Posts Tagged ‘Yoga’

Most Indians, including most Hindus, do not practice yoga

Monday, July 26th, 2021

A recent Pew Research Center survey shows that most Indians do not practice yoga. Just about a third of Indian adults (35%) say they ever practice yoga, including 22% who say they do so monthly or less, and even fewer who do so daily (7%) or weekly (6%). Read more Related Posts:To protect minorities, prominent Indians want an Read more

Yoga classes in a Christian church welcomed by Hindus

Monday, May 17th, 2021

A Hindu teacher has commended an Episcopal church in USA, for hosting yoga classes. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization. The Trinity Cathedral, Read more

Ignatian yoga!

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Ignatian yoga, a new entity that is drawing enthusiastic crowds to retreats and workshops across the country, sounds like a gimmick. People love yoga. People love the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Mash the two together, and you have created a nice, marketable concept that can sweep a bundle of folks into the arms of Read more

Indian priest tells House of Lords about benefits of yoga

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A Catholic priest had a chance to tell the British House of Lords of the benefits of yoga to mark International Yoga Day 2018. Fr Joe Pereira told AsiaNews that he has been practising Iyengar Yoga for 50 years, adding that his Kripa Foundation has used it “to help in the rehabilitation of people with Read more

Giant yoga class raises money for Christchurch City Mission

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Outstretched hands, heavy breathing and laughter fill the room as about 100 yogis raise funds for the Christchurch City Mission. The One Giant Practice event was held in Christ’s College auditorium on Tuesday night – and International Yoga Day. Rows of chairs were shifted by students to make way for colourful yoga mats and even Read more

Yoga to be taught in all Fiji schools

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Fiji’s education minister Dr Mahendra Reddy has announced that yoga will be part of the primary and secondary school curriculum from this year. “It is a beginning of a new era in education, an era that we are trying to develop to contribute towards character building, towards securing a physically and mentally stable fitter Fiji.” Read more

Bishop warns women to avoid yoga

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A retired U.S. bishop’s instruction to Catholics to is being questioned by yoga practitioners and enthusiasts. Retired Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Neb said yoga is rooted in the Hindu religion, which is a “a pagan religion based on heathen beliefs and false doctrine of revelation involving such things as transmigration of souls, and so Read more

US bishop tells Catholics to abstain from yoga

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A retired US bishop has advised Catholics to abstain from doing yoga, as it could be an occasion of serious sin. Comments from Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, who used to lead the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, were published last week on a US blog for women. “ … The practice of yoga, if it does not begin Read more

Hindu outrage at European priest linking yoga and Satan

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Hindus are urging Pope Francis to take action against a Northern Ireland priest who said people who enjoy yoga could be opening themselves to Satan. The controversy came after Fr Roland Colhoun preached a sermon in Drumsurn in Northern Ireland earlier this month. The priest said he warned about several aspects of the new-age movement, Read more

Harry Potter and Yoga are dangerous, even Satanic

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A former chief exorcist at the Vatican says yoga and Harry Potter are ‘dangerous’, even Satanic. In an interview with the Telegraph, Fr Gabreile Amorth, who for four years held the position of the Vatican’s chief exorcist, and who has cleansed hundreds of people of evil spirits, said Yoga is Satanic and JK Rowling’s Harry Read more