In the West, people tend to greet each other with a handshake and a “hello” – gestures which have no other meaning except common courtesy. But when it comes to the Indian greeting known as the Namaste bow, this is a whole different story.
Although many people in support of yoga as “exercise” like to point to all the priests and even bishops who say it’s harmless, you won’t find too many exorcists who agree.
VMG writes: “A young woman in my parish is a Dru Yoga teacher and has put up posters and leaflets in the Church advertising her classes. I spoke to the Parish Priest who said he didn’t see anything wrong with it – it is just exercise. Can you tell me if it is ok for Catholics to take part in this particular form of yoga?”
There seems to be no end to the self-made gurus who are jumping onto the yoga bandwagon with the hopes of cashing in on this multi-billion dollar market – which is now including people with anger issues.
A reader recently sent me a series of questions about yoga in regard to the practice of Holy Yoga, a popular form of “Christian yoga” and asked me to explain our position. Because the questions she raised are fairly typical, I thought our readers would benefit from these answers as well.
Outraged parents have been able to get at least some of the Hindu practices related to the practice of yoga out of a Georgia elementary school after they complained about imposing these religious beliefs on children.