Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga

Sophia Rising Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga Today most of the million yoga practitioners in the Western world don t share yoga s Eastern cultural or religious grounding yet they feel or seek a spiritual connection from their practice Exami

  • Title: Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga
  • Author: Monette Chilson
  • ISBN: 9781936474226
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Today, most of the 20 million yoga practitioners in the Western world don t share yoga s Eastern cultural or religious grounding, yet they feel or seek a spiritual connection from their practice Examining yoga s philosophical underpinnings, Sophia Rising reveals how people from any faith can use yoga to create a sacred space inside themselves Author and yogini Monette ChToday, most of the 20 million yoga practitioners in the Western world don t share yoga s Eastern cultural or religious grounding, yet they feel or seek a spiritual connection from their practice Examining yoga s philosophical underpinnings, Sophia Rising reveals how people from any faith can use yoga to create a sacred space inside themselves Author and yogini Monette Chilson demystifies yoga and explains Sophia Greek for Wisdom the iconic face of the feminine divine found in Western religious traditions Through information and example, she invites readers to listen for the inner voice of Sophia and meld their own spiritual beliefs with their yoga.

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    1. Monette Chilson has written an accessible, thought-provoking and compassionate exploration of the spirituality of yoga, Christianity and the feminine aspect of God that Biblical authors named Sophia, or Wisdom.I initially heard about the book in its exploration of Christianity and yoga, two subjects about which I am passionate. Chilson's additional work reclaiming a fuller perspective of God than the one we get by using only masculine pronouns and imagery was wonderfully done and is the core of [...]

    2. The practice of yoga unites mind, body and spirit. For me, the breath is the Holy Spirit, the giver of life. But I'd never heard others express such thoughts. While reading this book, I felt I had found a companion on the road. It has helped me to become more comfortable with yoga in the context of my own Christian beliefs. Monette even uses the biblical story of Mary and Martha to illustrate that "simply being with God can be more important than doing godly deeds"-- a concept that puzzled me fo [...]

    3. I just finished this wonderful book and have been telling everyone I know about it!There is nearly enough written about the Divine Feminine. So I am always thrilled to find something that is both well-written and inspiring to read. The combination of the Divine Feminine with yoga makes for an interesting and motivating read."The feminine face of God is not easily found in mainstream Christian denominations. She is almost always discovered while we are roaming the terrain of the soul in quiet con [...]

    4. I received Sophia Rising as a giveaway. This book was slow moving for me. I did not quite understand the premise.

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