If you’re a new Christian, even an experienced Christian, in ministry or not, stay away from yoga period. Even if it’s level 1 yoga. It’s from a different religion entirely called Hinduism. Unless you’re looking to switch which I wouldn’t- your eternal security could be put in jeopardy if you do so. You ned up saying things you don’t realize you’re saying, (you know that goofy phrase “Ohm” that everybody makes fun of? It means “Buddha is god.” NOT FUNNY AT ALL!
If you’re wondering why I say this is a military issue, well they end up in this stuff if they aren’t well grounded in the Word of God as a Christian. It usually happens if they don’t know what they are looking for and they walk into a martial arts class and get a bunch of Buddhist or Far- Eastern religious philosphy thrown at them. Help them find a Christian martial arts instructor. So, to those of you out there who are military chaplains read up on apologetics and get your witness sharpened. Sharpen your “spiritual military training” and lead our guys where they need to go.
There are better ways to do this. If you know of a Christian stretching system that doesn’t use these kinds of concepts, steer them toward it or teach them to that person yourself. There’s more than one way to skin a cat- uh-oh, I think I hear PETA screaming their heads off- aaah, let ’em scream!