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Namaste & Dei

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a follower of Christ, I have spent much time in study and prayer over my yoga practice.  I have sought the counsel of my pastor, my elders, my accountability group, and my husband. I have not glazed over the controversy that surrounds Christians practicing yoga.  I have put my love of yoga on the altar of God for him to take from me if it did not bring him [...]

Yoga, Epiphany, & the Ajna Chakra

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  What do the practice of yoga, ajna chakra, and the season of Epiphany have in common? The mystery of revelation. During the season of Epiphany, Christians celebrate the revelation of Jesus as Messiah to the world. The God of the Bible is a God who reveals himself through his people, through his Word, and throughout Creation!  I love this season because it emphasizes the big-ness of God, and reminds [...]

Meditation and Prayer

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Prayer is a huge part of the Catholic church. There are a ton of prayer practices that are recognized by the Church such asking a saint to intercede, praying a rosary, saying a novena, etc. The entire liturgical celebration is in itself a prayer. But what exactly does it mean to pray? The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) says, “Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole [...]

Where is Your Focus? The Transformation of My Yoga Practice….

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few months ago, I was in yoga class practicing a balancing pose.  Normally I find a focal point on the wall to help maintain my balance.  For some reason, I became fixated on a crazy design on someone’s shirt.  That person fell, and, of course, I lost my balance as well.  I felt the Lord say gently to me, “If your drishti is on man, you will fall.” Drishti [...]

Strength To Serve

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , |

  Does the idea of “self care” make you feel guilty? I don’t mean “self care” as in pampering yourself, buying new shoes, getting your nails done, etc. as it is often attributed to. I mean taking care of yourself and making sure your needs for sleep, rest, nourishment, and movement are met. Sometimes I still struggle with feeling guilty when I take time to rest, prioritize sleep, say “no” [...]

When You Need To Be Still

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

As I sit here staring at this blank computer screen, I haphazardly look over to my left. Our Christmas tree is standing there. Still. Warm. Inviting. It's hard to look away. My eyes just want to engage in the beauty of this tree. No ornaments are even hung yet. But, it doesn't matter. She is glowing with colorful lights. Inviting anyone to come and sit next to her warmth. [yes, I [...]

New Yoga, Meditation & Chiropractics Stats

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  “Yoga and Meditation on the rise among US adults and kids.” Dear Christian Yogis,   According to the new report published by the National Center for Complementary Health, NIH, more than 42% of Americans use “complementary health approaches” such as yoga and meditation to manage symptoms like chronic pain and to cultivate a general sense of wellbeing. To meet these students where they are let’s brush up on our [...]

Restoring the Broken to Beautiful

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Several years ago I embarked on a year-long project called Create-a-Day. Like a One-a-Day Vitamin, it was designed as a daily dose of creativity, in order to inspire others and to direct viewers to people and projects where creativity was making a difference in the lives of others.  With the publication of my second book in the Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Withinseries, I will again be undertaking a [...]

The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. -Yogi Bhajan

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

And so we will enter into this holiday season with gratitude, practicing our yoga both on, and off, the mat.  Breath, life, love, art, beauty, friends, family, community, Creation, health, nourishment (for body and soul) and Jesus, these are just some of things for which I am grateful. Will you count your blessings with me? This season, I pray that you will take time to get still, slowing down long enough to take [...]

Ultimate Beginners Guide To Yoga

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , |

    If you’ve been thinking about starting up yoga, I can understand why. Yoga benefits your body and mind, and is an unstoppable force of good in the battle against daily stressors. Without getting too obsessively detailed to the point where you’re falling asleep sitting up, I’ll jump into a brief yoga history. Developing in Northern India thousands of years ago, in literal terms, yoga means “union”. Believe it [...]

The Most Underrated Spiritual Discipline

By |October 20th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

I need a mental break, before I break.

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pause Breathe deeply.. He is taking us all somewhere - those of us who struggle with a mess in the mind.. So many names - depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenic, ptsd, disorders of all sorts. We can feel alone, like no one understands. We all face these battles uniquely, it hits us all in different ways. That is why it can be so hard to find those who fully relate. I [...]

When #MeToo Happens in Ministry

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Spiritual Abuse: Bill Hybels

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|

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 [...]

Jesus and Yoga

By |June 29th, 2018|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|

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 [...]

Postures of Prayer

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|

Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 New Living Translation This is our commandment: to never stop praying. Pray without ceasing. There is no right or wrong way to pray; no position of a prayer is superior to another. The only thing that we as believers must do is to humble ourselves before the Lord, acknowledge His Lordship of our lives, and pray without ceasing. The following forms are simply observations [...]

What Is Christian Yoga?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Christian Yoga Resource|

What is Christian Yoga? “Christian Yoga” is a term, perhaps first coined by the french monk Fr. Jean Marie Déchanet, who explored physical exercise and various forms as a way to connect with God. His book Christian Yoga was written in the late 1940’s and is out of print today, but you can still find copies in circulation. Déchanet’s practice and writings in Christian Yoga were born from [...]

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