Can a Christian Practice Yoga to the Glory of God?
Video Q & A
By David Powlison, Crosswalk.com
That’s a great question; it is one of a whole family of similar questions. What about acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, and reflexology (massaging parts of the feet with a whole theory behind it). I think the way I would answer all those questions is that there is an explanatory framework attached to those which may be candidly anti-Christian: new-Age, Buddhist, Hindu, theories of energy flow, etc. And yet is there something per se wrong, with rubbing my feet? Is there something fundamentally wrong with sticking needles into pressure points or certain types of massage, like Shiatzu, which is based upon Eastern philosophies? Is the actual act of massaging those pressure points wrong?
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