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Biblical yoga

A ‘Biblical Yoga’ session at MHA’s Amathea Care Home in Workington will feature in an outreach initiative by Cumbrian churches this March.

Members of the ‘Moving Mountains’ Christian outreach team will join the session on Friday 9 March to see residents act out, with gentle movements, a Bible story being read to them.  The session will include breathing techniques, prayers, hymns, meditation and a discussion about the Bible reading.  

Amathea residents have been practising ‘Biblical Yoga’ for several months, led by the Home’s Chaplain, Yvonne Myers.  The exercises reduce the risk of falls and residents say they feel happier and more relaxed afterwards.

‘Moving Mountains’ will involve churches across Cumbria from different denominations working together on outreach activities from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 March as part of a wider programme called ‘God for All’.  More information is available at www.godforall.org.uk/moving-mountains.

Yvonne Myers said, “We need to move towards forms of worship that are accessible and helpful to older people with dementia.  This is just one of the ways MHA excels in creative and innovative ways of delivering spiritual care to older people.  Through ‘Biblical Yoga’ we see that not only is the Bible good for the spirit but it can also be good for the body.”

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