The new “Breathe with Me” meditation Barbie has been criticized by a Christian influencer who says the toy is forcing children into yoga-related satanic practices.
Made by Mattel and retailing for $24.99, the package shows Barbie in a seated yoga pose with legs crossed and palms facing up. Encourage children to press the button on the doll’s crescent necklace and listen to the sounds of the Five Guided Meditations. This product is designed for children 3 years and older.
According to Mattel: “This meditation-themed doll celebrates one of her favorite ways to recharge with light and sound—mindfulness meditation. The set includes a Barbie, a puppy, and four cloud emojis. Symbols. Children simply press a button on the Barbie necklace to activate one of five guided meditation exercises that use light and sound effects to inspire their own practice.
“Her puppy helps her visualize – inserts a cloud emoji into its head to represent a meditative thought bubble, then switches it to a new meditative inspiration. Puppy helps Barbie focus through visualization : Put one of the four cloud emojis – Love Rainbow, Sad Rain, Happy Sunshine or Grumpy Red – on its head to express emotion; replace them with new feelings.”
Yasmeen Suri, Christian speaker and book author, beautiful deception and False Gods Reference Guide, warned parents on Facebook earlier this month that, under the guise of self-care, yoga’s approach is an invitation to the unforgiving spiritual realm. Suri stumbled across the product while shopping at Target and shared a photo of the doll she saw on the shelf.
“Satan always shows up innocent. He never comes with a trumpet and a pitchfork. This Barbie has five guided meditations. Remember, yoga Yes Hinduism,” Suri wrote in a May 3 Facebook post. “You can’t separate posture from religion. Each pose is designed to summon a Hindu deity from the spiritual realm. I have seen children possessed by demons. ”
Guided meditation is also problematic for a variety of reasons, Suri said.
“This Barbie also teaches you to breathe deeply (pranayama). Her pets are involved too. Satan is after the children. He wants to use them and instill them for his glory. Then, when he is done, he will destroy them ,” she declared.
“As your children grow up, they become rebellious, depressed, and many of them commit suicide,” Suri added. “As a parent, you don’t understand what’s going on.”
Suri, who is from India, where Hinduism is the main religion, added: “God forbids all [false religions]She advises parents to “take away all toys and clean out all demonic attachments in your child’s room. Deuteronomy 18:10-12.”
As of Friday afternoon, Suri’s Facebook post had accumulated more than 70,000 replies and nearly 50,000 comments.
According to her website, Suri has personal experience in the spiritual realm because after her conversion, “she was freed from many New Age beliefs and false religious teachings” that she grew up in India and believed in as a child. Suri lives in the United States and her testimony appeared on the Christian TV show “Club 700.”
Yoga is discouraged in many Christian circles due to its spiritual origins.
“There are people who profess to be Christians who have no problem with the teachings behind yoga, and some who do. That’s who I am,” Suri told Newsweek. “I do believe that when we open up to mystical-based practices, there is a danger of demonic activity.”
Jenny Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Post. Contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org She is also the author of this book, What is wrong with me?How to defeat your invisible enemy Follow her on Twitter: @jlawcp Facebook: Jenny Music