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India: priest's book promotes yoga

Catholic World News - November 06, 2012

An Indian Catholic priest has released a book encouraging yoga, insisting that yoga exercises are not in conflict with Christianity.

Father John Ferreira said that yoga is an effective antidote to the stress of modern life, and the world today “stands in dire need of India’s yogic knowledge.” Yoga exercises, he says, help the practitioner to plumb the “depths of one’s own rhythym of life, according to the goal set by the Creator.”

In a message read at the launch of Father Ferreira’s book, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, the president of the Indian bishops’ conference, said: “Through the prescribed postures and exercises one improves one's all round sense of well being and is able to enter into oneself so as to commune better with God."

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