What is the essence of Yoga? Is it a brand of clothing? Is it a perfume? Is there anyone teaching the Essence of Yoga as it was discovered thousands of years ago. As a writer on the subject the Yoga I contend that very few people are teaching the Essence of Yoga despite the fact that your are 10,000 Yoga teachers in the UK alone.
If you are searching for a Christian yoga alternative I think it might help to understand what is on offer. I am developing my own program of Christian Yoga, but that program compared to those on offer on the internet is probably too radical for most people.
When you search for the term Christian yoga teacher training you will find that most of what you are served up by Google are short outlines related to various Christian Yoga training programs online. Such training programs advise you that you will discover
Here we come to Day 5 of our Christian Yoga for beginners training program and today I share with you one of the key yoga postures that I hold central to any yoga training program no matter what path of yoga you decide to follow.
We continue this Christ centred yoga training program with the spiritual instruction, “Give No Thought.” For most Westerners who consider themselves Christians and for most humans this is an instruction from the Master Jesus that they have never really considered and certainly never embraced in any practical and meaningful way.
People search the internet to explore the term “levels of yoga.” I suspect that they may be exploring what it means to be a beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. I suspect that the levels of yoga relate to the degree of difficulty related to the asanas or poses. In this article I would like to explore the levels of yoga from a different perspective. These are four levels that are the real journey of yoga that take you into living a life of purpose, passion, peace, and prosperity.
At the heart of any Christian Yoga Practice is the deep spiritual and practical instruction, “Be still and KNOW I AM God. Even if you do not practice Yoga in the way in which it is taught in the West (postures and asanas) or profess to be a Christian practicing this spiritual invitation is foundational to living a life of purpose, peace and prosperity for yourself and others. If this were the only spiritual practice that you explore then according to the modern mystic Joel Goldsmith (Man was not meant to Cry) expect to reduce your unnecessary suffering by around 80%. The rest of such unnecessary suffering can then be supportive of the awakening of your soul.
We come to day four of our 30-day Christian yoga program. Today we are going to share an intention at the heart of Christian Yoga taken from the Lord’s prayer. If you were to take only this instruction and live it whole-heartedly then this would be to fulfil the invocation “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Why teach yoga or why not teach yoga? That is the question. The title of this blog at first glance may appear contradictory. In fact it is really a paradox. A paradox is where something can be one thing and yet be something else at the same time. Such is the radical, revolutionary and revelatory experience called Yoga. Let me say to begin with that I absolutely love Yoga since the time my mother gave me a book on Yoga at the age of 17 in the heady time that was 1967.
Here we begin our Christian Yoga training challenge. The most important aspect of this training begins with the focus on your intention. Nothing happens without intention. It is the power of intention that directs the way in which this program of Christian Yoga training will unfold within and through you. As this is a practical course of instruction designed around the teachings of the Master Jesus Christ, I will focus on the instructions given by him as shared via his sayings in the Bible including some other Bible quotes.