these lies, to practice yoga for health issues; reduce stress, relax, find inner peace, improve posture, improve breathing, improve health, muscle flexibility, weight loss, to get rid of insomnia, etc.. But the fact, that Christians also succumb, for this yoga trend, is unbelievable!
The reason, that many Christians succumb, and think it’s ok to practice yoga, and don’t see the danger, is because they are not born again, and they don’t know the Word, Jesus.
Because how can you confess Jesus with your mouth, and bow down for hindu gods (demons), to worship them? It’s impossible!
The Christian lies to justify yoga
A lot of
name Christians, who practice yoga, try to justify it, by saying that they worship the Son (Jesus), instead of the sun. They use their yoga time, while doing yoga exercise, and meditation, to pray to Jesus. What a nonsense!
It’s the same nonsense and lie, as when a group of young people, say that they go to clubs every weekend, dancing and drinking, to convert people.
When you enter the territory of the devil, he takes possession of you. Wether you want to, or not. It is the same with yoga (all types of yoga, including power yoga, pilates, etc.). Behind all the hindu gods is the devil. You sit upon his yoga mat, and worship his minions (demons).
The fruit of yoga
What will be the fruit of yoga? Maybe at first, you feel a little bit better. Maybe you experience physical improvement, or you will notice that you are able to relax better, but this will only be temporary.
After some time, you will experience a change in your mind (the way you think), your behaviour, your character. What could happen is:
- You will become less tolerant, selfish, and experience more negative feelings (jealousy, hate, wrath, etc) towards others, which you cannot control.
- You’ll be overwhelmed by negative thoughts about yourself, and see yourself in a negative way.
- You’ll become fearful, anxious or insecure
- You start hearing voices in your head, telling you what to do.
- You cannot sleep anymore, and experience insomnia.
- You’ll become overwhelmed by negative feelings, feelings of depression, and suicidal thoughts
- When you are happily married, suddenly you begin to see your spouse in a different negative way, you will become annoyed and irritated, you will have more arguments and fights, which will eventually end up in a divorce.
- You used to be healthy, but now you are often sick, and or are diagnosed with a terrible disease
Christian yoga doesn’t exist! The truth is Christian yoga is the same as yoga. You may try to Christianise yoga, by speaking a view religious words, thinking about scriptures, and by praying in your mind, during yoga, but the exercises remain the same, and therefore you will still worship demons.
Only by putting the word ‘Christian’ in front of something, and by Christianise it, doesn’t make it okay, approved, and justified for God.
The truth is, that if a Christian wants to do yoga, (s)he is still carnal and still loves the world. Therefore (s)he wants to live like the world. The person is carnal and doesn’t discern the spiritual world.
What does the Word say?
But the Word says: Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you, And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Co 6:14-18)
The Lord says, that you should not get involved with idolatry. Because, there is no concord between Jesus and Belial, or hindu gods.
Jesus is the only God that you serve. When you bow down for other gods, you actually say, that Jesus is not good enough for you. Because if He was, you wouldn’t look elsewhere.
Jesus is our Healer
Jesus is Jehovah Rapha, He is our Healer. So why do Christians practice yoga to feel better? Jesus is Jehovah Shalom, the God our Peace, but many Christians practice yoga to get inner peace, to relax, to experience peace.
If you want to continue with yoga, what does Jesus mean to you?
It is written: ‘and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, thou be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Jehovah thy God hath allotted unto all the peoples under the whole heaven’ (Deu 4:19 (read also: Deu 17:3, and 2 Ki 23:5)).
Jesus has called you to holiness. He has made you holy, and righteous, by His sacrifice; by His blood.
Jesus says: come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Mat 11:28-30)
You have been given a free will, to make a choice. You can choose to take the yoke of Jesus Christ upon you, or you can choose to take the yoke of the devil upon you (yoga means yoke).
Every person needs Jesus
Every person needs Jesus. Everyone may come to Jesus, there is no one, that He will exclude. It doesn’t matter, what you have done in the past, or what kind of person you are. Jesus carried your sins and iniquities and the punishment for sin, which is death, at the cross. Jesus carried it for you, so that you wouldn’t have to carry it anymore, but live in freedom.
Peace for your soul
If you are heavy laden, or feel exhausted, restless, stressed, chaotic etc. then there is only one place to get peace for your soul, and that is in Jesus Christ. Jesus alone can give you peace and the rest you need. The methods of the world, may seem like they can solve your problems, but in reality, they can’t. Because the methods of the world originates from the source of darkness.
If you want to find out the truth, and want to draw from the right Source, then open your Bible, the Word of God (Jesus).
When you study, and renew your mind with the word, meditate upon the Word, and become a doer of the Word, you shall get real peace.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:7)
‘Be the salt of the earth’