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Yoga gods Divine Manifestations? Catholic Perspective (Pt III)

May 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Sullivan, New Age, Yoga

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In the first post we discussed “What is Yoga?” In the second post, we learned about the Hindu roots of Yoga. We found that there are certain Hindu gods that have been understood to play a role in teaching and promoting Yoga. We looked at Shiva, Vishnu, and Shakti, and said hello to Ganesh. The post concluded by noting four different positions on how to understand the gods of Yoga: The gods don’t... Read More

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

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