Breathing and the Valley of the Dry Bones

Photo by my fantastic brother, Joe Aukeman. I love this photo so much that I just keep using it. :)
Photo by my fantastic brother, Joe Aukeman. I love this photo so much that I just keep using it. :)
Photo by my fantastic brother, Joe Aukeman. I love this photo so much that I just keep using it. :)

I’m blogging over at ChristiansPracticingYoga.com today. Here’s a sneak preview: 

Yoga is all about using the breath. The words inhale and exhale are probably the two most repeated words in a yoga class. And the word breath is one of the main motifs of the Bible too.  One of my favorite breath passages is Ezekiel 37, The Valley of the Dry Bones, which reads like something out of a Lord of the Rings novel.

Imagine a valley of dry bones. Just dry old bones, all mixed up. And God takes Ezekiel over to this valley of bones, and says, “Son of Man, can these bones live?”

And Ezekiel diplomatically responds: “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

to read the rest, click here. 

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