We all know that we’re supposed to pray. We all have our own prayer “tactics,” such as prayer lists, prayer apps, prayer walks, prayer meetings, praying out loud, writing down our prayers, writing down the prayers we say out loud, and saying out loud prayers which have been written down. In spite of all these tactics, I believe prayer is THE MOST underrated spiritual discipline. The simple fact is, I take prayer for granted. Because Christ has opened the way into the Holy Places, I can pray freely at any time of day. I can pray in the car, as I’m [...]
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We are all aware that sexual abuse, assault and harassment happens within the secular field of yoga. But what happens when that also happens within the context of Christian yoga community? We expect it not to happen here. But it does. Just as the church is not immune, neither are we. Yoga Alliance has recently adopted a policy for Sexual Misconduct (Yoga Alliance Sexual Misconduct Link) to address the issues within their membership. The Christian yoga organization in question is a Yoga Alliance school. Here at the Christian Yoga Association, one of the missions of our fledgling organization is to also [...]
Original Post from Christian Yoga Association's Instagram Sometimes our intentions are pure and somewhere along the journey they become tainted.Other times, intentions were always tainted from the beginning. Either way, this is the area we hate discussing in the Christian world and we hate reporting it. But if you have been on our website, you know this is an area CYA intends to reveal, discuss, prevent and protect others from spiritual abuses.In the case of Bill Hybels, the Spiritual and sexual abuse has been going on for decades. It is however refreshing when the abuser takes responsibility, if only because he/she [...]
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 1 Peter 3:15-16 And so I begin the task of explaining how and why I have reconciled my practice of yoga with my Christian faith… My hope is to answer honestly and intelligently for all interested to know how a Christian can keep a [...]