Monday, November 12, 2012

Yoga and Christianity

I flip-flopped a lot regarding the writing of this post.  I wrote it, edited, re-wrote it, threw it away, and then wrote it again.  It felt preachy, flakey, and insincere.  I worried about offending someone. And then about offending everyone.

In the end, the election stole more of my attention and I really felt for a while that considering the much bigger fish frying in our world the dilemma of Yoga and Christianity co-existing seemed nothing short of silly. But it kept gnawing at me. I kept jotting down notes, rewriting.....and editing.

In the end, I liked the piece enough to send it to one of my favorite health and wellness blogs MindBodyGreen.  I think others have done the topic better justice but I was pleasantly surprised that it spoke to a small audience.

In the end, my goal was to relieve a bit of angst in anyone who may feel unsure about the ability to believe in God and practice yoga.  I hope that my words were humble enough to open a thoughtful discussion as well as wise enough to interest someone looking for answers.

In my heart, I simply believe yoga is a good thing for everyone.

Here is the article : Can you be a Christian and a Yogi?

Your thoughts?


  1. Dear Amy,

    I read your article in MindBodyGreen and was very touched by your words. I am a Christian and a practioner of Ashtanga yoga - for me, my practice brings me closer to God and is a devotion to him.
    I am very interested, if possible to speak with you more regarding the practice of yoga and your personal experience with cancer? I can send my email on to you if so.

    Thank you, and I hope to speak soon.
    Best wishes,

    1. Hi Liz,

      I would be happy to connect,
      My email is


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