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What is Yoga? A Catholic Perspective (Part II): gods of Yoga

February 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Sullivan, Yoga

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In the first post on Yoga, we explored studies that showed a couple of important facts: · Consistent practice of Yoga is correlated with a diminishment of Christian belief. · Practitioners typically begin Yoga for physical reasons but stick with it for spiritual reasons. We concluded with a basic definition of Yoga: Yoga is both a comprehensive system of human culture–physical, moral, and psychological–and... Read More

What is Yoga? A Catholic Perspective (Part I)

January 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Sullivan, New Age, Yoga

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Editor’s Note: Today, Fr. Ezra Sullivan, O.P. joins our team of writers. Father Ezra is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Joseph and we are blessed to have his contributions on our site. Please welcome him warmly. Yoga is hands-down — toes-up — one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world, including the United States. It is also controversial, eliciting strong reactions... Read More

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