Yoga Bashing by Christians, Again

Why is it that Christians hate Yoga so much? First the catholic church bans yoga for toddlers; now this.

According to a report in the DNA, Father Jeremy Davies, an ordained priest in the UK argues in his new book,

“yoga puts people at risk from devils and the occult is closely associated with the scourges of “drugs, demonic music and pornography” which’re “destroying millions of young people in our time”.

Certainly, in the throes of agony getting into the Parivrtta Trikonasana, I have wondered, what has gotten into me to attempt these contortions. Never realized that the demons must have possessed me. See, Davies’ book is published by the Catholic Truth Society (my italics), so it must be true.

Oh, the esteemed priest is himself an exorcist. Do you think it is possible that after a lifetime trying to exorcise demons, he himself may be affected?

Davies continues, “… young people especially are vulnerable and we must do what we can to protect them.” Hmmm. I was going to say something about the rampant pedophilia in the catholic dioceses in the US, but I shouldn’t. It is time for me to get into Shavasana.

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  1. Hahahaha..thats a funny post.
    When I say “yoga in good for health” to my friends, they start laughing at me. Even few of my Indian friends think they should go to gym than do yoga :(. Anyway….(don’t ask me if I do yoga at home :p)

  2. hilarious post Arun. I seriously cant stop LOL… there is a saying is kannada which goes something like “ardha gyana savige samana” 😀

  3. I hope that Savasana relaxed you. My favourite pose.

    I know this sort of thinking – some members of my own family used to hold such ideas. I understand that they are on their own path and that eventually, maybe in many lives, they will understand. Right now they don’t, and they come from a place of fear – the insight and wisdom that yoga and other spiritual practices gives is frankly scary to them. All this is Ok. I try my best to allow them their path, and to keep my focus on my own practice, and on the devas that surround me :-).

    Must ask my daughter, who is a yoga teacher, whether she is prone to ““drugs, demonic music and pornography”. I hadn’t noticed. Extraordinary to blame yoga for the troubles of a generation. [shakes head in disbelief.] Back to my practice …

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