What’s the Matter with Yoga? – “Yoga Poses as Devotion in Motion” by Corinna Craft
Former yoga teacher and massage therapist, Corinna Craft learned that although she had the best of intentions as a Christian, her involvement in yoga exposed her to the demonic affliction of Hindu spirits. Even though she became certified in what she called “gym yoga” that was devoid of Hindu doctrines, she still was spiritually compromised. Ms. Crafts website, WhatsTheMatterWithYoga, has wonderfully written pieces about her life, her testimony of deliverance and an excellent exposition of the true nature of yoga poses within Hindu spirituality, titled “Yoga Poses as Devotion in Motion.” Also, see the video below on the same topic and others on her website here.
I challenge all practitioners of “Christian” Yoga, especially those involved in “Holy Yoga” to take the implications of Corinna Craft’s writings seriously. Especially due to the fact the “Holy Yoga” embraces the Hindu doctrines of Bhakti or “devotional” yoga as well as the more esoteric and demonic Kundalini energy and chakra theory. However, according to the “Holy Yoga 101 Workshop Outline,” as long as we “surrender” it to the Lord, and since he is the creator of everything, it will be okey-dokey unto the Lord. This flawed logic that places personal intentions over scriptural prohibitions even applies to Holy Yoga’s teaching that yoga “speeds up the rise of energy from our most base (physical body) to our highest (spiritual body).” This Hindu and New Age doctrines of the supremacy of the spiritual over the physical or that we have separate spiritual bodies or “subtle bodies” exists nowhere in Judaeo-Christian theology.