23 June 2013 - QA 23

If somebody feels that if yoga, meditation and pranayama are non-secular, do you have any advice for them?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

People who think that yoga, meditation and pranayama are non-secular have not tried it and have a prejudice. An exercise or a technique is for everybody, it works on everyone. It helps to calm one’s mind and be more creative. So people should first try it and then they will find that it is so secular and so universal.

Yoga does not contradict anyone’s religion or their belief system at all. This misconception can easily be removed just by doing it once.