MD writes: “I am looking for an alternative to yoga, which I practiced pretty regularly before coming back to my Catholic faith and trying to live my faith more fully. I found something called Lastics® and was wondering if this was safe.”
MB asks: “While it’s true that most yoga positions are designed to be positions of worship to Hindu gods, I find it hard to believe that there’s any danger in practicing them when it’s just being done as an exercise.”
NC’s letter is indicative of what Christians are encountering in the real world when it comes to yoga and stretching exercises. Like so many of us, her doctor (a Catholic) recommended yoga, then sent her to a physical therapy establishment that also offered Reiki (HUGE red flag). She’s looking for alternatives and we’ve got a few recommendations.