In the Christian Church, yoga has been a form of exercise that struggles to be accepted. It is not hard to understand the fear, the criticism, and the negativism. Yoga has been associated with Hinduism. Predating Hinduism, yoga has actually been adopted by other world religions as well. Yoga is unique in that it is the only form of exercise that canincorporate religion and spirituality.
Several scriptures speak of taking care of our bodies, after all as Christians we know that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. To begin with is (1Corinthians 6:13). "Our bodies were made for The Lord, and The Lord cares about our bodies." Also, (1Corinthians 6:19), "Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God; he bought you for a price. So use your bodies for God's glory." Also Proverbs 31:17 speaks on this topic along with many more- "She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."
Like dance in the church, yoga practice is thought to be evil by some. We have been set totally free through Christ!! He has restored all things to Himself. He is in the business of restoration! Not only has The Lord restored dance to the church, but He has restored yoga. Restoration simply means taking what is God's in the first place, using it for His glory, and giving it back to Him. The exercises in yoga were created by God and are meant for our good and for our enjoyment.
I created Son Salutation Yoga to share my yoga practice with others in a comfortable setting for all participants. Traditional yogi's believe the sun is the center of the universe, as a Christian I believe the Son of God is the center of my life & the universe.
I invite your thoughts on this controversial subject among Christians.