Christianity is founded on a theology of incarnation. We are the body of Christ. Our hands and feet, our eyes and ears represent God in the world. Yoga helps us reconnect to the good news that we were created out of love, to reflect God’s love for all. Our bodies are a tangible witness to that truth.
Trusting that God sees me in joy frees me to love myself a little more, to rejoice in the gift that I am. Like many women I know, it is often easier for me to love the other, to see their gifts more clearly than my own, to be more gracious and kind to everyone else.
The practice of yoga has been a time of joyful thanksgiving for the things God is doing in and through me, for the endless possibilities God can make real. It is a time to let go of the negative energy that gets in the way of my life in Christ.
Yoga is just one of a variety of ways to open oneself up to our greatest potential through God.
This message was adapted from, “Yoga: A new Christian practice” by Megan Jones from the Fall 2003 issue of Café.