logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Pat - Quality Aging, Ask Helen, Hometomellc, Michhh20, Cynthia - Southeast USA
57555 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57555 Members
417 Forums
114159 Topics
810360 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 07:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 341
daisybun 197
Nancy Roussy 197
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 105
Jana - Creativity Editor 91
Mona - Astronomy 83
Lestie4containergardens 78
Angie 51
Susan - Meditation Editor 45
Sandra Investing/HFinance 32
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#521020 - 05/15/09 07:55 PM Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual?
Lisa - Buddhism Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1207
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
My recent article on a form of Tibetan Buddhist yoga called yantra yoga got me thinking about this question. Many people are now practicing yoga in the West, and other forms of 'contemplative' exercise like Tai Chi. These forms were all originally created as complements to spiritual practice. So I am wondering, do you consider your yoga practice, or any other form of exericise, a part of your spirituality? Does it help you experience the present moment better, or help you to calm yourself in a way that helps you find your spiritual center?
_________________________
Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
Buddhism Site
Teaching and Private Session Website: Enlightened Energetics
Blog: Mommy Mystic

Top

Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Twitter Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Facebook Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to MySpace Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Del.icio.us Digg Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Yahoo My Web Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Google Bookmarks Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Stumbleupon Add Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Reddit
#521046 - 05/15/09 11:38 PM Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? [Re: Lisa - Buddhism]
froggie0424
Unregistered


I consider it to be more exercise than spiritual, but I think the two tie together. The whole "your body is a temple" type of idea...

Top

Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Twitter Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Facebook Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to MySpace Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Reddit
#521134 - 05/16/09 04:50 PM Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? [Re: ]
Lisa - Buddhism Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1207
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Yea, that sounds similar to how I have always tended to view it - that taking care of my body is an important part of taking care of myself, and therefore sort of indirectly spiritual, in that we experience all of our life, including our spirituality, at least partly through our bodies. But Tibetan yantra yoga, and kundalini yoga in the Indian traditions, are interesting variations on this - the poses are actually meant to trigger openings in the chakras and related channels, providing 'doorways' into profound spiritual realizations. And in some karate forms that emphasize Zen, being one with the movement is also considered a spiritual doorway in and of itself, which I can also relate to.
_________________________
Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
Buddhism Site
Teaching and Private Session Website: Enlightened Energetics
Blog: Mommy Mystic

Top

Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Twitter Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Facebook Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to MySpace Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritual? to Reddit
#521760 - 05/19/09 05:59 PM Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua [Re: Lisa - Buddhism]
Mexican Food Editor Offline
Shark

Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 205
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
I began yoga for its physical benefits but think I have stayed with it for its spiritual benefits. Yoga has definitely helped me to slow down and discover moments of inner stillness that indeed feel like the doorway to the divine.
_________________________
Martha McKinnon

Top

Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Twitter Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Facebook Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to MySpace Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Stumbleupon Add Re: Do you consider your yoga or exercise spiritua to Reddit


Moderator:  Lisa - Buddhism 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Vision boards
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Inspiration
2 seconds ago
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Low Carb
1 minute 33 seconds ago
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Inspiration
3 minutes 35 seconds ago
What will you do today?
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Inspiration
4 minutes 29 seconds ago
New game - Quote it
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Creativity
5 minutes 52 seconds ago
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
6 minutes 35 seconds ago
Fun March Holidays
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Creativity
8 minutes 42 seconds ago
Maleficent (2014)
by Nancy Roussy
Children's Movies
49 minutes 0 seconds ago
Pinterest
by Dianne W - Editor
Blogs & Social Networking
Today at 10:09 AM
Great day for movies
by Dianne W - Editor
Action Movies
Today at 09:57 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
3 registered (Nancy Roussy, Jana - Creativity Editor, Angela-Drama Movies), 58 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.