Deep practice of Yoga science and philosophy is very supportive to understanding and practicing religions.
yes yoga can be quite beneficial. If your body feels good it helps your mind to be at ease as well
All those things help us to understand that religion is not only unneccesary - it is harmful to the health of most of the worlds populations .
Body is just the most respected valuable instrument through which knowledge is to be revealed! And yoga respects the body but not beyond knowledge.
Yes.. religion is harmful if not properly understood and practiced.. just like nuclear theory.
"The word yoga is derived from the root yuj, which means to unite or to join together. The practice of yoga may lead to the union of the human with the divine - all within the self."
This was taken from a site I found when I googled "yoga--meaning in Sanskrit". The site is called Hindu Wisdom.
Yoga is essentially a religious practise in that the 'union' one is trying to attain is that of a connection and harmony between the spiritual, physical and psychological aspects of one's being. If you are doing yoga properly you are engaging these three aspects of yourself. Powerful stuff.
Yoga essentially is a religious practise.
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