The Hindu’s teach that there are seven main “energy” centers found in the body and are called chakra’s. The word chakra is derived from Sanskrit, meaning “wheel”, or “circle of life”. Chakras are located along the spine and influence different nerve systems, organs and glands with their energy. They believe that the energy that becomes coiled in the base of the spine (root chakra) is called Kundalini. Their spiritual goal is to awaken and release the Kundalini in order to attain a greater “consciousness” or “enlightenment”. They believe through meditation, yoga, visualization, the energy can pass back up the spine until it reaches the top of the head (crown chakra), producing a mystical experience. This is what the Hindu’s teach and believe, as a Christian I believe this to be from the occult and what the Bible calls a doctrine of demons. 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons
When most people in the USA hear the word “yoga,” they understand it to be an exercise. They envision a person on a mat striking poses and practicing stretches to develop the body and relax the mind. But there is more to it than meets the eye. These poses and stretches embody more than physical exercise. Yoga has power to unleash the Kundalini spirit.