Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Catholic Perspective on Yoga

Yoga is a topic I have written about in the past. It is continues to be a topic of controversy among Catholics today. Now, a Dominican priest shares his perspective on the topic.

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 from enthusiasts and denouncers alike. Among Christians, perhaps the most commonly-heard question is, “Can I practice yoga?” or, said with a different emphasis, “I can practice yoga, right?” With a nod to modern practicality, in order to do justice to the question as well as to the questioner, we ought to consider a number of different issues. Continue reading.

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