And then we learned our sun salutations were dancing us straight on the prana express to the hot blazeballs of hell. Thanks to 85-year-old Father Gabriel Amorth, the president of the International Association of Exorcists, who has warned us of fiery flames of eternal damnation in his claim that yoga and Harry Potter are “magic” and “the Devil’s work.” Those gd hipsters and imaginative little kids.
“You thing[sic] you are doing it for stretching your mind and body but it leads to Hinduism. All these oriental religions are based on the false belief of reincarnation.”
Phew! And here we were thinking there would be no yoga in hell. Even the Devil does it!*
But we’re not alone in our yoga perdition doomdom. Amorth goes on:
“People think it is an innocuous book for children but it’s about magic and that leads to evil. In Harry Potter the Devil is at work in a cunning and crafty way, he is using his extraordinary powers of magic and evil.”
For someone who’s performed more than 70,000 exorcisms in his 25 years as Vatican Chief Exorcist, Father Amorth must have surely seen his share of spinal twists and backbends – if only we had that kind of flexibility! And for certain that dastardly Harry Potter-esque wizardry – beware the possessed Quidditch playing 8-year-olds!
But, we apologize to his sir Pope-y pants, because we’re going to keep our yoga, keep finding our bliss on our mats, so that we may continue to keep creating our own heaven on Earth. If that’s evil, well then hotdammit we’re going to have one hell of a yoga party with all of our devil down dogging friends while we can. Celebriyogi Emma “Hermione” Watson is totally invited.
*Stay tuned for the YD original movie ‘The Devil Wears Yoga Pants’.
[via Daily Mail]