Yoga is an ancient practice for bringing body, mind, and spirit into harmony using meditation, physical postures, breathing, and exercise for men and women of all ages.
The mind and the body are one, if one is given the right yoga kit and tools and taken to the right environment, the body can find harmony and heal itself. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practicing Yoga - to feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful.
Yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is consists of Ancient Theories, observations and principles about the mind and body connection which is now being proven by modern medicine. Substantial research has been conducted to look at the Health Benefits of Yoga - from the Yoga Postures (Asanas), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), and Prayer/Meditation. The information on Yoga Poses & Benefits are grouped into three categories- physiological, psychological, biochemical effects. Yoga is a journey and not a competition. It is a gradual process and should you ever feel an Asana is too advanced for where you are in your journey you may come a little out of the posture to find your personal edge.
Momentary aspiration in spite of adversity is the positive edge that preludes to valorous achievement
- Tanya Zentner 2008
CHRISTIAN & JEWISH YOGA
God is good! Zen Yahweh philosophy is simple: we believe God will bless our sincere efforts at deepening a relationship with him. He wants our fellowship and appreciates creative approaches to seeking his face. This is why Zen Yahweh is dedicated to a God-centered pursuit of physical healing and spiritual growth through a practice of yoga.
This Yahweh approach to yoga simply allows us to combine these two essential goals: becoming physically healthy and spiritually healthy. We become more spiritually healthy through the yoga practice by calming our minds and quieting ourselves to the point that we can tune out the world's frequency and tune into God's frequency. Psalm 1:1-2 “[BOOK I : Psalms 1-41] Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.”Being quiet with God allows us to create enough psychological and spiritual space that God can truly create an inner sanctuary in us. Being quiet enough to hear our Lord's voice is not optional-- it's essential for growth. Let God bless your efforts to get closer to Him and the joy-filled, healthy life He has planned for you! Enjoy this approach to fulfilling God's word when he tells us to "be still and know that I am God."
Remember yoga alone is certainly not the path to finding peace by itself, but true, lasting peace and contentment come only through an on-going relationship with the Lord. So let God's word and this practice together challenge you to get out of your comfort zone in worship of our Lord and Savior, Yahweh (God). This type of yoga practice uniquely taps into the physical and psychological healing benefits of yoga while instructing students to "quiet the mind" and come to God with no baggage. “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
(1 Corinthians 10:31)