- A Columbia City neighbor of ours, Cecilia Amado, will help us resume our yoga practices on January 12. Cecilia practices a meditative-style yoga that focuses on the lower back and hips, helps restore the nervous system, alleviates stress, and promotes health. The class is for yoga practitioners of all skill levels. There is a suggested donation of $10. Please bring your own mat and RSVP by January 5.
Yoga is defined as connecting mind, body, and spirit.
We practice yoga by going through the body to quiet the mind and listen to the Spirit.
We practice yoga in the church because it is another way to awaken to the presence of God in our life. Prayer and meditation can be difficult without giving our body something to do. You might know that feeling of getting in “the flow” when you are dancing, running, walking, biking; maybe even washing the dishes. Our bodies engage and focus on something, and our busy minds let go of the firm grip on our thoughts, and the spirit has plenty of space to flow around. This is our experience of yoga.
While we are a Lutheran church, the yoga practice is open and welcoming of anyone, regardless of faith. This is not a “Christian” yoga practice, but yoga is at its core a spiritual discipline, and will always include time for meditation and contemplation.