In May, F.R.O.G. Pose is honored to be asked back to be part of the Sole to Soul Therapeutic Yoga Weekend Retreat. If you didn't get a chance to attend the first time, please allow your soul, your soles, and yourself the opportunity to join in May!
We laughed and we cried: it was a roller coaster of emotion, worship, stretching and learning. This was definitely my kind of "retreat." Rather than sitting in a chair, simply listening to a speaker all day, we could invite the Holy Spirit into our entire beings with movement on our mats. It was great!
One of my students admitted that although she enjoyed yoga as a physical practice, she worried if it was "right" for a Christian. I've heard this many times since I began my yoga journey. Once I had a woman sign up for my class on Meet Up to later let me know her pastor forbade it and that she wouldn't be attending. And in a general sense, I get a feeling the local churches are uncomfortable with the idea because we first saw yoga come out of India about the same time as the life of Christ. Is yoga a religion? No.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)? What does it mean when we are called to meditate on His word? Being healthy and fit is how we maintain the temple and doing a contemplative practice such as Christian stretching is how we merge fitness with meditation. Even the word yoga translates to yoke.
Let your intention be for Christ in all you do! To quarrel over disputable matters such as circumcised vs uncircumcised, meat vs vegetables, Christian yoga vs skiing, is the type of self judgement that divides the church and confuses our faith. All sports have been provided by our creator and he wants us to be happy and healthy so we can serve and love others.
So, if you've been holding back on trying Christian yoga because you don't want to jeopardize your position in heaven, don't fret as we focus solely on Christ at Frogpose.
7/14/2019 09:27:49 am
From FROG POSE => (1) Is yoga a religion? No.--(2) Even the word yoga translates to yoke. (3) Christian yoga
7/29/2019 04:47:44 pm
Light & love & so much gratitude for this post.
9/7/2020 07:54:16 am
(quote) " From FROG POSE => (1) Is yoga a religion? No.--(2) Even the word yoga translates to yoke. (3) Christian yoga
10/25/2020 09:24:50 am
1/13/2021 12:39:23 pm
We appreciate your truth its healing power
7/6/2021 08:46:18 am
Do you not know that so many of the same stretches that athletes use are the exact same stretches used in yoga? Do some research. I am a senior citizen, have taken hundreds of yoga classes and there has not been one instructor who has used them as a religious practice. If more senior citizens and general public did more exercise that strengthens and continues mobility and well being, then it would increase their ability to prevent falls and serious injury and a longer lifespan. I am a Christian, and a former professional athlete. I had ACL surgery from an injury I received while playing my sport at one point in my life and I certainly wouldn't tell my orthopedic surgeon that I refused to do the rehabilitation stretches because they are against my religion. Check it out, some of those same rehab stretches/ exercises are the same used in yoga.
7/6/2021 09:18:48 am
MW - Thanks for the comment. I was just speaking with an aging friend last night about remaining mobile and keeping balanced and upright. Keep the faith and keep moving! Hope to have you in class sometime. God bless you.
1/13/2021 12:35:53 pm
Thus says Yah learn not the way of the heathen jeremiah 10 come out of the pagan practices and return to Yah
3/14/2021 09:01:30 am
An interesting topic that I find thought-provoking in a discussion, this is a subject which needs to be addressed for further matters.
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