The Mennonite is the publication of Mennonite Church USA. Several months ago they published an article called Learning to love our bodies. The following is an excerpt from this article that begins with the question: “How is it possible that we in the church, which claims that Jesus is the center of our faith, don’t love our bodies and love being human?”
Loving our bodies is not some new age or heretical concept; it is at the heart of the gospel…
One way to do this is through the ancient practice of yoga. We may not think of yoga as a way to practice Christian theology. In fact, friends who are yoga teachers often talk about concerns they hear from people in classes that yoga violates their Christian beliefs.
There is an irony that our church, with the foundational doctrine of the Incarnation, doesn’t have a practice for us to learn to inhabit and love our bodies, so it makes sense that we borrow from another culture and translate it into a Christian practice.
Yoga is a practice of mindfulness, of learning to be in the body, in space and in time. As such, it easily becomes an incarnational practice.
Source: Learning to love our bodies
10.26.2014 by Suella Gerber
*Read the truth about so called Christian Yoga, HERE.
Christian Yoga at Mennonite Camp