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Christian yoga

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

The growing phenomena of Christian yoga is not only cultural appropriation, it reveals more serious considerations for Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. While it is certainly true that Christians can practice yoga, I am not aware of any Christian theology regarding yoga. Yoga, as a word or practice, has no etymology in the [...]

January 15, 2017 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers Comments Off on Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

Is “Christian Yoga” Offensive to Hindus?

Is “Christian Yoga” Offensive to Hindus?

The evangelicals, it appears, are in a bind—they want to capitalize on the mounting popularity of yoga, but how can they embrace a practice steeped in Hinduism without compromising their dogmatic exclusivity? They can’t authentically do that, and so, yoga is repackaged into a Christian avatar and forcibly divorced from its roots. The commercialization of [...]

May 11, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on Is “Christian Yoga” Offensive to Hindus?

Disrespect for Hinduism amongst Western Yoga teachers and Practitioners

Disrespect for Hinduism amongst Western Yoga teachers and Practitioners

The Problem While yoga is growing at a rapid pace within the western world, its association with Hinduism is all too frequently becoming lost, disregarded and more importantly disrespected. This has been repeatedly illustrated within the corporate world through the introduction of items such as the “Hindu deity toilet seat cover” and Hindu deity shoes [...]

December 24, 2014 HHR Archives, The Yoga Snatchers Comments Off on Disrespect for Hinduism amongst Western Yoga teachers and Practitioners

Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?

Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?

For many people, the main concern in a yoga class is whether they are breathing correctly or their legs are aligned. But for others, there are lingering doubts about whether they should be there at all, or whether they are betraying their religion.Farida Hamza, a Muslim woman living in the US (pictured above), had been [...]

November 21, 2013 HHR Archives, News updates Comments Off on Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?

Video : Can Yoga ever be Christian?

Video : Can Yoga ever be Christian?

The usual Christian rhetoric about satanic and demonic forces trying to take control paranoia but at least Christian Fundamentalists even know its Hindu. [...]

August 3, 2013 HHR HHR Videos Comments Off on Video : Can Yoga ever be Christian?