Tag Archives: Christian Yoga

PraiseMoves in the Philippines!

Certified PraiseMoves Instructor Marivic Vidaure lives in Manila in the Philippines. One of the ways she enjoys sharing PraiseMoves is by teaching children at her church for their KFC (Kids For Christ) group. Marivic writes: “I just wanted to share with you these pictures from yesterday’s KFC assembly. KFC means Kids for...
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New Age Truth Seekers

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My radio interview with former Kundalini yoga guru Mike Shreve is up — and is turning heads (and hopefully hearts to the Lord!). Mike is a former yoga instructor who ran an ashram, had a number of devoted followers, and taught at 4 universities in Florida before he had a...
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Christian Yoga vs. PraiseMoves

This last Saturday, I was a guest on Moody Radio’s “Up for Debate” to discuss with a so-called “Christian yogi” whether or not Christians should do yoga and whether or not so-called “Christian yoga” is actually yoga (it is!). You can listen to the debate here: TWO POWERFUL TESTIMONIES Since...
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Best Time to Exercise? It depends…

  What’s the Best Time?   If you exercise regularly, you may have already determined what is the best time to exercise for you. Once you have a routine established, it’s important to stick with it. I like doing PraiseMoves in the AM or taking an early morning walk with the...
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Yoga Banned from Public Schools?

First appeared in the September 2013 issue of Christianity Today magazine. — featuring Laurette Willis, PraiseMoves Founder I was honored that Christianity Today asked me to write on this “powder keg” topic. The caricature on the right I think is supposed to be me. Here’s a portion of the article:...
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Christian Yoga? Take a Pass on Yoga!

Christian Fitness Focus: This is a reprint from Christianity Today “Christian Yoga?” Take a Pass on Yoga (Note: Here writer Holly Vicente Robaina counters those who say yoga is “just exercise” or think that PraiseMoves is a Christianized version of yoga. She also addresses so-called “Christian yoga.” LW) By Holly Vicente...
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Garnish Your Plate with PRAISE

By Laurette Willis, Director of PraiseMoves, LLC Adapted from BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness by Laurette Willis, Harvest House Publishers Most of us are accustomed to thanking God for our meal before we start eating. What I propose is encircling our dining experience with praise. In Isaiah 55:2 the Lord...
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Yoga is NOT for Christians – Southern Baptist Leader

Rev. Albert Mohler of Southern Baptist Seminary says that Christians who practice yoga “must either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace of yoga.” Read article below and one Fitness Center owner’s experience with people “coming off yoga” reminding...
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Ex-Yogi Counters “Yogaphobia” Claims

PraiseMoves Founder Answers Christianity vs. yoga debate. Press Release Summary:  Laurette Willis, former yogi and founder of PraiseMoves (“The Christian Alternative to yoga”), agrees with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Dr. Albert Mohler’s view that yoga is more than just exercise, and is not for Christians. According to Dr. Mohler,...
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PraiseMoves in Wall St. Journal

I received a bit of a surprise the other evening. We were on our way home from Tulsa, having attended the Guts Church yearly evangelical outreach for teens – Nightmare – when I picked up this fascinating article in my Google alerts. The Wall Street Journal referenced PraiseMoves in Stephen Prothero’s...
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Meet the Hindu Founder of “Christian Yoga”

Do you think so-called “Christian Yoga” is something new? I’ll admit that I did. As the founder of PraiseMoves, “The Christian ALTERNATIVE to yoga,” I have said for over 10 years, “Christian yoga is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms.” At right is a copy of a magazine from the early...
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Fighting for Soul of Yoga?

Check out this New York Times article. These Hindus’ theme is “Take Back Yoga.” Sure. IT can go back from whence it came. Just give us the Yogis and Yoga-followers — for JESUS! Let’s claim them for the Kingdom – I was one of them for 22 years. Hindu Group...
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Catholics and New Age: A new twist on yoga

(This column is the second and concluding one of Father Bill Kneemiller’s reflections on his involvement in New Age practices. From The Catholic Messenger) A prime example of “New Age” inroads is the phenomenal growth of the practice of yoga in our culture. Yoga’s claims for relaxation and health benefits...
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Yoga: Exercise or Religion?

by L.G. Marshall, Christian (Taken from “Yoga IS Religion” by L.G. Marshall: former yogi, TM student and follower of “The Maharishi,” now devoted follower of Jesus Christ) The differences between PraiseMoves and yoga are evident. PraiseMoves is so much more peaceful and positive and uplifting than yoga. The Word of...
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Yoga Banned by Church of England

Here’s what happens when people do not realize Yoga is more than “just exercise.” Article worth reading from the UK. Glad to see the churches are waking up to this, but sad to see how many side AGAINST the church and FOR the sincere, but misguided yoga instructor. Not realizing...
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Oxytocin is Amazing!

Ahhh – the Amazing Oxytocin Molecule In PraiseMoves, the gentle deep diaphragmatic breathing and movement we do set off a wonderful cascade of physiological processes to calm the mind and body. Biochemical responses occur during stretching workouts. It reduces adrenal stress chemicals (called catecholamines), and boosts oxytocin levels (pronounced “oxy-toe-sun;”...
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