September 05, 2007

What I've Learned From Yoga

I've learned a few things as I have dabbled in yoga over the years. Mainly that with yoga, as with many of my other self improvement ventures, I'm a dabbler. Sticking to an exercise regiment has never been my strong suit.

But I am giving it another go after finding that the yoga today courses are both free and easy to follow.

That said, I've learned a few more things:

1)I am not strong. Nope. Not a bit. I am fairly weak.
2)I am not flexible. Thought I was but was wrong there too.

(These things will come with time and practice)

3) Yoga and meditation give me patience to deal with my kids without as much stress. This is a major plus.

4)I am apparently headed straight to hell...again.
This article clearly states that I am heading there because I am opening and clearing my mind. That's right folks. Yoga is a cult. By their definitions though, wouldn't Christianity be a cult as well? Is it wrong for a group to see Jesus as a man, a good and spiritual man, but a man? They are still respectful of the teachings they just interpret them differently. And I don't see people at yoga classes spending all their time and energy trying to disprove other people's beliefs but merely trying to connect with their own. Can you be Christian and do yoga? I can see no reason whatsoever that you can't. Many religions have their basis in the histories of another religion. If that article's problem is that yoga is intrinsically tied to eastern philosophies then perhaps they should take a more thorough look at the history of Christianity and what religions it is based on. Just a thought but they might find there were others there first and Christianity was built upon and incorporated beliefs and customs from other religions. Gasp.

Ok, and last thing I have learned from my newest try at creating a yoga routine that works for me?

5)Boobs and yoga aren't a good mix.

Don't say you weren't warned.

Posted by michelle at 10:52 AM | Comments (0)