Review of the Past Week:
During the past week, we explored the fifth, sixth, and seventh limbs of ashtanga yoga, which are pratyhara, dharana, dyhana (withdrawal of senses, concentration, meditation). These limbs invite us to move from the outer self to the inner self. By practicing these limbs, we increase our capacity to focus our awareness and deepen our connection with the One whom we seek.
We also shared three Christian contemplative practices – the Ignatian Examen, Ignatian Contemplation, and Centering Prayer. The limbs of yoga mentioned above can be helpful to keep in mind as we engage in Christian prayer.
The Week Ahead:
During the final week of Lent, we will share two more contemplative practices from the Christian tradition – Christian Meditation and Lectio Divina. The goal of these methods of prayer is ultimately, “resting in God,” in the words of Fr. Thomas Keating.
How will can you make time to rest in God this week?
The Easter triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday – creates space for us to collectively remember the Last Supper, Arrest, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. Each day we will post a theme and intention connected to these holy days.