Thank you for sharing your story and concern about New Age/Eastern philosophies and practices. I agree completely that as Christians we need to approach everything with caution. The enemy would love for nothing more than for us to take our eyes off of Jesus and His truth, and follow after other gods and false teachings that lead us astray. These practices are a door to the occult as well and can become a slippery and dangerous slope. False doctrines, prophets and Christs abound and we must be very discerning in these last days.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:24