December 5, 2011

"Christians practicing Yoga": an oxymoron???

**Update 8/8/2012- I am still extremely torn on this topic. I don't want to do demon worship but I've become more acquainted with BodyRock TV on Youtube and the yoga poses are so strengthening and amazing. What is the alternative? I understand Mark Driscoll's point but ugh!! What gives? 
I was introduced to Mark Driscoll not too long ago via YouTube. This guy goes hard! You never have to wonder where he stands on an issue. I appreciate his fervor and his confidence in what God has taught him. However, the clip I saw today made me feel a little sad. I really like going to yoga. I feel longer and more relaxed by the end of each session. It really helps to relax me after a long day.  I've heard Christians say that it's demonic and that I shouldn't do it. I never understood that argument because I just thought, "God has way more power than the devil! Why give the devil so much power over something that feels so great for me physically?" Mark Driscoll has been the only one to effectively make the argument to the point where I'm ready to research more on yoga and not just evaluate it based on how I feel by the end of the session. If it's really as bad as he says it is, I've got to stop.  Meanwhile, I will now also do a background check on Pilates. I really love the feeling of control and strength that Pilates brings. I hope it's okay!!! Either way, here's the video. Check it out below:

1 comment:

  1. I was going to interview a local Hot Yoga studio in my area and saw this post. As much as I want to hate it, I appreciate that you brought this to the forefront. I had to make a decision of I belong to and what I want to stand for. If I am striving to praise God with my life, I want to do what He asks! Again thank you for allowing God to use you!!