I trust everyone is safe during the recent world events. I pray the mind of Christ revealed in this season for you.
I have a question concerning a recent encounter I experienced, and was hoping to get some biblical responses and advice concerning it.
A leader from my church has recently disclosed that they have engaged in yoga before and will be pursuing this as a form of exercise in the future because they enjoy doing it.
I have done some research about this and found the following video helpful from an ex Yoga teacher.
I love this person dearly and can’t help but feel that any engagement with this practice will cause deep deception and spiritual harm, so I reached out to them and shared the video I found.
The response I got was that they understood why the by brother in the above video cut ties as he was really practicing the theology behind yoga, and they are completely against that. However they are simply doing the stretches for stretching/exercise sake.
I feel a tug in my Spirit concerning this and I am super confused because this is coming from our Pastor. I am in much prayer and would like any help to assist navigating this challenge.
Not only that, but at work I see a lot of Christians engaging in meditation, mindfulness, mandala coloring and other forms of relaxation methods in the counseling center. This new age practices seem harmless, and are being entangled alongside the gospel for people to find peace
Thanks for your anticipated help.