What is CrossYoga and what do we believe?
The purpose of CrossYoga is to seek God and his purpose with our life through postures and moves known from modern yoga.
In a CrossYoga class our practice is directed to God. You will be given the opportunity to surrender yourself, let go of stress and deeping your belief in Christ and the hope and love that he has given to us. We use postural yoga as a tool to open body, soul and mind to Christ. In CrossYoga we believe that the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ and the grace he won for us. We do not use Hindu or other Eastern religious philosophy in our classes.
The physical exercises will give you muscelar strength, balance and flexibelity as well as make you calm. The postures we use are no different from what one might know from modern hatha yoga, Vinyasa or Yin Yoga. CrossYoga is a European network.
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What does a typical CrossYoga class look like?
A typical CrossYoga class lasts for one hour and falls under one of the following categories:
In the future CrossYoga also offers chairyoga and CrossYoga 'restorative'.
As for what we do
We start with a reflection or inspiration, for example over a Bible verse, poem or an existential theme. The instructor will also say a prayer. Then follow postural yoga, where you safely guides through the various positions.
In between the postures the instructor may encourage you to meditate on the theme given at the beginning of the class. The instructor can ask questsions or read a repeat a small prayer or Bibel vers when you are in a resting pose. Some instructors use christian music to sharpen the focus.
We always end the class with a meditation laying down on our mats.
CrossYoga has grown out of 'Yogafaith', which is an American variant of CrossYoga.
Our Theological foundation
Some people find it hard to understand how yoga can be a christian way of worship or prayer. This is why we have written our theological foundation or statement.
CrossYoga is not a yoga style ie. a certain way of moving, but a special yoga philosophy (philosophy understood as thoughts of being, life, view of humanity). We see CrossYoga as a tool for cultivating the relationship with God.
CrossYoga is based on the Christian view of life and humanity, as described in the Bible. We are aware that there are divergent perceptions of what this means, and therefore we have described the most central points that constitutes CrossYoga's theological principles.