Thursday, June 24, 2010

Christian Yoga - A Spiritual Experience

About eight weeks ago, I decided that since I do not like the setting of a big Health Club, I would try, for the first time, a six-week Christian Yoga series through my church. I knew there would be a limit on how many people could attend and I knew it would be small. I had never taken a Yoga class before and wasn't sure what to expect, therefore, was very pleasantly surprised that after the six-week session was over, I found myself wishing it had started all over again.
A member of my parish, who is a certified Yoga instructor, started holding this Yoga series at our church a few years ago. Starting with an opening prayer followed by Gospel readings and the sharing of prayer intentions, is what makes this Yoga series a beautiful, prayerful, and spiritual class. It wasn't that you arrived, stretched, and felt good when you left, it was that you felt "fulfilled" when you left. 
Recently, our Catholic Herald newspaper interviewed this wonderful Yoga instructor. If you would like to read this article, Click Here.
I am very much looking forward to the next Yoga series in September. I hope that you are able to take a Yoga class near you and that it helps improve your physical and spiritual well being too.