The Yoga Of Christ The word yoga is related to the English word yoke. Yoga is the union of body, mind, and spirit within an individual and then the union of the individual with the Divine. This certainly seems consistent with the message and life of Christ. What did Jesus mean when he said, “Take my yoke upon you . . . and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”? What kind of yoke or yoga can make a burden become light? Although the teachings of Jesus are often presented from a Western perspective, many from Eastern traditions believe Jesus was an advanced yogi. Can insights from Eastern religious philosophy open our understanding to a new breath and depth of Jesus’ teachings? What is the yoke and yoga of Christ?
Philip G. McLemore