In an episode of the Simpsons, funny conservative Christian character Ned Flanders learns about Buddhism, to which his immediate reply is, “My satan sense is tingling. Into the root cellar, boys!" It is with this kind of mentality that the exercise Praise Moves (praisemoves.com) was born.
Based upon the principle that yoga is un-Christian, founder Laurette Willis has taken basic yoga postures and changed the names and added Biblical verses where there were none before. Essentially, Laurette Willis has an issue with the Hindu origins of yoga, and has modified it to suit her and her community's needs. If only I could get a Christian-free Christmas, and still get presents.
Check out the Praise Moves pictures in the gallery, and maybe even the website if it interests you.
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‘Praise Moves' Alters Yoga to Fit Religious Beliefs
Published: Aug 12, 2009 • References: praisemoves