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Meditation and exercises from pagan sources
Hello. I was wondering how a non-Jew should approach things such as Tai Chi and/or Yoga (or other "Eastern" forms of exercise/meditation). My question relates mostly to the meditative part of it. Is this permitted for non-Jews? So far, I've just been watching videos. I didn't have any plans to actually seek out a "master" or anything like that.

I've searched online for views on this and most seem to agree that it is not permitted for Jewish folks. However, is this forbidden to a non-Jew? So far, I haven't really heard any mention of other gods or anything that would raise a red flag. But even so, my intent is to lose weight and to relieve stress.

If it is forbidden, is there any other permissible form of these programs you can recommend?

Shanah Tova!


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Eastern Meditation & Exercise - by Ben_Noach_AZ - 09-13-2010, 05:58 AM
RE: Eastern Meditation & Exercise - by rabbiyitz - 09-13-2010, 03:23 PM

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