New Book by Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James!
“Stretching Towards the Heavens, Christian Insights into Yoga Therapy: Exploring Christian Spirituality through Yoga Therapy – Yoga Therapy: A Healing Practice and Counseling Tool for Christians”
Stretching Towards the Heavens, Christian Insights into Yoga Therapy:
Yoga Therapy, an increasingly popular approach to holistic well-being, incorporates various physical and mental practices to promote overall health. However, some Christian practitioners have expressed concerns about the compatibility of yoga-Yoga Therapy with their faith. In examining this topic, it is essential to explore the biblical concept of Chirothesia, which refers to the laying on of hands for healing.
Surprisingly, Yoga Therapy can be seen through the lens of Chirothesia, highlighting its potential as a healing practice for Christian practitioners. Christian believers have expressed concerns about Yoga’s origins in Eastern spiritual traditions and its potential conflicts with their faith.
These concerns often revolve around the fear of compromising Christian beliefs and values. However, it is essential to approach this topic with an open mind and seek understanding. When considering the practice of Yoga Therapy, we find a striking parallel to the biblical concept of Chirothesia. Chirothesia involves the physical touch and prayerful intervention for healing. This biblical term is mentioned in various passages in the New Testament, such as in Mark 16:18, where Jesus instructs his followers that believers will lay hands on the sick for their healing. Drawing this connection between Yoga Therapy and Chirothesia invites us to explore the potential harmonies between these practices. By examining the foundational principles of yoga therapy and understanding the healing aspects of the Yoga Therapy practice, we can discern how it can align with Christian values and beliefs.
This book will delve into the foundations of Christ-Centered Yoga Therapy, its healing benefits, and its shared principles with Christian teachings. We will also explore how Christ-Centered Yoga Therapy is adapted to accommodate Christian beliefs and intentions. By seeking guidance from Christian yoga-Christ-Centered practitioners who have integrated their faith into their practice, we can understand how yoga therapy is a methodology of Chirothesia (Hands on Healing, Meditation, and Religious Therapeutics) for Christian practitioners.
Ultimately, this booklet provides a perspective encouraging thoughtful exploration and dialogue among Christian practitioners. By considering the potential compatibility between Christ-Centered and Chirothesia, we can discover how these practices complement and contribute to Christian individuals’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
- Publisher : Meta Journal Press (July 20, 2023)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 165 pages
- ISBN-10 : 188633837X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1886338371
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches