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Noun 1.yoga - Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
“It made me feel uncomfortable. It made me feel as if those were elements that I didn’t want to participate in.”
Take a tree and cut it’s roots off, you don’t have a tree do you
“Yoga can degenerate into a cult of the body”
Hatha Yoga A series of exercises to stretch and loosen the physical body. Originally intended to be a form of exercise to prepare for meditation, Hatha Yoga does not contain any exercises for the awakening of the consciousness or the elimination of the ego. "The Yoga that we require today is actually ancient Gnostic Christian Yoga, which absolutely rejects the idea of Hatha Yoga. We do not recommend Hatha Yoga simply because, spiritually speaking, the acrobatics of this discipline are fruitless; they should be left to the acrobats of the circus." - from The Yellow Book. There are many forms of Yoga in India, including Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and more. See yoga.
Yoga (Sanskrit) union. Related to the Latin Religare.
"The soul aspires for the union with his Intimate, and the Intimate aspires for the union with his Glorian." from The Revolution of Beelzebub
"All of the seven schools of Yoga are within Gnosis, yet they are in a synthesized and absolutely practical way. There is Tantric Hatha Yoga in the practices of the Maithuna (Sexual Magic). There is practical Raja Yoga in the work with the chakras. There is Gnana Yoga in our practices and mental disciplines which we have cultivated in secrecy for millions of years. We have Bhakti Yoga in our prayers and Rituals. We have Laya Yoga in our meditation and respiratory exercises. Samadhi exists in our practices with the Maithuna and during our deep meditations. We live the path of Karma Yoga in our upright actions, in our upright thoughts, in our upright feelings, etc." - from The Revolution of Beelzebub
"The Yoga that we require today is actually ancient Gnostic Christian Yoga, which absolutely rejects the idea of Hatha Yoga. We do not recommend Hatha Yoga simply because, spiritually speaking, the acrobatics of this discipline are fruitless; they should be left to the acrobats of the circus." - from The Yellow Book
When the life-force ascends to higher centers, that is symbolically referred to as "uplifting Christ" or "raising up the Salaat."
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
The problem is Christianity has for the most part decided that the most ancient knowledge is meaningless, and focus on the most recent 400 years or so of teaching.
I think it's interesting that this Christian "Yoga" has little if nothing to do with the preparation for meditation. It is being used as an attempt to make the modern Christian focus mainly on the idolization of the body. It makes me think that the cult of the body that the Pope was worried about is soomething that these Christians are turning Yoga into.