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Home News Yoga lead to compassion not to Satanic Possession: Celebrity Trainer Subodh Gupta

Yoga lead to compassion not to Satanic Possession: Celebrity Trainer Subodh Gupta

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Summary: According to celebrity yoga trainer Subodh Gupta regular practice of Hatha Yoga and meditation lead to love and compassion and not to the Satanic Possession as misclaimed by US Republican governor candidate E.W. Jackson.

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A Republican candidate for Virginia's lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson, a  Christian minister and lawyer has warned of what he sees the dangers of yoga.He has said that doing yoga may lead to being possessed by Satan.

EW Jackson, who has never held elected office, made the remarks in his 2008 book. The passage was highlighted earlier this week by conservative website which was profiling Mr Jackson.

He wrote: "When one hears the word meditation, ...The purpose of such meditation is to empty oneself ... [Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it.

Celebrity Trainer Subodh Gupta said "These comments reflects total ignorance on part of E.W.Jackson about yoga and meditation."

"Actually Hatha Yoga (which is popularly misunderstood as yoga in the west) are simply set of physical exercises which helps to release tension and lead towards love and compassion."

People fight each other all over the world because of tension and if tension and anger are released what is left is love and compassion not Satan.

 "The actual purpose of Hatha Yoga is to make body healthy so one can prepare to sit for meditation longer and make mind stronger. If mind is stonger it can't be overpowered by any impurities."

"Republican candidate E.W. Jackson  comments are completely out of ignorance because he has never tried Hatha Yoga before." 

Unfortunately similar comments were also made by Vatican's chief exorcist Father Gabriel Amorth -"When he said practising Yoga brings evil as does reading Harry Potter...They both deal with magic and that leads to evil." 

Subodh added "there is no evil or Satan outside but our own mind impurities inside which we need to overcome with stronger mind. Yoga and meditation can help you to achieve that and lead towards love and compassion."

Issued in the public interest by Obesity campaign UK.

Subodh Gupta is the author of numerous books such as weight loss book, “7 habits of skinny woman”.  


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He has been interviewed by various TV channels and his views and articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers such as Telegraph UK, Times UK, Marie Clare, The Economics Times, London Paper, etc. in India and the UK.



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