THE TRUTH ABOUT YOGA
The long awaited Heaven & Healing episode 17: The Truth About Yoga is finally here!
First and foremost, thank you so much for your patience with me as my transition moving from Pennsylvania to Tennessee has presented me with more challenges than anticipated, particularly with the set up of my new studio.
I want to preface this by saying THANK YOU for your donations. Thanks to you, the set up you see here - from desk, to chair, to lighting to background props was made possible due to your generosity. That being said, there is still much work to be done with this space. You can clearly hear the echo in this episode (which made me doubt if I should even post it at this time) and although I purchased and installed many soundproof panels for the walls, they all literally fell off within the first hour — hence, echo. I apologize for that. I am working on it.
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In this conversation, I dive deep into the history, definitive context, and pagan-dominant roots of yoga. The research I share with you in this episode really goes to show how the yoga practice is intrinsically curated for the purposes of both self-salvation and worship of Hindu gods, and therefore cannot be seen as separate from these objective truths regardless of the yogi’s subjective intent to practice.
Of all New Age/mindfulness/occultist (whatever you want to call it) practices, yoga is the one thing that I get the most push back from from Christians and non-Christians alike, claiming that yoga is totally experiential and simply innocuous stretching — so this episode is to educate Christians especially on this topic, so that moving forward, an informed decision can be made within the context of the yoga practice: does it truly bring glory to God to abide in a pagan vine that can never produce holy fruit?
I discuss the history, definitions, design and spiritual context surrounding the yoga practice, explaining why/how it is a physical divination practice and supplement Scripture as the testament to that truth, breakdown the difference between yoga and stretching, and present some alternative modalities of exercise.
As promised, all sources can be found here in the show notes. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating, written review and subscribe to H&H if you haven’t already!
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+Christopher Wallis, Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition (Audible Audiobook Edition, 2016), ch. 100, 12:47:08
+James Mallinson, The Khecarividya of Adinatha: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga, (New York: Routledge, 2008), p. 186, note 129
+David White, The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), pp. 236-237
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