Jeanmarie dechanet, yoga hilft christen eine moglichkeit, hrsg. Catholics should know that it has the imprimatur of the church. On the basis of dechanets thought, the author of this paper explores also some new approaches to christian yoga. The author is in no way mercenary and perhaps this is why this book can only be found in used book sales. Uneasy with this view, i determined to go back and look more closely at the christian yoga of dechanet to which he was obviously referring. Yoga faith is proud to be a registered christian yoga association master school, rcyams, where our curriculum centers around jesus christ and the word of god. I think it may initiate a new trend of christian yoga classes proliferating throughout the united states. His book christian yoga was written in the late 1940s and is out of print today, but you can still. More information about this seller contact this seller 2. Dechanet advocated a holistic spirituality uniting soul and body to counteract a world of noise, an unusual message for the time from an unusual messenger. This is a first edition 1956 copy in saint andrews abbey library signed by pere jean.
Posing to bible verses and gospel music originated in the united states and has recently made its way down under. The book consists of a lengthy preface, an introduction, and two sections. Dechanet became the father of todays movement of christians. Christian yoga is a term, perhaps first coined by the french monk fr. In 1962, jeanmarie dechanets volume christian yoga was published. On the other hand, are there not too many intellectuals about who, without knowing it, have put a muzzle on their hearts, and whose spiritual life misses those deep intuitions that are of the world of the spirit. Three of his books have been translated into english. Herder, wien, 1975, tb, 8, 165 s ecken leicht best.
Yoga in ten lessons by jean marie dechanet alibris. Jul 02, 1971 catholic interest in yoga started a decade ago when dom jean. Teresa of avila and christian yoga as shown forth in dom j. We are working on bringing his teachings back into print. He wrote books, articles, and volumes of short christian yoga magazines that he sent out to subscribers. Bordenkirchers approach to yoga is a relatively novel one, but not completely revolutionary. This lovely book is his testament that yoga assisted him not just in his prayer and meditation, but in his whole life as a christian. Yoga faith christian yoga instructor certification. Nov 17, 2017 yoga mudras in orthodox christian art.
Jul 21, 2002 bordenkirchers approach to yoga is a relatively novel one, but not completely revolutionary. This he does, with an acute awareness of the counter christian ethos of traditional yoga. Breath prayers and whole worship, interpreted from jeanmarie dechanet, by michelle thielen. This is a basic introduction to yoga practice from the perspective of a male catholic religious living in france. My tendency in this direction is really not the delusion that books and words are preferable to realworld reality, but that careful reading performs the. Priests and nuns discover yoga enhances grasp of faith the. In 1964, he returned to europe where his superiors allowed dechanet to live and work in valjouffrey, in southern france, where he taught classes on hatha yoga, whole foods, and theology. Buy yoga in ten lessons by jean marie dechanet online at alibris. Catholic interest in yoga started a decade ago when dom jean. His book christian yoga was written in the late 1940s and. He studied yoga with swami gitanandha in pondicherry and then stayed for a time at sri aurobindos ashram where he met the mother. Martin dojcar on christian yoga collegeville institute.
Christian yoga by jean dechanet goodreads share book. He considers yoga, as a set of practices involving asceticism and spirituality, albeit originating in the eastern religious tradition, to be beneficial to the practice and daily life of individuals in and outside of a western monastic order, because of the common grounding in. Written in 1956, this book is a bit dated, but it is both an accessible primer to starting yoga near the end of the book and a comprehensive theology of the whole body. In his book christian yoga dechanet takes up the challenge of christianizing yoga. And in the meantime, i made a close study of yoga in general, the results of which appear in my book, yoga, tai chi, reiki. He came back to france in 1972, and lived for a few months in father dechanets hermitage.
Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Yoga and the christian faith a russian orthodox church. Apr 28, 2016 christian yoga is not the oxymoron it may at first appear to be. As one of the premier rare book sites on the internet, alibris has thousands of rare books, first editions, and signed books available.
He then went on to develop a form of yoga which he believed was eminently suited to christians and which allowed healthy incorporation of the human body into spirituality. Luxembourg, switzerland and germany become latest european. We find that practicing yoga in the transformative light of christ heals the divides in our lives. Today, christians who want to practice faithbased yoga in a group setting can find a growing number of christian yoga classes. Dechanet was a french benedictine monk in the 19th century, called the father of christian yoga by. Bibhu dev misra on november 17, 2017 article, featured, yoga and spirituality, note. This he does, with an acute awareness of the counterchristian ethos of traditional yoga. Buy yoga and god by jean dechanet online at alibris.
