One of the most debated posts on our yoga forum this past month has been regarding the discussion of cults in yoga. Are there specific types of yoga that are more cult than healthy means of improving one’s life? What even makes a group a cult rather than people who simply believe something most others do not? The original poster believed the following may be yoga cults:
Brahma Kumaris (Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University / Raja Yoga)
Siddha Yoga (Muktananda / Gurumayi Chidvilasananda)
Self Realization Fellowship (Paramahansa Yogananda)
Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy
Transcendental Meditation (based on Raja Yoga)
Elan Vital (Divine Light Mission)
What’s your opinion? Why not share it?