DEITY'S AND DEMONIC AFFLICTIONS
Hypnosis and yoga are a couple of mystical practices which have basically gone mainstream in America today. Just because a spiritual practice goes mainstream however, doesn't mean that it is safe and beneficial.
Many spiritual teachings and practices are dangerous to the soul. This calls for daily discernment and constant vigilance on the part of every Christian. Altered states of consciousness and other mystical practices open doors in the spiritual realm. Once a door is opened, a person becomes vulnerable to any spirits which come through that door. For example, a seance opens a door.
So do animal sacrifices....and all voodoo rituals as well.
Astrology is another spiritual exercise which opens a door.
Hypnosis is basic to the Eastern religions. Prominent hypnotists have estimated that there are probably over 100 different stages of hypnotic trance. Christians should never allow themselves to be put in a trance....regardless of who is leading you into that mental state of relaxation. No matter what obstacles we face, God will help us if we rely upon Him rather than magical or mystical experiences.
Yoga is rooted in the occult. Most people are deceived into thinking that yoga is just a sequence of exercises that promote health, relaxation and wellbeing. Far from it, it is deity worship and an open door for demonic attacks on people that practise them. Every pose in yoga is a worship position to a Hindu deity