Is Yoga Religious? ⛪️🕌🕍⛩ || Although yoga has historical roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Tantra, it is a non-denominational and non-religious practice. One of the multiple perks of Yoga practice is that you can get all the benefits without having to change your own religious beliefs. Each instructor and student will have their own approach to spirituality, but the idea is to promote and support each person’s journey - both in the physical and meditative aspects.
Whether you call it God, Goddess, your inner God, the Creator, your intuition, whatever you believe in (or not): it shouldn’t stop or block your spiritual growth.
Yoga offers many health benefits, particularly when combined with meditation and controlled breathing (pranayama). The spiritual or meditative aspects of various yoga styles do not have to be in conflict with an agnostic, atheist, humanist or otherwise secular lifestyle. But deciding to practice yoga is ultimately a personal choice.
What’s your approach about this? I’m interested to know!
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