Yoga is a commonplace word that fifty years ago was rarely known to western civilization. Yet, today, the yoga phenomenon and philosophy are found even in our elementary classrooms. Under the guise of exercise and fun, our children are led in yoga poses imitating frogs, birds, snakes, and cats.
“Schools are buying up yoga mats the way they once stocked up on dodge balls. Within the next five to ten years, yoga in public schools will be the norm,” according to Boston-based yoga guru, Baron Baptiste, director of Baptiste’s program for children called Kid Power Yoga.
Numerous claims from parents, educators, and journalists affirm that yoga is being openly taught in our public and private classrooms to children as young as two and three years old. As part of these teacher led programs, children are being taught visualization techniques incorporating deep breathing and mind control in order to put them into a “trance-like” state of relaxation.
To some parents, yoga seems harmless, but when we consider the spiritual consequences associated with its religious roots, yoga is no child’s play. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, yoga is purely a religious discipline of the Hindu faith. The definition declares that yoga is a “mystic and ascetic Hindu discipline by which one seeks to achieve liberation of the self and union with the supreme spirit or universal soul through intense concentration, deep meditation, and practices involving prescribed postures, and controlled breathing.” Yoga gurus from the East clearly substantiate this definition. The Heart of Yoga Revealed explains that yoga is dangerous for our children.
Unlike these yoga gurus, most people are under the false impression that yoga’s primary objective is to bring unity to their spirit, soul, and body. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Yoga gurus concur that yoga’s primary objective is to bring the spirit, soul, and body of the practitioner into unity with Hindu gods. Yoga therefore, diverts our children away from a monogamous union with Christ, Jesus himself declares, “Let the little children come to Me” (Luke 18:16). Furthermore, the Bible clearly commands “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Deuteronomy 5:7).
As Christian parents, we can never allow our children to worship or serve or unite with other gods. To the contrary, we are called to protect our children and guide them to clearly and proudly proclaim Jesus Christ. By law, religious practices are not to be teacher led in the public classroom. Why then are some teachers allowed to openly lead our children into the culture and practice of yoga? Most of them are simply uneducated regarding yoga’s religious rituals.
However, the real adversaries behind this blatant push for yoga in our schools are advocates of New Age religions. These advocates know that if they can train up and harness the spiritual direction of children in the classroom, the children will be far more likely to embrace the practices and beliefs of yoga as adults.
These false prophets of New Age religions exist outside the light of the Kingdom of God and dwell in darkness. These key manipulators know that if they can influence the impressionable mind of a child, they can capture the soul of the adult.
As Christian parents we are obligated to obtain godly wisdom concerning yoga’s influence in our children’s lives. The Bible teaches, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
In order to train our children we must first educate ourselves. The Heart of Yoga Revealed exposes yoga’s true identity and its real purpose.
Learn how to discern the spirits embedded within the New Age rhetoric of yoga terminology and gain a deep biblical understanding of yoga’s roots, sign language, and agenda.
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Judy White's personal deliverance out of the New Age movement was the catalyst to her book, The Heart of Yoga Revelaed. As a spirit-filled evengelical Christian, she has addressed several venues including conferences, association meetings, and media interviews. She was privileged to be a guest on a PBS program aired in San Antonio, Texas while serving as chapter president of Aglow International.
The purpose of her book is to make the truth available to as many Christians as possible which includes pastors and churches, ministries and associations, hospital and school administrators and generally wherever yoga is taught or promoted.