Have you ever noticed that when you’re not exercising often, then exercising feels yucky. However, if you’re exercising regularly, then it just feels so great! Its really cool how our body adjusts, isn’t it?
I thought I’d write about some yoga programs that I like, since that seems to be a common question in Christian circles. I’m not here to debate yoga, and I realize that there are many Christians who don’t feel comfortable with that. That’s perfectly fine by me! For me it falls into one of those categories of things that some people cannot do (perhaps because of past experiences with eastern religions, etc), but other people can do without stumbling. I don’t do it around people who struggle with it, but I find nothing wrong with the moves themselves. As Paul put it
Romans 14:13Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way. 14As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food[b] is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. 15If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died. 16Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
Anyhoo, back to the shows. Here’s my faves right now. I will admit that sometimes they say funky things, and when they do, I ignore them. I have friends who do the same thing I am perfectly able to ignore, lol. Neither of these shows are too spiritual though, and anything they might say is more like what I’d hear my chiropractor or masseuse say
Inhale Yoga – This is the more vigorous workout of the two. It is high energy and they use Kirk Franklin songs (“GP are you with me?!”), which makes me smile. Its all upbeat music and the host is really sarcastic. I’ve worked out to this show for years, and I really like it. It plays on the Oxygen Network.
Namaste Yoga – This is much more mellow. It is not a difficult workout, but it really reminds me to slow down and focus on the postures. It plays on FitTV.
I hope you enjoy and that I don’t get flamed! LOL.