Dr. Stephen Phillips, Sanskrit professor at the University of Texas, explains the metaphysics behind kundalini yoga & meditation in this additional content from the indie documentary, “The Kingdom Within”.
The film began as a response to a couple of evangelical Christian pastors referring to yoga as “demonic” and “against Christianity.” While not all Christians have these sentiments, there are many Christians that are conflicted about their yoga practice. The central premise of this film is based on a yogic interpretation of a famous Bible verse: that the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be observed, for it is within you (Luke 17:21). This film is a compilation of interviews from yogis, Christians, and scholars comparing these ancient spiritual systems, and why or why not they might have a compatible application.
Watch the whole film here: