In the midst of a pandemic, faith-based wellness programs have been grounding for some religious followers.

At first glance, the streaming fitness class looks like any other: blue yoga mats against a neutral background, with ambient music and candles to set the mood. Many such classes are available through SoulCore, a fitness platform where stretches correspond to the Apostles’ Creed, push-ups are completed to the Lord’s Prayer and challenging positions warrant a Hail Mary. Not just Christianity, the New York Times finds other religious practices making their own fusion subcultures.

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