Vigilant While Doing Yoga, Urge Catholic Bishops


Thiruvananthapuram: Almost a week after the 5th celebration of the International Day of Yoga, Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has prompted a debate on yoga’s spiritual implications. Though it can be claimed that it’s far secular, Christians must be vigilant towards the truth that they ought to be no longer embracing any other faith (Hinduism in this case)

The same time as working towards meditation” cautioned the suggestions prepared by the Theology Commission of KCBC, six months past. It but indicates that yoga can be practiced for a calm and nonviolent life. Religious practices that do not accept the truth that Christ is the path to salvation aren’t acceptable to Christianity. It is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who sacrificed Himself on the Cross, who is the handiest course to salvation.

Reads the 27-page guiding principle. “Chanting prayers of other faiths and meditating on spiritual icons of different faiths using Christians at the same time as working towards yoga is undesirable and unacceptable,” reads the recommendations, which turned into made public every week in the past. It is a non-issue, stated Sr Infant Tresa, a Catholic nun who has been practicing yoga for 35 years. I started out practicing Yoga when I was 34 as I was affected.

Wheezing and again ache. In 1985, I met a yoga guru who got here to the organization I changed into studying. I instructed him about my fitness problems. He advised me to do yoga and taught me to do it. I started to sense higher after doing yoga. I also was given alleviation from each of the illnesses. I then determined to make yoga a part of my existence. Nobody suggested me against it,” said the sister who started Nirmala Teacher’s

Training Yoga Centre at Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district following her retirement from the kingdom fitness services. The nun’s college students numbered 5000, come from all walks of life. “There are medical doctors, priests, and nuns. I am taking instructions to students from Seminary as advised using a Bishop. If you take it faith-smart, there are Hindus, Muslims, and Christians, said Sr. Tresa who manages two centers that offer 5 publications on Yoga beneath Tamil Nadu Sports University at nearby towns Moovattupuzha and Thodupuzha.

According to Sr Tresa, possibly the best one in all her type to teach yoga, a person’s non secular perception has not anything to with the practice of Yoga. “I spent a month in Bangaluru to examine yoga. It became a Hindu Ashram. However, it did no longer affect my non-secular belief. Nothing can contact your belief as long as it’s miles deeper,” she said.