First it was Joan’s biggest online secret revealed, then it was improving work productivity and now we’re shooting straight into the supernatural. Well, that escalated fast 😂. There are 3 kinds of people who have clicked to read this post
- Those genuinely interested in knowing about the subject matter, like I was. Hugs to you! 💞
- Those who could careless and just want to browse through not really to take anything from the post but rather to keep their opinion and read the comments, that’s if they even make it to the end.
- Those who even before reading the post, click it with fire comments ready to disprove of anything I say. Probably fuming and thinking “christians think everything is demonic”.
To all the committee members, you are most welcomed. There’s enough space for us all. This post was inspired by a conversation I had with my amazing friend Michelle Danso. Last month she asked me : “IS YOGA DEMONIC?”. She then suggested that I write a detailed blog post. So here we go! May we proceed please cause we have much ground to cover!
WHAT IS YOGA?
Let’s dissect the background of this thing yeah? Yoga is a spiritual Hindu practice which involves various acts such as breath control, adopting specific body postures and meditation. It is practiced for health and relaxation purposes. This is the universal definition. So yoga cannot be separated from Hinduism or spirituality. It originated in Ancient India, also practiced in religions such as Buddhism and Janism. Janism is an ancient Indian religion where there is no belief in the existence of God. While the basis of Hinduism is in their way of life, more like a concept of how to live a good life. For both Buddhism and Hinduism, they believe specific images/idols are not lifeless but actually carry their gods, hence they offer rituals, worship sessions or prayers to these lifeless forms.
ZOOMING IN ON YOGA
The 7 Chakras…
The 7 Chakras are believed to be energy centres located from the spine running upwards to the crown of ones head, in Hindu/Buddhist and Jadist religions. Chakra basicically means a “cycle”. The word Chakravartin appears in Hindu scripture which means “King who turns the wheel of his empire, in all directions from the center, represtning his influence and power”. While in Bhuddism Chakra connotates reincarnation, where one goes through a cycle of being reborn 6 times.
Where are these Chakras believed to be located?
The first one is believed to be at the base of the spine, called muladhara/the root, second one at the pubic region/belly button called Svadhisthana/sensual. The third one is believed to be located between the rip cage and belly button called manipura/power, forth one at the center of the chest/heart called anahata/love, fifth one at the throat called vissudha/communication, sixth one between the eyebrows called anja/perception and finally the seventh one is believed to be located at the crown of ones head called sahasrara/universal connection.
What’s the connection between chakras and yoga?
The whole point of yoga is to awaken/activate and balance your chakras through specific breathing techniques, meditation, visualization and postures. Majority of the postures focus on activity around the belly button, activity of the spine and pressure applied in selective points around the body. The believe is that by balancing chakras, one generates or awakens what is called kundalini energy, which then leads to the awakening of a believed “third eye”.
What exactly is kundalini and the third eye?
Kundalini means “coiled snake”, “forming ringlets”, ” serpent-like”. So kundalini energy will therefore mean energy generated from a serpent. This is basic Wikipedia. You can google for yourself guys, I’m not even making this up. Further definitions describe kundalini as a spiritual life force located at the base of the spine, conceptualized as a coiled serpent. So please READ THIS TWICE: THE PRACTICE OF KUNDALINI YOGA IS TO AROUSE THE SLEEPING SERPENT FROM IT’S COILED BASE IN THE SPINE, THROUGH BALANCING THE 6 CHAKRAS. Them : Yoga aims to “liberate” one from human consciousness to achieve their total creative potential as a mightier life form… Me : Laughs in Eve at the garden of Eden.
IN THE BEGINNING – GENESIS 3:1-7
The link between Eve, the serpent and the opening of eyes
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Guys, the first time “eyes” were opened in the bible it led to the fall of mankind. The devil was and is a sneaky lieing serpent. He said oh no, you won’t die, just eat it. But by eating it, our supposed to be immortal bodies became mortal. Because of what, DISOBEDIENCE! What part of the devil is a liar don’t we understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Since the beginning, his aim has been to separate us from God by making us believe we can control our own lives!
