1. From yoga to Julia Roberts, Hinduism goes mainstream Read more: Anniston Star - From yoga to Julia Roberts Hinduism goes mainstream

    “From the practical — yoga, meditation, vegetarianism — to the more esoteric — belief in karma and reincarnation … core concepts of Hinduism are not only being embraced by Americans, but are slowly being assimilated into the American collective consciousness just as Judeo-Christian values were a generation before,” said Suhag Shukla, co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation.
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      Human Rights, Interfaith, Proselytization, Separation of Church & State, Terrorism, Yoga
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    1. Popular stars talking about Hinduism only helps.
      By Vandna Kashyap
    2. Hindu faith is known as sanatan faith.
    3. This means it is a universal faith for all human beings without considering any color, cast, faith and origin. Hindu faith tells me that we are brothers and sisters under the fatherhood of God — it can be any Krishna, Ram, Jesus, Mohammed or Buddha. "Let us all enjoy the heavenly earth." "India is in the limelight" While 76 percent of Americans continue to identify as Christian, the more than 2.2 million Hindu Americans — a fraction of the nearly 1 billion on Earth — are making their presence known, though largely under the religious radar. "From the practical — yoga, meditation, vegetarianism — to the more esoteric — belief in karma and reincarnation … core concepts of Hinduism are not only being embraced by Americans, but are slowly being assimilated into the American collective consciousness just as Judeo-Christian values were a generation before, said Vandna Kashyap.
      By Suhag A. Shukla
    4. Conflicts with Christianity In India, yoga was free, practiced in public parks and ashrams as part of the Hindu commitment to an austere life. It was led by yogis, holy men in loincloths who abstained from alcohol, prayed, meditated and chanted for hours a day. Today, more than 30 million Americans practice some form of yoga, an industry that generates an estimated $6 billion. Jill Timmons considers yoga a
      By Jill Timmons
    5. Yoga transcends creeds But most who teach and practice yoga believe its benefits transcend individual pronouncements of faith. "The practice of yoga is a philosophy or way of life, but not a religion, substitutes
      By Mariya Bullock
    6. Cheryl Moody has been practicing yoga for some 25 years, spending the last three years as an instructor at the Anniston YMCA. Most who come to learn from her are seeking not only to gain strength and flexibility but also a sense of community, which is fostered in yoga classes.
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