Yoga is a form of meditation that originates from India. The people practice yoga to attain spiritual insights when meditating on the Brahman concept. The purpose of practicing yoga is to be united with God. According to the view of people who practice Yoga, everything in this world is God. Christians should not practice yoga because it supports the teaching of Hindu. The Bible tells us to not have anything to do with the world. Worldly thing is of the devil. 1 Corinthians 10:20 states that we should not be participants with the demons. Some Christians claim that they are doing yoga exercises to improve their health. It is important that we don’t give a foothold to the devil (Ephesians 4:27). The devil can enter into our lives through the yoga activity.
We must not confirmed to the world. We must not compromise with the practice of the world. Romans 12:2 states that we must renew our mind and focus on God so that we will not be confirmed to the world. Anyone who love the world is of the devil. Loving the things of the world and endorsing its practice means that you don’t have the love of the Father God in you. Those who do the will of God will live forever (1 John 2:15 – 17). In the past, when you haven’t accepted Jesus yet, you are walking in the ways of the world. Now that you have accepted Jesus, you must walk in obedience according to God’s word (Ephesians 2:1 – 10). Christians must be different than the people of the world. In this way, we will be a testimony to other people. If we do what the people of the world do, people will not be able to recognize that we are Jesus’ followers.
Ephesians 5:11 states that we must have nothing to do with the fruits of the darkness but reprove them. Colossians 2:8 states that we must beware of compromising to the philosophy of the world as they are instruments that Satan use to deceive us and lead us away from Christ. God is the giver of life. He is the one that create us. He determines life and death. He can give you good health. We must depend on God for everything. Instead of doing yoga to improve your health, you should pray to God and ask him to give you good health.