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It is not the Catholic Church's official position that practicing yoga could be viewed as a violation of faith and morals.
It is true that a great many holy priests and clergy members can express their views on this matter, but ultimately it lies with the individual to determine how yoga will affect them.
Yoga has become almost entirely dissociated from religion among many people in the West and isn't banned by Christianity.
God, according to Yoga, is a special being known as Purusha, a supreme soul that has never and never will be affected by afflictions, vehicles of affliction, and karma, or any results thereof.
According to Yoga, this supreme soul has the status of being the only spiritual preceptor of all the teachers who have ever resided on the earth, since God is independent of the beginning and the end.
The ancient Indian practice of yoga is an expression of spirituality, thus being the core religious element of Hinduism (although Buddhist, Jain and other forms of spirituality follow similar practices).
Western yoga is usually not a religious practicec
It is important to note that what novice yogis may not realize is that although yoga has a reputation of being a gentle, low-impact practice, it does carry some risk as with every exercise routine.
Practices such as these can cause carpal tunnel syndrome and destabilises joints, as well as contributing to sprains, strains, and tendinitis.
In yoga's history, it is thought that it arose from spirituality. However, there is a physical yoga exercise that does not have spiritual components.
According to several theories, Patanjali is the father of modern yoga.
Throughout the New Testament, the term meditation is mentioned 23 times, with 19 of those instances occurring in only the Book of Psalms.
In the Bible, meditation is usually followed by obedience.
A growing awareness of spirituality is taking place in secular culture with the increasing use of the word namaste in English (pronounced /NAH-muh-stay/), which has implications for both Hinduism and yoga culture.
There is an expression that originates in Sanskrit and means literally: "bowing to you." This phrase is used primarily as an introduction to people. It's used as a greeting in many different cultures.
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