Back when I was taking martial arts classes the instructor would want the class to do the breathing empty your mind meditating stuff and I straight up told him in front of the class that this was eastern mysticism and I would not be a participant as a Christian. (He claimed to be a Christian himself) I don't think he was very fond of me pointing that out.
Fine double talk, isn't it? Hang on, let go. Concentrate, but don't think. Whatever it takes for you to send your mind to laa-laa land.
And He was resurrected--never to die again--as the proof! Was Buddha resurrected? No. Was Mohammad resurrected? No. Was any Hindu "god" ever resurrected? No. Were any Jews resurrected before Jesus was? No. But, the oldest book in the Bible, Job, clearly speaks of resurrection. "Nevertheless, in my flesh, I shall see God..."Cheeky is not exaggerating. Run. Every time you find "meditation" in the Bible it is about thinking/meditating on God, God’s work, and God’s WORD. The REAL GOD...
...Always learning, and never coming to a knowledge of the truth - as he died, Bhudda said he was still searching for the truth. Jesus said "I AM THE TRUTH".
Our daughter took several years of Ninjutsu classes in grades 5, 6 and part of grade 7. She was pretty good at it and her Japanese Sensei wanted her to go on to take advanced classes, but he required that his advanced students take the "ethics" course that went with the advanced training. Our daughter, who was/is a Christian, told him that, as a Christian, she could not take any eastern religious training. This was completely without our prompting, as we didn't know anything about it until the Sensei approached us about it. We were proud of her for standing up for Christ. She quit the dojo soon after but she did say that she missed the conditioning. It was very rigourous.Back when I was taking martial arts classes the instructor would want the class to do the breathing empty your mind meditating stuff and I straight up told him in front of the class that this was eastern mysticism and I would not be a participant as a Christian. (He claimed to be a Christian himself) I don't think he was very fond of me pointing that out.
I work in the school system and see yoga being pushed more and more into the school. I don't have a problem with the stretches and breathing. What I do have a problem with is when the lady in the video teaching these kids tells them to say "Namaste" (meaning: I bow to you) multiple times.
OOOOOHHHH!!! YES! That is an excellent name!! Love it. Especially since it really does feel like you just left the spa when you get all nice and loose.Maybe call a church group S.P.A.S. (Stretch, Praise, and Sing) ????????
OOOOOHHHH!!! YES! That is an excellent name!! Love it. Especially since it really does feel like you just left the spa when you get all nice and loose.
and on the breathing...as someone who tends to be a shallow breather with chronic low oxygen saturation, the deep breathing really does help relax the tense muscles in my shoulders. But it is done as respiratory therapy not trying to empty my mind.
AS most all of you have said the stretching is good, the
westerneastern mysticism is not.
Liberalism is clearly a satanic cult, and that cult controls the schools, most information media, and much of our government. I suppose that should not be a surprise since the cult faithfully serves what the Bible calls the god of this world. The cult using its control to indoctrinate kids is no surprise either.It is very troubling how Yoga is a religious practice and there is zero liberal/government complaints to having children do it in school. As a matter of fact it is sponsored by the schools. It is everywhere on TV, in medicine and in society with no thoughts about it being religion. Yet people cringe at biblical Christianity. Not really surprised as "the world" at it's core is anti God.