"Why does everyone think that you will be possessed by demonic spirits if you do yoga? As a teacher of Christian Yoga at church, our class has found a closer relationship with Jesus by using the many physical benefits that yoga offers. You do not have to be a Hindu to honor the body that God has given us. Your faith must be weak to think that practicing yoga would influence you to any eastern mysticism"Is Yoga simply a relationship with a god? I stumbled across that quote above and this definition...So after reading that quote and definition I can't see why a Christian would/should or want to practice Yoga.... Is it not in a sense dabbling in the occult under the pretense of healthy living? If so isn't that a form of deception?....The word yoga comes from the biblical word, yoke which in turn originated from the root word in Sanskrit jugit.... Both mean joining together or to unite.... Yoga is the union of an individual consciousness with infinite consciousness... A yogi is a person who leans completely on the Supreme Consciousness, God, until they have merged their individual self with the Infinite Self....Basically, Yoga is about opening up your spirit through your body so that you can be ‘yoked’ to a higher power – spirit.... These spirits, called ‘god’ are not the true and living God, but one of the ‘many spirits’ that have gone out into the world, seeking a house (man/woman) to dwell in...For that person who said he didn’t see the big deal in it because he's a “Christian Yoga Teacher at his church”How can you practice being in tune with your own spirit, and say that as a christian you are aligning yourself with the spirit of Christ?As a Christian there can be only one in control, and that's Christ...And guess what! He won’t share his space with the enemy...We need to study the word of God more and I wonder who the pastor of this church is? His members are in jeapordy.