"The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers" - B.K.S. Iyengar
Many of you are familiar with this quote. Have you ever actually thought about it? Do you say it because others do? Do you just like the sound of it? If I'm being honest, it does have a nice ring to it. Keeping it honest, I cant say that I totally agree.
I have been asked many times how I could be a Christian and "do" yoga. It is actually something I struggled with a lot when I first started my practice, years ago. Something that may help is to know that yoga is not a religion. Sure you will find many connections to the Buddhist faith. However, yoga itself is not a religion. Yoga is a way of life, it is HOW you live. With that in mind, it has been easy to separate my religious beliefs from my practice. The two actually make a great pair. They both encompass so many lessons of love, giving, understanding, and just all around being a better human!
These are very surface thoughts. We could go on and on , deeper and deeper with this topic. In fact, if you want to know more or ask questions, please do so! Feel free to email me or leave comments right here.