After a conversation on another forum I was drawn to ask this question.
From my limited understanding of yoga, it deals with connecting to your inner essence and tapping into a universal oneness but it doesn't have a defined set of parameters or deities making it less of a complete religious system and more of a spiritual template that one builds upon regardless of their religious beliefs; or lack there of. The link below describes it more in the light in which I see it.
I know a lot of people on this site practice yoga so I would love to hear a few of you comment on this and I would love to know what religion you practice and how it coincides with Yoga principles and practices. I Yoga your complete spiritual system, is it completely separate or does it enhance what ever religious beliefs you hold?
I would have to agree. As long as you aren't hurting anybody or anything, I don't see how something as simple as a relaxing, self-awareness form of exercise could get in the way of religion. As a yogi, you aren't technically "worshipping" anything, at least not in the same way that the ten commandments would mean, "have no other idols." I think that yoga is like buddhism - both can be done along with other religions, because they are philosophies, not 'religions'. That's just my two cents. For the record, I'm an atheist, but I believe in reincarnation and spirituality. Basic law of science: "Matter can not be created nor destroyed." I think that plays into souls, as well.
Oh, well. I don't mean to offend anyone, and I'm sorry if I have any information wrong. Feel free to correct me or argue relentlessly. I love a good debate, and I'm interested in learning more about all of your beliefs and ideals.