Christian culture has a big problem with yoga. To them it’s a gate to the fires of hell. Its roots in pagan Eastern religions are the main problem. Even though Easter and Christmas are pagan festivals that Christianity incorporated as worship traditions, Christian culture is convinced that yoga is a trap to lure you into Satan’s jaws. Where there could be room for God in the gaps, they tend to assign those gaps to the demonic. You know, just to be safe.
This sermon sums up the evangelical take on yoga. And I quote: “If you sign up for a little yoga class, you’re signing up for a little demon class. That’s what you’re doing. Satan doesn’t care if you stretch as long as you go to hell.” Well that oughta cut down on evangelicals stretching, lest they hurtle down the slippery slope into eternal damnation. Maybe you’d better not do Pilates either, just to be sure.