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Yoga for Children is Exploding Across North America

Need to research about Yoga and whether Christians have any business practicing this Hindu-based practice? Here is a great place to start studying up, from the folks over at the Lighthouse Trails blog:

Yoga for children is exploding! Children are being introduced to it everywhere you turn. All you have to do is check out the news, and you can’t miss it, such as this article, “Yoga for Kids Trend Sweeping Northcentral Wisconsin,” where the article admits that “yoga for kids” is sweeping not just Wisconsin but the entire nation. And it is sweeping Canada too. Below are a few of the countless sightings of yoga for children in the news lately. Why do we show you this? Because it is important to see that mysticism is going to be a very “normal” part of life for the upcoming generations of young adults. And the implications of this will be staggering to an already out of control world.

CANADA

Edmonton, AB: The Family That Cobras Together

Victoria, BC:Yoga for Kids and Families

Winnipeg, MB: Prairie Roots Yoga for Kids and the Whole Family!

Saskatoon, SK: Yoga for Kids 6-8 Years Old

Ontario: Rainbow Kids Yoga

USA

Camarillo, California: Youngsters, moms share benefits from yoga

New Jersey: Yoga offered for developmentally disabled students

Nationwide: National Yoga-Recess-Day Brings Mind/Body Fitness to Children

Cincinnati, OH: OMYA Studio incorporates music into yoga classes for kids, adults

Reading, PA: YogiDance program teaches youngsters ages 3 to 12 that exercise can be fun

Philiadelphia, PA: Preschoolers, the youngest yogis

Oceanside, CA: Yoga for Kids and Parents Event

Nationwide: Yoga for kids: How to get your Zen on with your whole family

Nationwide (by Disney): Toddler Yoga: YES

Juneau, AK: Various “Yoga for Kids” events

Boston, MA: Yoga for Babies

Cleveland, OH: New club helps students unwind

Coon Rapids, MN: Hundreds from community learn value of living well

San Antonio, TX: Yoga for children classes

Orleans, MA: Yoga part of Orleans Elementary’s healthy living focus

Portland, OR: Yoga for kids and families: Options are increasing in Portland area

Kirkland, WA: Yoga for kids

Boulder, CO: Yoga for Kids and Teens

Oakland County, MI: Happy Yoga Classes for Children

Virginia Beach, VA: Yoga Classes for kids

To understand the significance of this exposion in meditation, read Warren B. Smith’s book, False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Also read Mike Oppenheimer’s article: “Christian Yoga, A Great Compromise.”

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5 Responses to “Yoga for Children is Exploding Across North America”

  1. Mr Davis #

    Good luck undoing this in the schools systems, every one knows meditation is calming. Isn't that what we want calm children.

    If you don't want calm children who are compliant, then it is rebellion you desire. The USA is now hunting for rebels, traitors or anyone else they deem is a threat to national/ global peace, those that are non compliant. The president can order those who are deemed so, killed. No trial is nessessary, no proof, nothing. I do not need to remind anyone here which side of the fence a Christ follower falls in here.

    May we who name Christ and follow Him, understand our fight is not against man, but against the Prince and Powers of the Air, that now works in the hearts and minds of the children of disobedience amoung whom we also once walked even as they. So there is a reason we are to love our enemies, to bless those who persecute you and say all manner of evil against you. They need salvation through faith in Christ Jesus, they need repentance and both of these are a gift from the Most High. Therefore interceed on their behalf to God Almighty maker of the Heavens and Earth and all that is in them. May our hearts break for those who set themselves against the Most High God, Lord of Heaven and Earth.

    The time is coming when the sufferings Paul endured for the sake of the Gospel will be ours as well. For only in suffering for righteousness sake is the God of all comfort revealed.

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

    For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life : But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

    2 Corinthians 1:5-10

    February 5, 2013 at 1:49 AM Reply
  2. Marie #

    I want to warn anyone who will read and understand. Yes, the spiritual war is very real and the soul of every man, woman and child is at stake. Ephesians 6:10-18 are a few of the Scriptures that convey this truth to us and also tells us the good news of how to guard against this spiritual warfare through the Gospel.

    This is my testimony and it is the truth. Yes, yoga is growing in our growing by volumes and is accepted as norma. My children's health teacher in the public school system promotes yoga, our social sciences in the public school system promote yoga and other Hindu teachings dealing with dharma and karma, but what I find unbelievable is the fact that yoga classes are now offered in the church, buildings as well as the assembly, for anyone in the community to attend. There is a yoga instructor attending one charismatic church who has not been rebuked or corrected by their church leadership, so she as well as the antichristian practice is accepted by unbelievers as well as those who profess to follow Jesus Christ. Astounding!

