Professional yoga instructor and devoted Christian, Julie Schoen’s new guide, Christian Yoga: A Daily Christian Meditation Guide For Your Practice, discusses the issue of yoga and Christianity. She reveals that for many Christians, yoga has the ability to bring people closer to God, giving them time in quiet contemplation and moving prayer. Her new book helps Christians to discover how to devote their yoga practice to Christ and why the gift of yoga should be considered a blessing.
So many devoted Christians avoid practicing yoga because of their misconceptions regarding what yoga really is. Schoen clarifies that yoga is not a religion and, for someone who is centered in Christ, actually a way to listen and talk to God on a new level. Yoga is beneficial for many Christians who need to set aside a specific time in their day to meditate and find union with God. And, because of the physical aspect of yoga, it allows people the opportunity to not just connect with God on a spiritual and mental level, but also to worship with their physical bodies.
“Yoga has become a large portion of my day, teaching, practicing, meditating, writing. So it is wonderful to feel like I am not only ‘doing’ yoga, but also deepening my walk with God at the same time.” Schoen says that her passion for yoga has actually brought her closer to God, providing her with a new way of understanding and appreciating her faith. “I wrote this book to inspire Christians to use the power of yoga to become deeper in union with Christ. I want Christians to embrace their yoga and meditation practice, to learn to praise God and talk with Him on a daily basis, not just with their minds, but also with their bodies.”0 Be the first to like this
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