James River pastor says yoga has ‘demonic roots.’ What do yogis say?

CLOSE New research found that listening to yoga music before bed might help prevent fatal heart attacks. Buzz60’s Natasha Abellard has the story. Buzz60 Pastor John Lindell of Springfield’s James River Church delivered a sermon before Halloween about yoga’s “demonic roots.”(Photo: Gannett file photo ) A pastor of an Assemblies of God megachurch recently took aim at yoga, saying it has “demonic roots” and warning Christians to avoid the popular activity. Pastor John Lindell told the attendees [...]

Study shows more Americans gravitating toward meditation & yoga to get away from ‘modern life’ | National

If the stress of modern life seems overwhelming, consider giving meditation a try. More than 35 million of your fellow Americans already have. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 14.2 percent of American adults surveyed in 2017 said they had practiced meditation at least once in the last year. That means it rivals yoga as the most popular type of complementary health practice in the United States. It’s a dramatic change from 2012, [...]

Missouri Megachurch Pastor Condemns Yoga, Calls Hinduism ‘Demonic’

A pastor has called Hinduism “demonic,” meditation “spiritually dangerous” and yoga “diametrically opposed to Christianity.” Speaking at the James River Church in Ozark, Missouri, Pastor John Lindell delivered a sermon called “Haunted: Pursuing the Paranormal,” whcih encouraged Christians to stop practicing yoga. Lindell made his comments on October 28, but yogis have since spoken out against his claims, USA Today reported. The megachurch reportedly had a congregation of about 10,500 people in 2016, the newspaper noted, and local instructors said they were experiencing the [...]

Is Yoga Evil? See Why One Megachurch Pastor Says It’s ‘Diametrically Opposed to Christianity’

Go to any gym and you’ll probably find a list of yoga classes offered there. Some practitioners swear by its health benefits and UNESCO even listed yoga as an intangible cultural heritage on Dec. 1, 2016.  Not everyone has such high praises for the practice.  Missouri-based megachurch pastor John Lindell reopened the yoga debate among Christians after telling his 10,000 member congregation that practicing yoga “at any level” is “opening your life, your home, your situation to the demonic.” “Every single [...]

Yoga debate within the Christian community

OZARK, Mo. — Yoga has suddenly become a hot topic across the Ozarks, because of a local pastor’s recent sermon.“Christians should stay away from yoga, because of it’s demonic roots.” Yoga, four letters, two syllables, one local church at the center of controversy. Pastor Jhon Lindell of James River church in Ozark gave a sermon last month, giving biblical perspective on the paranormal, part of that dealt with yoga and it’s roots in Hinduism. [...]

Akron Ohio News – Copley-Fairlawn students practice relaxation with goat yoga

11/15/2018 – West Side Leader      By Staff Writer  Photos: Betsie Walsh COPLEY — Students in Copley-Fairlawn Middle School’s eighth-grade language arts classes participated in goat yoga Oct. 25. About 175 students participated in the goat yoga sessions led by language arts teacher Jennifer Karlovec’s student teacher, Kellie Walsh, who planned [...]

Easy Yoga Routines for Massage Therapists

Sponsored by Massage Magazine Insurance Plus and beYogi As a massage therapist, practicing self-care is essential. Yoga and massage are natural partners in health. By incorporating easy morning-and-evening yoga routines into your day, you can enjoy the mental and physical benefits of this ancient practice. You spend your days helping relieve clients’ pain and stress, and improving their overall health. An important question you should ask yourself is, at the end of it all, what are you doing to provide these [...]

Need some stress relief? More adults and children are turning to Yoga

BISMARCK, ND (KXMA) – Courtesy: Aaron Fields (KXMA) Have you been stressed out and haven’t been able to find anything to relieve that stress? A new study shows that adults and kids are turning to yoga and meditation to distress. According to the CDC and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics people are trying to practice more natural ways of relieving stress rather than conventional medical practices.  The study looked at [...]

Need some stress relief? More adults and children are turning to Yoga

Have you been stressed out and haven’t been able to find anything to relieve that stress? A new study shows that adults and kids are turning to yoga and meditation to distress. According to the CDC and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics people are trying to practice more natural ways of relieving stress rather than conventional medical practices.  The study looked at the use of yoga, meditation, [...]

Megachurch Pastor John Lindell: Yoga is Evil “Because Hinduism is Demonic” | Sarahbeth Caplin | Friendly Atheist

The pastor of an Assemblies of God church has a warning for Christians: Don’t practice yoga, because you’ll end up demon-possessed. While surely not intentional, it comes a week after a gunman shot and killed two people who were taking a yoga class. You can hear Pastor John Lindell‘s baseless rant around the 39:39 mark of the video below: … Lindell told the attendees of James River Church in Ozark, Missouri — which has a congregation of about 10,500 — [...]