I had a student approach me recently and say, "I am a christian and my faith doesn't permit me to do yoga, so when you do yoga would it be alright if I don't participate?" I replied, "I didn't do any yoga." She says, "you know, the day we did the breathing stuff, it just made me uncomfortable" I said "Do you not usually breathe??"
What do you do with that??? Do Christians not breathe???
Fear is an amazingly powerful thing and what a brilliant way to harness people.