Not so long ago yoga was looked on with great suspicion by many people in Ireland. It was a foreign idea, it was akin some thought to paganism, coming as it did from India. But in recent decades our understanding of other people, other traditions, other ways for the body and mind to be nourished, has changed.
Lately, we have all been spending more and more time indoors. Working and entertaining ourselves at home either alone or with family comes with its own sets of upsides and downsides. Not getting enough physical exercise, especially when spring is about, can be especially irksome.
A fantastic way to connect with God and stay healthy at home during this period is practicing yoga. Christine Pickering’s Maranatha Yoga has all the tools you need to keep your body healthy and your mind happy.
Author Christine Pickering has a Church College’s Certificate in Christian Calling and Service. She trained as a Spiritual Director with the Ecumenical Spirituality Team at Rydal Hall, Cumbria. A practitioner of Hatha yoga, she continues to teach yoga as a way of development for Christians.
Her book is the perfect guide for those of us who would like to incorporate meditation and Christian reflection into their daily lives, while also staying fit and strong. The physicality of the asanas with the mindful, meditative qualities of Christian reflections allows the reader to connect with their inner selves and achieve personal tranquility at home.
Maranatha Yoga by Christine Pickering is available here.