All in Asana/Postural Yoga
Touch your elbow: that skin right there is God’s Holy of Holies. What if your body is an altar? What if your body is a place for you to encounter God? How does that change how you understand your body?
Yoga teacher Jody Thomae explores embodied postures of prayer and praise. In this post, she explores the Biblical precedent for raising hands in prayer.
Yoga does not replace such necessary components of the Christian life as study of scripture and participation in the liturgical life of the Church. It is, however, a good “seat” for Christian practice. In what ways is this so?
How does the practice teach us to P.R.A.Y.? How do we get out of our head and into our heart? We Prepare, Root, Align, Yield.
Some suggestions for Lent and an Ignatian Yoga Lenten video.
Have you ever thought about the tension between "letting go and letting God" and "fighting the good fight"? When do we act? When do we let God act on our behalf? What is His role? What is our role?
This season, two online sources offer yoga inspiration for Advent.
My practice of hatha yoga enabled a self-knowledge that is honest, real and authentic. The options became focused and clear: either you project an image or you accept the real.
Prayer, fasting, almsgiving…three disciplines that my yoga practice also leads me to.
Videos of a teaching from Fr. Thomas Ryan: "You are literally a walking tabernacle of God's divine presence."
We might consider that an excellent Lenten practice, even for its last weeks, would be to sit, and breathe, and let that breathing dispel illusions about what and who we are.
Sabbath teaches that each week has a rhythm of work and rest. Taking a day a week is a little bit like savasana, restoration pose, at the end of a yoga class.
Teaching #1 “First, learn to breathe.”
Yoga in the service of meditative prayer expresses a balance between the horizontal and vertical dimensions.