Yoga Scholarship

Too Much of a Stretch? Can or Should Christians Practice Yoga?

Too Much of a Stretch? Can or Should Christians Practice Yoga?

Way back in February, one of the founders of ChristiansPracticingYoga.com, Reverend Professor Kevin Flynn, offered a lecture about Christians practicing yoga in Ottawa, Ontario. His lecture was made available to the online public, and it is available for viewing today!

Lecture Description: Millions of people in Canada and the United States practise yoga these days. Many are Christians. While some practise yoga simply for perceived health benefits, many find it a helpful spiritual practice. Is yoga, in fact, a spiritual practice that Christians can legitimately undertake? What about the warnings against yoga that are heard from some churches, ranging from the Catholic Church to various evangelical denominations? Are Christians misappropriating the cultural or spiritual practices of Hinduism? The webinar will address these questions and try to situate contemporary Christian practice within the larger context of modern postural yoga.