We cannot be ignorant of Satan's schemes. We are not to participate with the darkness of this world, but we still live in it and Satan can definitely still deceive us. Especially those that do not educate themselves of his deceptions.
The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 2:11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
As Paul says he is not ignorant of these devices we too must not be ignorant!
2 Corinthians 11-3-4
[AMP] But I am afraid that, even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted and led away from the simplicity of [your sincere and] pure devotion to Christ. 4 For [you seem willing to allow it] if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted. You tolerate all this beautifully [welcoming the deception].
Paul was afraid that the Corinthians would easily be swept away from the simple message of the gospel. Today nothing has changed. Our minds still get corrupted by Satan's schemes.
One of schemes I see is thinking we can label yoga by putting holy in front of it, and it should be acceptable for Christians. Holy yoga may just be stretching, but I say then call it that. When we take the name of an eastern religious pagan worship of other gods and try to add Christianity to it we get in trouble. We open our own door to the scheme when we try to partake of the darkness.
Recently there has been a growing interest within the medical community to add yoga and other eastern religious practices to their regimens of therapy. In yoga there is what they call a yogic awakening. At the base of the spine is what they call kundalini. Kundalini means coiled snake. As this snake awakens and ascends up the spine to the different chakras, chakras are supposedly energy centers, they each bring a different release of a particular energy. These are openings for life energy to flow into and out of. They are to bring us to self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, emotional and mental well-being.
There should be many red flags for Christians just in what I have written in this short description above. But sadly many Christians are bringing yoga into their homes, workplaces and churches, and even taking their children so they can participate.
We will talk more tomorrow about kundalini.
Do not be deceived!