I can certainly understand what you mean about the commercialised yoga, and I agree.
However, the subjective concept of "rewarding" and "spiritual" effectively describes even the religious version of yoga. All in one's own head.
Of course it is. But the phrase “all in one’s head” covers more than religion or yoga; it literally describes everything, including this thread, and posters claiming that “science” has somehow disproved religion don’t get an exemption.
As a tool to explain how and why the world works, science comes to a halt where the subatomic world begins. In fact, it has been known for better part of a century that you can’t separate consciousness from the putative external world, so I’m puzzled why some (not you) atheists keep tossing about words like “science” and “objective reality” like they are supposed to mean or prove something in these debates.
I get that the popular narratives behind the world’s great religions lend themselves to ridicule on account archeological, geological, and even (Newtonian) physical shortcomings with respect to some of the “magic” reported. But while that happened, Quantum Mechanics has moved everything closer to the underlying theme of unity or oneness. (Some just have a different word for it, that’s all.)
My issue is minor--the tread title ought to read: “God [and atheism] cannot be proven by world science.” Nothing else can be expected since QM has shown not only that we distill everything via subjective experiences... we create them.
Agnostics rejoice; yours is a valid position. But understand why we are here: Atheists/relativists, lacking a moral pivot (with pershaps biblical bite), make for better citizen consumers and less of a nuisance for the One-world-Judeo-Corporate crowd. Too many here have been sucking at its teats and have known no other nourishment.