Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 2-The practice of Yoga/Meditation

I meditate on your Name all night, God, treasuring your revelation, O God.
-From Psalm 119

Founded on new age principles, yoga gets a bad name sometimes in Christian circles. Some of the concerns are founded for sure (I'm not worshipping any sun, moon, or gods). Most of the people I know who practice yoga well, though, do so in a way that is Christ honoring and spiritually beneficial.

I'm dedicating these 40 days in part to practicing yoga more faithfully and combining meditation on several scriptures mixed into the practice. It's the ultimate training in quieting the mind, aligning the soul and beginning/ending the day in a state of peace.

Because I have not mastered spending hours in meditation, I'm planning reasonable goals for these 40 days. 6 twenty minute sessions and 4 ten minute sessions a week.

Calm. Quiet. Serenity. Focus.

And all on the One who matters most.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you have a book or a tape or something to teach you yoga?