Thursday, December 4, 2008

Is Yoga a Religion?

Are there any halachic concerns one should know about in practicing Yoga?

It seems that some Muslims in Malaysia have the same question. See here:

Indonesian Muslims Told to Hold off on Yoga

Of course, in this case, it seems that the issue cannot only be considered from a religious standpoint, but a political one as well. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

I would like to post some thoughts and opinions as per the Jewish view on practicing Yoga, but would like to hear your thoughts first.

Are you a religious Jew? Do you practice Yoga? Do you have any concerns about halachic issues involved in practicing Yoga? All of the above?

Post your thoughts, and lets explore.

1 comment:

  1. Is it ok as long as it doesn't include meditation?

    That's what I heard...

    This is an interesting subject; if it turns out to be ok, I may sign up for classes. I know a lot of people who do yoga and swear by it.