Relaxing Into The Arms Of The Devil21 March 2010
I’m not sure why I haven’t come across this before. It came up in a conversation I had about the possibility of inviting a friend of mine, Knitdra, to hold yoga sessions at the offices of one of my clients.
Apparently, two years ago, the exorcist for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, declared that yoga for relaxation is deceptive – “an evil spirit tries to make his entry as unobtrusively as possible”. I haven’t seen any signs of the Devil in either Knitdra or other yoga enthusiasts of my acquaintance, but, Hell, what do I know?
The two things I found interesting about this man, Father Jeremy Davies, is 1) that he’s Oxford educated and 2) that he’s an exorcist. So a first-class education was wasted on him, then.
I’ve never really felt the urge to practise yoga but now that Father Davies has given it his seal of disapproval, it suddenly acquires a certain appeal.
I may give it a try – it sounds more fun that I imagined.