The way in which I teach Christian Yoga is to begin with four pillars of learning. These are: –
- Seek Yeh first.
- Give No Thought.
- Be Still and KNOW
- Pray in Secret
The focus of this Christian Yoga program is to invite you to follow the clear instructions of the Master Jesus Christ.
Christian Yoga Pillar 1
The Master Jesus Christ instructed that the first thing to do was to “Seek yeh first the Kingdom of Heaven?”
In my Christian upbringing in my homeland of Northern Ireland during the 1960’s the emphasis was not on seeking the Kingdom but believing in the Kingdom.
This Christian Yoga program of teaching shared here helps you understand the nature of the Kingdom of Heaven and HOW TO go about finding it.
Christian Yoga Pillar 2
The first step on this journey of seeking the Kingdom of Heaven is to learn the power of the radical invitation “Give no thought.”
In all the time I have attended and listened to those who claim authority in teaching Christianity I have never heard anyone invite or promote the practice of “Giving no thought.”
In fact the emphasis has been on “thinking about” rather than learning what it means to be “thought through” by Divine Intention.
Christian Yoga Pillar 3
The third step of this Christian Yoga teaching program is tightly tied to the 2nd step. This is the invitation from the Psalmist who invites you into the stillness of KNOWING.
The Christian Yoga teacher needs to KNOW what they are inviting. This is not intellectual understanding. It can’t be accessed by way of thought. KNOWING is by way of revelation.
The Sage Patanjali who is the father of Yoga described yoga as “The modifications of the mind.” What is modified is the focus of your attention and intention.
Your intention becomes the training in allowing and surrender to the flow of the Divine Mind thinking through you for the greater glory of All.
Christian Yoga Pillar 4
The 4th Christian Yoga Pillar is learning how to pray in secret. (Matthew 6:6). This is not prayer as you are normally taught to pray.
This is the prayer linked to the practice of steps 2 and 3 of the above pillars of Christian Yoga.
This is a prayer practice that takes you into a journey of living in alignment with the Kingdom of Heaven as it is intended to be expressed through you within this limitation of time and space.
With these four pillars of Christian Yoga you begin to live the Lord’s prayer where you invite the will of the Divine to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Notice here the clear instruction that Heaven be brought to earth. This can only be done through a human body that is open to such. The practice of yoga postures is not primarily about flexibility but the opening to the higher revelation of LOVE.
The Christian mystic Miester Eckart describes this flow of Heaven to earth in this way.
When the higher flows into the lower the lower is transformed by the Higher – Meister Eckhart – Christian mystic – 1260-1328
In this way you make the greatest contribution that is available to you and through you. In this way you serve Love’s purpose which is the real purpose of your being here.