Turning Point


Dear Students and Friends,

There are over 400 million practicing Buddhists. A common misunderstanding is that when you tell others you practice yoga or you are a “yogi” or better yet that you are a yoga teacher some people whom don’t know any better assume you are a Buddhist or a Muslim. I would like to break that misconception as I myself am a non denominational Christian who is a certified yoga teacher. I have married all different couples with all sorts of beliefs including Buddhism.
The 2nd question I encounter again from those who simply don’t understand, is “does your yoga study philosophy interfere with your religious beliefs as a Christian?”. The answer I reply with is “not at all I study all religions to gain further understanding. I encourage you to do the same.”

The Buddha’s story is very interesting as it explains how as a sage he lived and became enlightened. It is written that he was attending a party as a young person and his witnessed a farmer dig and struggle to dig up worms and then he watched a bird eat the worms and he could not understand this concept. Buddha or “Siddhartha Gautama” went off his first time to truly be alone. He sat under a tree and experienced his first trance or mediation.

The Buddha later went on to learn the 4 Noble Truths during his journey to enlightenment as follows:
*Desire and the cause of desire
*Cure for desire
*How to cure illness and achieve Nirvana

Here is a nice story of his life to watch,learn and grow.



About Kat Wendorf

Kathleen Wendorf is a certified NESTA sports yoga instructor located in Central Florida. Kathleen has studied Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin and Kundalini yoga as well as others. Kathleen is also a writer who has been featured on The Morning Show. She invites you to bookmark and follow her blog jerseyyogalicious.wordpress.com to learn inspirational yoga. You can also visit Amazon to find other books on yoga and travel savings as well as her children's books and fictional novels. www.amazon.com/Kathleen-Wendorf/e/B004XM1G4A Kathleen has a mission to share as much as she can with her yoga friends. Please feel free to reach out to her at any time for any comments or questions.

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