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YOGA PART 3: A DEEP DIVE INTO YOGA - ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Unveiling the Roots of Yoga - A Follow-Up to My Personal Journey

I hope this post finds you in a space of curiosity and open-mindedness. Following the recent stir my personal post about why I don't practice yoga caused, I'm here with a follow-up. It's not a retraction or an apology, but an extension of understanding and information.

1. The Great Things Yoga Can Bring to Your Life:

  • Physical Well-Being: Yoga is renowned for its physical benefits, improving flexibility, strength, and balance.

  • Stress Reduction: Yoga is a powerful tool for stress relief, offering a calming space for the mind and body.

  • Mind-Body Connection: Through mindful movements and breathwork, yoga fosters a deeper connection between the body and mind.

  • Community and Support: Joining a yoga class can create a sense of community, offering support and encouragement.

  • Holistic Wellness: Yoga is often praised for its holistic approach to well-being, addressing mental, emotional, and physical aspects.

2. Spiritual Roots of Yoga:

  • Ancient Traditions: Yoga traces its roots to ancient Indian philosophies, intertwining with spiritual practices like Hinduism and Buddhism.

  • Union of Mind, Body, and Spirit: The essence of yoga lies in the harmonious union of the individual's mind, body, and spirit.

  • Meditative Practices: Many yogic practices involve meditation, aiming for spiritual awakening and self-realization.

  • Chakra System: Yoga aligns with the belief in the chakra system, energy centers within the body associated with spiritual growth.

  • Philosophical Teachings: The philosophical aspects of yoga include ethical guidelines and principles for leading a purposeful life.

Now, let's delve into the heart of the matter - the connection between yoga and spirituality. For many, it's "just a stretch"; "it's just a way to de-stress" and trust me I thought that too, that's why I did it. And if you are ok with that - so be it - again, I did a deeper dive to the history and roots and then I wasn't ok with it any longer - I cannot speak for anyone but myself. My personal beliefs were more important to me than to continue practicing using the term "yoga" as it wasn't in alignment for me any longer; I just couldn't "unsee" or "unfeel" it. If you know me, MY FAMILY, FAITH AND FITNESS journey is my passion so the spiritual unveiling does truly fit in line with my journey. I stepped out of my comfort zone to share my story. Again, just being brave enough to live a different kind of life; the kind that is in alignment within me.

Navigating the New Age Dilemma:

In my recent post, I shared my personal experience of encountering spiritual aspects during yoga and meditation videos. It made me pause and reflect on the roots and history of these practices. It's important to note that this is a personal unveiling, a journey of understanding that's ongoing.

Deciphering the New Age Realm:

The term "New Age" encompasses a broad spectrum of beliefs and practices, often blending spirituality, mysticism, and self-help. Navigating through this vast landscape can be challenging, especially when personal views and comfort are at stake. I was falling into it - without following up with HIS WORD. I felt deception at it's core. I will not dive into NEW AGE but it's a term I feel my christian friends should be aware of and decide if a deep dive is necessary IF you truly try to live in HIS WORD.

Unraveling the Conflict:

My internal conflict emerged when asked to clear everything from my spirit during yoga and meditation. I realized I never wanted to clear my soul of the Holy Spirit within me. This realization prompted a deep dive into the spiritual roots of yoga, uncovering aspects that didn't align with my beliefs.

A Follow-Up, Rooted in History:

Today, I'm here with a follow-up to my initial post. This is not a personal attack on anyone who practices yoga; it's an offering of historical context. I've compiled resources and descriptions of documented history and origins without injecting my personal views.

Approach with an Open Heart:

To my friends who practice yoga, please approach this post with the understanding that it's not about anyone else; it's about my personal journey. This is not a judgment; it's an exploration and an invitation for entertainment only.

In Conclusion:

I appreciate your understanding and openness as I share this additional layer of my journey. Feel free to take from it what resonates with you. We're all on unique paths, and my aim is to foster a space where we can learn from each other without judgment.

With love and openness,


CLIPS FROM THE Article published by Mike Shreve below:





"Pope Francis said 'do not seek spiritual answers in yoga classes'. Yoga is certainly a risk. There's the spiritual health risk," he said. "When you take up those practices from other cultures, which are outside our Christian domain, you don't know what you are opening yourself up to.






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