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Yoga is not religious! - Do you agree?

Posted by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Amy
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Question: Do you think the practice of yoga is religious or spiritual?

Options:

Yes

No

Other, please explain


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Total Votes: 30

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I saw that in California a judge has ruled that yoga, taught in schools in a way that promotes strength, flexibility and balance is not to be considered religious.

Do you agree with this ruling?

by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Of course it's not religious! That's just silly.


JCPenny
by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM

In India, the Shaman will tell you that you can't reach the next spiritual plane without yoga. So, yoga is considered religious. The moves are suppose to open you up to the spiritual energy of a certain god, which in turn clears your chi and allows you to move forward towards the next spiritual plane of existance. That is the essence of yoga.

JTROX
by Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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It depends on the person doing it.  

To some, it is a part of their religious beliefs.

To others it is just a form of exercise/relaxation.

LivinDeadGurl
by Gold Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM

In general, no. It can be though if one makes it so.

EarlGrayHot
by on Jul. 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Yes, that was stupid for people to whine about yoga being religious; it's an strength and flexibility exercise program.  That just reveals the astounding ignorance of those who complained.

marchantmom06
by Bronze Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Well it actually is a religious act but most people just use it for exercise.
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bigmama423
by Liz on Jul. 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I'm gonna say other, I guess you can make it what you want??..

Thelmama
by Thelma on Jul. 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Depends on who is doing it, what they are trying to accomplish etc.  It can be either.  I voted other.  

whoodathunk
by Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Like anything, it depends on how it's done.  

calsmom62
by Bronze Member on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM
other. as its generally practiced here it is physical wellness activity. its roots are religious and different forms of yoga have a profoundly spiritual component.
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