Summary

Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise for women. It’s said to help with everything from balance to blood pressure, so there’s no problem with it, right? Turns out, there is more than meets the eye. In this podcast, Alexa Cramer shares the background of yoga that you won’t get in your average class. Listeners will learn the worldview of yoga, the purpose of worship behind each pose (yes, worship … and not for the God of Christianity), and the surprising history behind “ooomhm.” Alexa and Amy then discuss whether or not “Christian yoga” is possible and how to help your kids speak truth and grace.

If you’ve ever thought that yoga is just about stretching, you won’t want to miss this episode.

Main Points Covered

  • Difference between yoga as an aspect of eastern religion vs what is done today.
  • The history and worldview of yoga.
  • How is the yoga done today? What do we see in the studios?
  • What is “ooohm”?
  • What are the purposes of the poses?
  • Can you do Christian Yoga?
  • How can we nurture a truth and grace approach with our kids?

People and Resources Mentioned

Unfamiliar Vocabulary

  • Esoteric: Intended for only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
  • Monism: A doctrine which maintains either that there is ultimately only one thing, or only one kind of thing.
  • Asanas: Specific body poses practiced within yoga that are intended to be forms of worship.
  • Chakra: In Hinduism, means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body.

Quotable Quotes

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