I am saying you will become Hindu(not Indian) by practicing Yoga. You will begin to validate for yourself all the truths of Hinduism. This is why orthodox Christians find it hard to reconcile Christianity with Yoga or orthodox Muslims find it hard to reconcile Islam with Yoga. They are not stupid, they know exactly the philosophy Yoga is based on is fundamentally against their religion.
I think it is a brilliant by way. Maybe Yoga not Hinduism is the deception the world needs to be converted into Hinduism That would be great for this world.
I think people are deluding themselves when they try to claim Yoga is not Hinduism. Go to any Hindu guru(the Hindu equivalent of a pastor or a imam) they teach Yoga.
What does Yoga mean? It means the union and full integration of the individual self with the universal self. It is about self-realization. The most fundamental doctrine of Hinduism.
Some questions and answers
Q. Where does Yoga first appear in known history?
A. The earliest evidence of Yoga is in the Indus valley that practiced the religion of Hinduism. It is found on the Prajapati seal.
Q. Where does the word Yoga first appear?
A. It appears in the Upanishads(Hindu sciptures) which are written in Sanskrit the sacred language of Hinduism.
Q. Where is Yoga first ever described?
A. It is described in the Vedas which are the most sacred of all Hindu scriptures.
Q. What philosophy is the practice of Yoga based on?
A. It is based on Samkhya philosophy,the oldest of all Hindu philosophies. This philosophy provides all the theoretical framework of Yoga and defines the aim of Yoga as liberating the self from the illusion of the world. This also includes karma and reincarnation.
Q. What are the most authoritative works of Yoga?
A. The Yogasutras, the Bhagvad Gita, Yoga Upaniahds, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Sutras, Bhirava Tantra. All Hindu scriptures
Q. What is the theory the physical techniques of Yoga are based on?
A. The theory is based on regulating the pranic body in order that the kundalini or potential energy at the base of the spine can rise up the sushmana nadi and activate all the chakras and merge with the crown chakra and bring about cosmic consciousness(unity with Brahman/Shiva) All Hindu concepts.
Q. What is the theory the mental techniques of Yoga are based on?
A. The theory is based on completely halting the guna activity at the substratum thereby all vritti activity is stopped and one realises themselves as cosmic consciousness. All Hindu concepts.
It is blatantly obvious Yoga is Hinduism. It is not just a property of Hindusim. It is through and through Hinduism.