Yipes! Yoga and Harry Potter are evil! Just ask the Pope’s former chief exorcist. I never knew there was such an office. Too much time in the downward facing dog position will lead you into Shiva’s clutches:
“Practising yoga is Satanic, it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter,” he told a film festival in Umbria this week, where he was invited to introduce The Rite, a film about exorcism starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as a Jesuit priest.
“In Harry Potter the Devil acts in a crafty and covert manner, under the guise of extraordinary powers, magic spells and curses,” said the priest, who in 1986 was appointed the chief exorcist for the Diocese of Rome.
I think a little yoga would do this exorcist some good. A yoga teacher recently visited the library on Spa Day. She said she’s heard concerns from many people that practicing yoga will turn them into a Hindu.
People are strange.