    Many years ago I attended a church service at a local charismatic church. The traveling pastor invited to preach held to the "slain in the spirit" and "personal words of knowledge from the holy spirit (I will not capitalize what is demonic out of respect for God, the Holy Spirit). I did not know at the time that he was a divorced man at that time, married to his second wife….

    I Timothy 3:1-7 Church Leadership Qualifications before the LORD….."This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach: not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous: one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all revernce, (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover, he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil."
    Please continue reading below of an extra Biblical experience that happened to me.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:05 AM Reply
  3. Marie #

    I am still suffering the pain and hurt from a form of soft persecution from church people who believe in these false encounters are from god (I will not capitalize God here as these experiences of which I am about to share are not from our Father in Heaven).

    The praise band that particular evening began playing upbeat, lively rock band type of what some refer to as "praise songs." After about a half an hour of rock like music, they shifted into a more somber, slower tempo with stanzas or phrases repeated over and over and over and over. My neighbor refers to this as "7-11" music as the same seven words are repeated 11 times….in a humorous way, she is very close to being right. This repetitive music relaxed all of us and we thought we were entering into the presence of God with the Holy Spirit beginning to make His move. Then this supposed minister, this "man of God" called all who wanted to receive a "word of knowledge" or a "touch from the holy spirit" to come and line up in the front of the church building. I bolted out of the pew and swiftly walked up to the front because I longed to have a deeper relationship with God….my husband reluctantly followed me and took his place beside me. I noticed a few other men getting up out of the wooden pews, but they did not stand in our line, they stood behind us and have come to be known as "the catchers." While this preacher was speaking to a few of the men at the other end of the line, a woman approached and stood directly in front of me and our eyes met. She did not say one word to me, but lifter her hand and formed it into a fist, gently touching me on my forehead, right between my eyes. I immediately collapsed onto the floor and began to laugh hysterially. I laughed and laughed and laughed, noticing a sharp pain growing in the lower left area of my abdoman, but I kept laughing and couldn't stop by my own power. While laughing, I saw a vision; a kalidescope of colors swirling around in a cirular motion; it was absolutely stunning!
    And after some time I heard an audible voice in my mind distinctly say "I love you."
    I do not know how long I was laughing or for how long the colorful lights swirled before me; it seemed like I was experiencing some outside of time. Finally, my laughing slowly tapered away and I wanted to get up off of the cold, hardwood floor, but I could not get up, I just laid there. It felt like a force holding me down pinning me to the floor and then suddenly it was gone and I began to get up on my own. My husband came over to me and said, sternly, "We are getting out of here…NOW!"

    I was furious with him, to say the least. Because I believed that I had encountered god in his glorious wonders and had felt the greatest sense of peace that I have ever experienced in my life, I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE, I WANTED MORE OF god. In the car on our way home, my husband shared his experience with me that caused alittle doubt to form in my mind. He said that so-called pastor came up to him, speaking unknown tongues (it was really a babbling jibberish type of speech that was not a known language by man, so it was not interpretable) and proceeded to gently push him on his chest, similar to the gentle touch by that woman on my forehead.
    My husband said he did not feel compelled to collapse onto the floor, so the preacher began to push his chest harder and harder to get his to collapse. Finally, my husband said that his pushing began to hurt his chest so he collapsed just to get that man to stop hurting him…..those catchers "caught" him so he didn't hit the floor so hard as to injure himself in that way. So my caring husband told me, that he knew this was not a "move from God" but was totally a move orchestrated by a man and he wanted to get me out of there to protect me. I was still frustrated with my husband for quite some time afterwards because I wanted to believe my experience was from God; it had to be because all of this took place in a church……right?

    Some time later, I explained what happened to me to a couple of pentecostal women and they were so excited for me because they said that I had experienced a "slain in the spirit" as one called it, and the other called it "drunk in the spirit." They praised what had happened to me as finding favor with god, which fed my spiritual pride….I was now one of them….a member of the spiritual elite and now able to relate to them on hyper spiritual terms. I was no longer one of those common people that claimed to know Jesus through reading my Bible……I was now one of those "spiritual" people who knew god through experiencing him.

    I was deceived for many years…..but deep within my soul there was still a tugging; that small voice telling me that "SOMETHING WAS NOT QUITE RIGHT HERE."
    So I began on a journey, searching our Holy Scriptures for the verses that described my experience, because after all, surely the Apostles in the New Covenent would have experienced this as they were taught by Jesus Christ Himself. What I soon discovered, was that there was no documentation on believers being "slain in the spirit" or "drunk in the spirit" as a move of God, our Father. In fact, my Bible speaks clearly on issues pertaining to chaos, disorderly conduct, and drunkenness, spiritual or otherwise.

