At Ignatian Yoga, foundational questions are: How can bringing Ignatian Spirituality and Yoga into conversation deepen and nuance our understanding of the spiritual journey? What can we learn about the spiritual life when we look at these two traditions side by side — from both the similarities, and the differences? This requires a stance of curiosity and ongoing refinement.

 

Join us here for monthly reflections from members of our community as they dive deeper into their lived experience of Ignatian Yoga.

 

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A Lenten Journey with the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Week 5

Review of the past week: Last week we explored the 4th limb of yoga – pranayama.   Yoga Sutra 2.49 describes pranayama as “the conscious, deliberate regulation of the breath replacing unconscious patterns of breathing.” (translation and interpretation by TKV Desikachar). The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of pranayama breathing practices are many, and include: increasing the…

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A Lenten Journey with the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Week 4

Review of the past week:  Last week we offered illustrations to connect yoga asana (the Sanskrit word for seat or posture) with components of Ignatian spirituality. Practicing yoga asana invites use into greater awareness and aliveness in our bodies, especially when we consciously seek the middle point between effort and ease.  Outside of yoga asana practice, tuning into our bodies in…

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