I am so impressed with everyone’s vulnerability to write in and be real. We are searching and seeking the truth in all areas of our life. We have such a longing for authenticity in our lives; being in alignment with ourselves, a genuine longing to be free. Keep the questions coming, you are keeping me busy. I love it and I am here for you. Who knows, maybe there is a radio show in the near future.
This just in from Amy.
Since you are the yogologist, I figured why not? : ) So, I am a Jesus follower. I am going for TTC starting in March or April. I love yoga, health, and awareness and don’t apologize for it. My “christian” friends are leary, and my fellow yogis are leary. It’s as if…if I allow it – I can be wedged in the middle. My gut tells me “who cares?” but after all, I am seeking to teach in the next year so maybe I should look at it further. I am not led to do “christian yoga”.
Starting to wonder if I will be rolling my eyes at a lot during the TTC? This is an interesting topic to me…
Good for you for asking this. This is a question I hear over and over. I want to make this very clear, yoga does not take you away from your religion, it never creates separation. It simply allows you to go deeper into your own devotion. Yoga brings you closer to God, whether your God is Christ, or Kali or a beautiful sunset. Yoga brings you closer to yourself and to what is in your heart and soul, period. Now not for nothing but Jesus was a yogi. Jesus’ teachings were based on service. In yoga we call it Karma yoga- The yoga of selfless service. Jesus told us over and over that “the Kingdom of God is within”. That sounds like yoga to me. Do not let anyone or anything get in your way of finding yourself more fully. Do the TTC with an open heart and an open mind. When you resolve this dilemma for yourself, you will be able to teach and touch so many others who are uncertain as to how yoga works with and not against their individual beliefs. BTW, I know yoga teachers in the deep South, that teach “Son” Salutations and it is all good. It is how they modify the pose and make it accessible to everyone.