As the church refers to yoga ?
Religions, Spirituality / / August 12, 2017
- Basic knowledge of Orthodoxy
- Basic knowledge of other religions
- Yoga as a religion
- Yoga as a physical exercise
To understand the relationship between the church and yoga needat least to know what yoga is.As the largest concession in the country is Orthodox, you need knowledge of the basics of orthodoxy.Under the church we mean the major world religions.Our yoga space is treated primarily as a complex of physical exercises.
In the broad sense of the word yoga means a multifaceted teaching, whose main purpose is individual self-improvement, both in the physical and spiritual sense, knowledge of the world and man's place in it.Yoga is a separate line of Buddhism and Judaism.Orthodoxy - the direction of Christianity, based on the perpetration of Jesus Christ and Scripture - the Bible, recognizing the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Orthodoxy is one of the oldest and most traditional areas, particularly prevalent in the CIS and South-Eastern E
The reason is simple, because yoga is not based only on physical exercise, and means itself is also a spiritual basis (the teachings), meditation, renunciation of identity - an unconscious person management to achieve the highest spiritual state.Any church will not accept a different attitude to perfection, but the truth of faith which she professes.
The basis of yoga is meditation - training the will and consciousness, the awareness that you surpass yourself and the world around us.The Orthodox Church believes that a person has to be devoted to God and to be like it is (believe) rather than trying to be better than God.While some Orthodox theologians believe that the individual techniques and yoga techniques can be used as a "Christian" meditation training for certain prohibitions: abstaining from meat consumption in the post, other taboos.
One can not say how the church relates to yoga.Christianity as a whole: (Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Protestantism) is more inclined to the denial, believing yoga is primarily a religion.In principle, the same relation to yoga from the other world religions.Islam does not accept the principle of yoga, but again, not against individual exercise without departing from the scope of the Islamic faith.