a little about me...
I started taking yoga for the health and fitness benefits. After being asked to teach a yoga class at a friend’s church, yoga became an incredible compliment to my spiritual life. Because yoga encourages us to become peaceful and centered, it allows the Christian practitioner to find the quietness necessary for hearing the still, small voice of God. Even the asanas, or poses, lend themselves to the practice of prayer. The image of Namaste also easily echoes the truth of scripture that we should treat others with respect and honor - remembering that our bodies are the temple of God, and that God’s Spirit lives in us. Even in the simplicity of pranayama, or breath control, I am reminded of the image of God’s Spirit as the wind, or breath of God. I can easily imagine God breathing life into me and subsequently allowing me to exhale all the things within me that do not honor God or that keep me from living the abundant life Christ promised. May yoga inspire you to draw close to Christ and to find the Spirit of God living within you.
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Jill Wondel, ERYT-200
Practicing since 2003
Teaching since 2007