IS YOGA a religion or cult?


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Q. Is Yoga a religion or cult?

Kamala Yoga

Stacy Kamala Waltman answers:

    “Yoga is a holistic approach to health and balance. It is not associated with any religion although it is spiritual; the practice connects us with our highest and most lighthearted state.

Meditation techniques have been used in many religious traditions: Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, etc. The tools used in a yoga practice include every area of one’s life including healthy food choices, reverence for the Divine, flexibility in mind and body and deep connection to the breath. When all areas of our lives are in balance we tend to be truly happy, healthy and more loving to ourselves and others.” ~ SKW

“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a
Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist or a Jew.

The truth has shared so much of Itself with me that I can no longer
call myself a man, a woman, and angel or even pure Soul.

Love has befriended Hafiz so completely. It has turned to ash
and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.” ~ Hafiz

Kamala Yoga Wellness Programs:  www.kamalayoga.com

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2 Responses to IS YOGA a religion or cult?

  1. HARI-OM
    Yoga is not a religion, Neither its a culture.
    Basically, yoga means “union.” It is the Sanskrit ancestor of the English word “yoke.” Hence it comes to mean a method of spiritual union. Yoga is a method- any one of many- by which an individual may be come united with the Godhead, the reality which underlies this apparent, ephemeral universe. To achieve such union is to reach the state of perfect yoga. Christianity has a corresponding term, “the mystic union,” which expresses a similar idea.Accoring to the Patanjali Sutra; the word yoga is defined as “an effort to separate the Atman (the Reality) from the non-Atman (the apparent).”
    One who practices yoga is called a yogi.
    Yoga is the control of thought-waves in the mind.
    Then man abides in his real nature.

    Namaste

  2. douglas says:

    I couldn’t have said it any better.
    Light & Love
    :~D

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