Engage ,align, gaze; my yoga practice is most effective when I actively and intentionally submit to these. My faith walk is also most effective when I engage, align and hold my gaze upon Jesus. The more I practice Holy Yoga the more my practice expresses my faith walk, and my faith walk is expressed through my yoga practice. When I stay disciplined to my practice I continue to make progress.
If done properly, yoga will never cause injury or harm because it does not force your muscles. Yet each pose I am willing to attempt, to take to the “edge”, stretches me and strengthens me. Each time I attempt a pose, I am able to go deeper into the pose and benefit from it.
Holy Yoga isn’t a win or lose, all or nothing, it is slow and steady; a practice of GRACE. It is being who you are in that moment and accepting that. It is an attitude of patience and perseverance.
Holy Yoga is about breath. I breathe in God’s spirit and exhale his love; taking in what I need and letting go of the old. In the surrender I find victory. With the breath, I move forward and upward. I find strength that has gone unclaimed.
Holy Yoga is not just a metaphor of my faith, it is the dance of my faith. It is being in step with Jesus. It is “rooting down to RISE up”! As I breathe in his spirit I exhale his love.
Lord, engage me, align me and forever keep my gaze upon you.