Indonesian Muslim Clerics have issued a fatwa against Muslims engaging in any form of yoga. It appears that even a simple lotus position is excellent for flexibility but remains soul-sucking exercise for the faithful.
The Fatwas was issued before the start of an eight-day yoga festival on Bali. The Indonesian Council of Ulemas cite any form of yoga that it views as based on Hindu religious rituals such as chanting mantras. However, it leaves open the possibility that certain forms of yoga might be done for physical benefits that leave one’s soul intact.
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