Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, (OSA) founded by Father William Wagner and under the direction of the Order of the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross, say yoga is part of the Hindu religion and any claims that it can be used as physical exercise are misleading.
During a hilarious rant about the gym, this little girl talks about yoga at the gym, which she describes as as “hineys in your face” and innocently reveals exactly what the teacher said about this so-called “exercise” class.
“Yoga: A Cautionary Tale” is a poignant and very enlightening testimony about the practice of yoga by Catholic News Agency‘s Jenny Uebbing. On her popular Mama Needs Coffee blog, she documents a long journey of discovery about yoga that began with her own practice and ended with a frightening confrontation with her past.
In response to a decision by a local Catholic college to discontinue offering yoga classes on campus, the Archbishop of Kansas City says yoga is more than just exercise and Catholics should be alerted to its dangers.
At the end of giving a presentation on the nature of evil at a local parish last weekend, a woman came up to me and admitted to how she had chosen not to listen to my warnings about participation in yoga classes . . . until the day a co-worker in a yoga studio quietly used a nail clipper to cut off the gold cross she was wearing around her neck.
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.