religion

Do you have to believe in acupuncture?

A common question about acupuncture is “Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?”  The answer is, thankfully, no. Some people worry that, since acupuncture originated in Asia, or is touted as an ancient art, it’s rooted in mystical beliefs or somehow mysteriously manipulates your body. I respect those who question; curiosity and caution are valuable qualities to have! You can rest assured that acupuncture is not a belief system. What it … Read More

Is yoga a religion?

Simply put, the answer is NO. Individuals practicing yoga often come up against the question of whether yoga is a religion. It is an issue that has gained prominence as more and more yoga is taught in places like schools and churches. Yoga does descend from a religious tradition but it does not require adherence to a belief system, creed, obligations or rituals. Yogis practicing today come from all sorts of different religious backgrounds. Some have a … Read More