Namaste Yoga

How It Started History would relay that this system of healing dated back about three thousand years ago, namaste yoga is a kind of Thai massage with roots that can be traced back in India. This primordial religious practice is actually a fusion of Buddhist customs and Ayurvedic medications. With a local name of “nuad boram,” the teachings of this ancient spiritual routine came from the Vedas and Upanishads, original settlers in an Asian country blessed with rich cultures. Folk legend has it that namaste yoga can be well attributed to a physician, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. If you can obtain a copy of the holy book of the Buddhists, you will learn that he is mentioned in Pali Canon. His …

Benefit of Yoga – The Christian Viewpoint

The benefit of yoga is twofold – increased health and unification of the spirit with the body. It is accomplished through the use of many different aspects, but mainly through the combination of Asanas, or postures, and breathing/meditation practices. This raises many question in the Christian community. In my research for this article, I was very surprised at the viewpoint of the Christian apologists, and their take on yoga and its practice. I have hesitated on writing this article because of that viewpoint. However, I feel that this question and the stance of the Christian community warrants reflection on the subject. Yoga has a history dating back over five thousand years, to the beginning of the civilization of man. Little …

Benefit of Yoga – The Christian Viewpoint

The Christian viewpoint is thus – if one opens the mind to clearer thinking and inner vision, they open the spirit to demonic possession. It is felt that Yoga practice borders on occultism, and that opening one’s mind and spirit to the benefit of yoga is both dangerous and against everything Christianity preaches. The benefit of yoga is twofold – increased health and unification of the spirit with the body. It is accomplished through the use of many different aspects, but mainly through the combination of Asanas, or postures, and breathing/meditation practices. This raises many question in the Christian community. In my research for this article, I was very surprised at the viewpoint of the Christian apologists, and their take …