Even though it has been discussed for decades, notably in the pioneering book christian yoga 1956 by benedictine monk jeanmarie dechanet, the hermeneutics are still unsatisfying. In 1962, jeanmarie dechanet s volume christian yoga was published. An international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 60 countries. Christian yoga by jean dechanet book 24 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in english and undetermined and held by 509 worldcat member. And then, if you do practice yoga as a christian, do so with reflective attention, to see how your yoga and. It is obviously geared to the thinker who seeks to be informed on the cohesion of mind body and spirit in prayer within the christian tradition and discipline. That book, now dubbed an invitation to christian yoga, was updated and published in 2001. The excerpt in the section above is from the book christian meditation inspired by yoga and a course in miracles by donald james giacobbe.
Three of his books were translated into english, but all have been outofprint for. The very idea of christian yoga raises various questions because it is necessarily related to the concept of interspirituality a. As such, dechanets teachings on hatha yoga are deeply rooted in christian. The father of christian yoga was working as a missionary in africa when his book was first published in france, england, and america. When he was in his 40s, dechanet discovered yoga through a magazine. First author on christian yoga gabriel dechanet was born in the small village of isches in northeastern france on january 18, 1906. It is obviously geared to the thinker who seeks to be informed on the cohesion of mind body and spirit in prayer within the christian. By his 1961 letters, he was living in a monastic foundation in what is now the democratic republic of congo. Originally published in french in 1956, christian yoga is one of the oldest books available considering the intersection of yoga and christianity. Roland hindmarsh separating the ideas and techniques of universal application from purely oriental expressions of temperament, culture and religion, the author presents yoga theory, practice and development in terms.
Christian meditation is a sacred activity nourishing your faith that the kingdom of god is within you. Marie dechanet, a benedictine monk, wrote book on christian yoga, but it is only in the last two or three years that it has. He believes that yoga can help us to be better christians, provided we practice it within a framework of christian prayer. Image pdf with contents in bookmarks, accurate pagination and metadata, etc. We are a network of christians from all denominations who explore the connections between yoga philosophy and christian theologyand the practices of both. Three of his books were translated into english, but all have been outofprint for years. This lovely little book is the testament of a modest belgian monk that yoga assists him not just in his prayer and meditation, which he does after. Jeanmarie dechanet january 18, 1906 may 19, 1992, french.
Jean claude, digging the foundations of the matrimandir, auroville, india. Establishing and maintaining harmonious relationship between them is the fundamental aim of christian yoga. Originally published in french in 1956, christian yoga is one of the oldest books available considering the intersection of yoga and christianity, and in many ways, fr. Christian yoga dates back to the 1950s, when jeanmarie dechanet, a french priest, published a book that was later released in english as christian yoga. A study of the relationships that exist between christian prayer as seen n the spirituality of st. Priests and nuns discover yoga enhances grasp of faith. Nancy roths text a new christian yoga was released. Considered by many to be the father of christian yoga, dechanet was the first proponent in what has become a larger movement of western christians who have learned and taught yoga in the west.
It introduces the reader to the use of yoga as a means of enhancing ones health and spirituality. His father, octave dechanet, died when he was only two, and his mother, marierose braconnier, raised him and his older brother with the help of her parents. This article has been included as a chapter in prof. This free product is a 7 page pdf on the postures of prayer. Yoga and the christian faith a russian orthodox church website. I feel my hunger for god growing, and my thirst for righteousness, and my desire to be a christian in the full strength of the word to be for christ, to be of christ, without any halfmeasures of reservations. His book christian yoga was written in the late 1940s and is out of print today, but you can still find copies in circulation. Michael lockwoods anthological book the unknown buddha of christianity. With his theological and spiritual background, he came to see that the religious underpinning of such yoga clashed with his christian beliefs. He was a benedictine monk, a missionary in the belgian congo, and a hermit in the southern french alps. Jean marie dechanet, who explored physical exercise and various forms as a way to connect with god. Switzerland, luxembourg and germany have become the latest european countries to close their schools in a desperate bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. Jeanmarie dechanet 19061992 was a french benedictine priest who wrote prolifically about yoga and christianity.1487 1477 35 1083 378 443 878 1399 19 1294 1398 1100 1151 1087 1165 122 926 421 74 812 11 1314 1118 227 1309 859 126 1346 169 22 1087 693 331 868 328 601 1042 846 564 1288 335 790 1433