    So I sought out other materials to validate my experience and read their research and in some cases, their testimonies. "The Other Side of the River" by Mr. Kevin Reeves, "The Light That Was Dark" by Mr. Warren Smith, "Out of India" by Ms. Caryl Matrisciana, "Castles in the Sand" by Ms. Carolyn A. Greene, "The Beautiful Side of Evil" by Ms. Johanna Michaelsen, and "Yoga and the Body of Christ" by Mr. Dave Hunt proved to be valuable tools in helping me unlock that toolchest of doubt in my life. I was being exhalted by these pentecostal/charismatic women on one side of the spectrum, and yet my mind was screaming "This is not right" on the other side of the sprectrum. Since the Word of God did not validate my experience, I turned to the writings of men and women, only to discover that my experience was real…..very real, BUT, IT WAS NOT FROM GOD, BUT FROM THE DEVIL AND HIS MINIONS.

    Some time later, after letting all of this information process, I began to research this phenomenon more and more….later purchasing "Yoga, Uncoiled from East to West" by Caryl Productions….of which I believe needs to be shown in every church building in this country to warn innocent believers who do not understand what yoga is about.

    What I discovered, was that my experience fell in direct alignment with what is called in Hindu, a "kundalini" experience. This is where the mind and body come into alignment with a "higher power" or a "force" in which a person is "one" with one of their millions of gods. I learned that in yoga, the exercise positions or asanas as they are called, for example, "the dog pose" or the "cobra pose" or the "sun pose" are used as bodily forms of WORSHIP to the Hindu gods. Sometimes, meditiation in practiced to calm the mind and empty oneself of all thought so as to relax the mind, body and soul. The purpose of yoga in the Hindu religion is to prepare one's soul for eternal death. The purpose of the Word of God is to prepare one's soul for Eternal Life with JESUS CHRIST as KING.

    The Christian life and the practice of yoga are the exact opposite in their belief systems. God has shown me the truth through His Word, and God, the Holy Spririt, has empowered His believers to warn people like me that did not know any better. I used to believe that if something takes place in church, well then, it must be from God. Quite the contrary, just about everything that takes place in the churches of America are not of God, but of man and his fallen system.

    Currently, I am not popular with our local pentecostal/charismatics as they are still deceived. One woman told me that she has been a Christian longer than I have, and references Acts 2:1-13 as validation of slain or drunk in the spirit experiences. She has caused great pain in my life. She has also warned me of being "careful" with what materials I read or the ministries that I listen too via the internet. I believe this is wise counsel, but a stange thing happened….one of the women in her weekly Bible study said they were faithfully watching the "Todd Bentley Rival" via You Tube on the internet and the might move of god taking place down there……I guess she was not putting into practice what she was preaching to me. Being in a leadership position does not give one cause to abuse those are viewed as lesser in the faith.

    Many Christian women who practice yoga in their church buildings or otherwise have become the loudest mouthpieces for promoting this demonic practice. I am grieved in my heart and have spoken out against this, gently in love. I have been laughed at, mocked, and they have used their powerful tongues to lie and slander my name, all to protect their yoga. I have come to the conlusion, that most of our churches no longer follow the Jesus of the Bible and heed His Words for there is no fear of Him any longer, not like we had growing up. And from the suffering that I have experienced from these charismatics and pentecostals, I have come to believe that for the most part, they are following after the lusts of their own imaginations reducing our Father in Heaven, who is more Holy than we could ever know, to just another one of us…..wretched sinners worshipping the wonders of ourselves and our own experiences.

    May God continue to have mercy and grace upon all of us, for we are desperately in need. And to anyone who reads this….PLEASE….pray about this and allow God, the Holy Spirit to teach you the truth. And when you come to that place….PLEASE….get out of those religious systems that promote this demonic phenomenon for your the destination of your very soul depends on it. Read the Word of God; and pray and meditate upon it for Jesus is the only way to eternal life.

    Thank-you for allowing me to share this…it is taking me a long time to heal from these women who profess to know Jesus.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:37 AM Reply
  4. Marie #

    And I would like to ask all who know Jesus and love His Word, "Will you please pray for healing and peace for me…..one that only comes from our Father in Heaven?"

    Thank-you from my heart.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:40 AM Reply
  5. Jane #

    Thanks for the Article.

    November 5, 2014 at 11:43 PM Reply

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