Salt Lake City (Utah, US) headquartered LDS, also known as Mormon Church, which claims to be a Christian denomination, is one of the fastest growing church.
Welcoming the Mormon interest in yoga, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, yoga was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. One could still practice one’s respective faith and do yoga. Yoga would rather help one in achieving one’s spiritual goals in whatever religion one believed in and made one spiritually healthier, Zed stressed.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that yoga, referred as “a living fossil” whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, was a mental and physical discipline handed down from one guru to next, for everybody to share and benefit from. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.Yoga was based on an eightfold path to direct the practitioner from awareness of the external world to a focus on the inner, Zed added.
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