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Chakras & Occult: Yoga

18 Apr

This post is part of a series covering practices related to chakras and the occult. Our ministry offers Christian truth and information on worldly practices that isn’t offered elsewhere. If you’d like to read the other installments of this series, check out my articles on 1) empaths and 2) reiki.

As I touched on in my last article, more and more Eastern practices are gaining popularity in America as East blends with West. This is a subject to go more in-depth on another time, but it’s clear that Satan’s strategy for America has been to implement false religion and then — as the people got bored with his brand of counterfeit Christianity — replace it with Eastern mysticism and religions in its stead. Once he’s done using up one tactic, he tosses it away and plugs in his next plan of attack to keep his spiritual assault rolling.

Yoga is a practice we are seeing gain steam nationwide. Go to a gym that holds group exercises and you’re likely to see a yoga class offered there. I grew up near Philadelphia, PA and the art museum there holds weekly yoga classes. There are thousands of dedicated yoga studios worldwide. There’s even scientific studies showing that yoga has health benefits which is a driving reason for its popularity.

This touches on 2 points that I’ve seen Satan implement with his approach to spiritual deception. 1) He is implementing his practices to be socially accepted and easily accessible and 2) a focus on the physical aspects of his deception because of the ignorance to the spiritual implications of these matters.

Yoga: Where did it start?

One of the teachings here at the Spiritual Warfare Library of Pam Sheppard Ministries is that if you want to know the validity of something, you must look at its root. The root of something is the beginning of it, its origin. The approach to analyzing things in this manner was demonstrated by the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth in Matthew where He taught that good trees bear good fruit but corrupt trees bear evil fruit.

So what’s the root of Yoga?

An interesting fact about Yoga is that it was birthed and developed in ancient times before Christ descended to earth. This means that Satan was at work creating false ideas, religions and practices long before the Son of God began His ministry to teach the people the truth of salvation in Him.

Yoga was developed across different civilizations and cultures over 5000 years ago with its earliest record having been recorded by the Indus-Sarasvati in Northern India (1). Originally an oral tradition, its practices would bleed into other cultures by means of Hindu texts called the Vedas. Veda means “knowledge” and were intended to be sacred texts that served as the foundation of the Hindu beliefs. (2)

Yoga in ancient times tended to have 2 purposes. 1) Worship to false gods and/or 2) Getting body, mind and soul to “align.” From there, it was passed down to the modern day where yoga has been divorced from having an inherent tie with religion and instead presented as a healthy practice.

Spiritual Implications of Yoga

Let us examine what the above information means for yoga from a spiritual perspective. In the spirit realm, demons and fallen angels are acting constantly to bring about the downfall of man. One of the main ways this is done is thru false religion, beliefs and practices that by acting on them draws demons and fallen angels to the person.

By partaking in any false practice that was birthed in a false religion or other lie, you are inviting said demons to hold ground over your life. “Holding ground” means to have legal rights to that person; they are inviting evil spirits to have influence on their life and soul thru their actions. Yoga is especially foul from a spiritual perspective because it is interlinked with the worship of false gods.

So what did Satan do? He implemented the poses as a standalone exercise and pushed them out to the gyms, fitness centers and studios nationwide. Tens of millions of Americans practice yoga, who can say how many tens or even hundreds of millions are practicing it worldwide?

By presenting it as a harmless exercise that is good for one’s health, Satan’s plan is to gain ground over millions of lives who are drawing evil spirits to them unknowingly.

Furthermore, yoga is intended to activate “life force energy” inside one’s body. This means that yoga is used and developed to “align” and “balance” one’s chakras. Our chakras are to be closed and left alone, not interacted and toyed with. Yoga can intermingle with meditation wherein the participant is entering an altered state of consciousness that can and will attract demonic influence in their life without them knowing.

The Antidote

The main reason I see people bring up to justify their practicing of yoga is supposed health benefits. Reasons I’ve seen include relieving stress, increasing strength, developing focus, etc. The thing is, all of these benefits can be achieved thru physical activities that don’t draw and invite demons to oneself. If one wants to develop strength, they can lift weights. If they want improved heart health and cardio, they can run or swim, so on and so forth.

People will come with their studies and research done on it, saying, “look, here are the proven health benefits of this practice.” They are focusing only on the physical realm and the flesh. Do you think that Satan won’t give you improved physical and health benefits if it means he holds more control of your spirit and soul?

We are only here for a short time. Put your mind on what must be done to tear away the legal rights and control that the enemy has assailed you with so you can be prepared for salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Have you been a partaker of practices related to one’s chakras such as reiki, energy healing, yoga and so forth? Have you found yourself in bondage due to practicing things of this nature thinking it was innocent and are now in torment? Give PSM a call at 888-818-1117 or email deliverancecounseling@yahoo.com.

Sources: 1) https://www.hindustantimes.com/gurgaon/rediscovering-the-ancient-practice-of-yoga-for-the-future-generations/story-o0PncwghclDQToys0tkcCN.html
2) https://www.worldhistory.org/The_Vedas/