BUT WAIT, IT GETS MORE INTENSE!
So now that we all know what yoga is, please keep these in mind – ” Specific bodily postures and meditation “. Taken from the direct definition. Also think about this – Yoga involves bowing down in different positions, specific arm movements and humming. What does this remind you of? Don’t you do this when you’re worshiping God and in the spirit? Psalm 95:6 “Come, let us bow down and worship. Let us kneel before the lord our maker”. Nehemiah 8:6 ” Then Ezra blessed the lord the great God And all the people answered “Amen, Amen” while lifting up their hands, then they bowed low and worshiped the lord with their face to the ground”.
We bow down in adoration, lift our hands, dance. Our whole body becomes controlled by the Holy Spirit when we worship. You move differently than you would … if you for example listened to lil Wayne. So bowing, raising hands, and adopting Holy spirit led postures are forms of worship. When we do these things, we invite the Holy Spirit in our midst. Because God abides in the praises of his people. Psalm 22:3 “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel”.That’s why you feel better after worship. You have engaged in something spiritual – with God. So when we worship something/someone other than God, we give it the highest significance in our lives. It becomes our “god”. Also, don’t we meditate too as Christians on the word of God?
SO WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Universal definition: Meditation is a practice were one focuses their mind on a particular thought, or tries to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. So, if yoga is a spiritual practice which involves meditation, what spirit is actually being evoked? Because it’s definitely NOT the Holy Spirit. How do we know this? The foundation of Yoga is rooted in religions that do not believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Infact they exclude the belief in a God all together. But then, there are spirits involved in Yoga because it is a spiritual practice. Just not the spirit of God. So I ask again, what sort of spirits are these honestly?
WHAT ABOUT CHRISTIAN MEDITATION?
Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.
We are to do this by meditating on the word of God. Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Which is why when we meditate on the word of God long enough, we take on the person of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”. Meditating on the word of God requires discipline. But if you are meditating on anything outside of the word of God, then you will attract the spirit attached to that thing. For example, watching porn frequently opens a route for the demon of lust. So what spirit is one attracting when they meditate outside of the word of God?
YOGA IS WORSHIPING IDOLS/DEMONIC ENTITIES
Think about it. Why must the postures be so specific? Why so much discipline? Daniel 3:5 says “As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up” . Anyone who did not bow (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) were thrown into the fiery furnace! It was that serious. There are many other instances in the bible were people rebelled from God and worshipped/bowed down to idols. Think about the act of Christian worship and meditation. It’s the same attributes. Only difference is, one is of God, the other is not of God.
Just like when we worship God we invite the Holy Spirit in our midst, when you do yoga, you’re unknowingly worshiping idols you know nothing of, and opening up yourself to the spirits they operate in which can lead to them possessing you – kundalini awakening, opening the 3rd eye, awakening the snake in your spine, whatever you want to call it.Talmbout health benefits, balance, mental stability, blah blah blah.
If you want all these benefits, then just do normal stretching, aerobics and other clean exercises – Not Yoga. By the time you are entering yoga, it’s not just basic simple stretching anymore, it’s a supernatural territory you want to avoid.
I watched the testimony of a Christian who’d been deeply engraved in kundalini yoga practices and almost lost it but came back to truth. He explained how he tried to open his “third eye” with Yoga by awakening the snake in his spine, which is apparently one of the final stages of Yoga. When you read up enough about yoga, you find that it is very plainly demonic. But we Christians are too gullible and lazy to meditate on the word of God. We just jump into anything, forgetting that the devil does not come in a red garment, he comes dressed as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light”. He even appeared as a “helper” wanting to turn stone into bread for Jesus if he bowed down to him. You think the devil does not like worship? He will do anything to get it! If he could try to sway Jesus, what more of you? Jesus responded with “IT IS WRITTEN”. What are you responding with? Is yoga Demonic?
🌹 Joan Akob