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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?

Understanding Lord Ganesha

Understanding Lord Ganesha

Out of all the deities in the Hindu pantheon Ganesh, is one of the most popular. He is the ‘Remover of Obstacles’, and ‘Leader of the Celestials’. Each aspect of the image of a Hindu deity contains a meaning or message. Here we use the image of Ganesh to demonstrate this, and relate it to [...]

April 27, 2012 HHR Understanding hinduism 1