I see another priest is being lambasted for warning the faithful against yoga, reiki and other such practices. As readers will know when I blogged on them there was interesting reactions from certain quarters, reactions which only confirmed what I said.
Totally unrelated in time to the item on the Irish priest, a new book on the topic has been published. Written by a De La Salle brother, Br Max Sculley, Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki: A Guide for Christians explores the topic in detail. Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Westminster, Fr Jeremy Davies has reviewed the book and also wrote an article in the Catholic Herald in recent weeks. It is well worth getting Br Max's book. I would recommend it in particular to those who have to deal with such issues on the frontline. The book can be ordered directly from the publishers.
A little care is required. My wife goes to yoga as she finds the physical exercises suit her. She is a faithful Catholic, and as far as I am aware the class is primarily related to exercise. However if the classes were being pushed as an alternative religion, there would be a problem.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comment. Read Fr Jeremy Davies's review. It is a system, not exercise - the spirituality is at the heart of all yoga.ReplyDelete
I take your point Father. Maybe some classes are pushing things further. But thankfully not in her class. In any event, she would not accept it.ReplyDelete