BY PETER SMITH • PSMITH@COURIER-JOURNAL.COM • SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Yoga can be dangerous to Christians' faith, the president of Louisville's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary warns.
The popular discipline of meditation and stretching is so interwoven with Eastern mysticism that it is “at odds with the Christian understanding,” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler wrote on Monday on his blog.
Dayna Gelinas, who teaches yoga from a Christian perspective at New Day Yoga in Kennesaw, Ga., told The Courier-Journal she shared Mohler's concerns about the Hindu roots of the practice. But she said that just as followers of other religions lift their arms, kneel and prostrate in worship, that shouldn't prevent Christians from using such physical practices.
“My yoga practice is a celebration of what I have through Jesus,” she said. “… As a Chri
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