Posts tagged ‘spiritual work’

October 16, 2013

Yoga and God?

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Is it ok for Christians to practice yoga?

I’m not sure where these misunderstandings start. Did someone want out of a yoga class? Did someone vocalize a fear and falsely accuse? Too often I am asked why I practice yoga if I am a Christian. Huh?

yoga-picture-6Yoga is therapeutic. Yoga is challenging. Yoga is beneficial to the body. It is not a religion. Yoga is a spiritual discipline, much like fasting, meditation and prayer. You will find these practices in many religions, yet none of them make a religion.

Yoga does have the ability to enhance our personal beliefs and faith in the religion of our choice. I do start and end my practice with prayer, and God is a part of my practice. How about you? What personal touches do you put on your yoga practice? Yoga’s powerful ability to blend and strengthen the body, mind, and spirit can contribute to a person’s overall well being. So, Yogis everywhere, unite despite your religious preference, and open your mind and spirit to whatever is awaiting you at the mat.

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Feel free to explore yoga and other energy work as part of your quest for healthier living. It’s amazing how possible it is for us to heal ourselves, if we just put our mind to it.  –Lacey