Do All Yogis Go to Heaven? ~ Darlene Mars

Via on Dec 12, 2012
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Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is a practice.

It incorporates meditation, stillness, and inclusivity. The greatest accomplishment through the practice of yoga is awareness of our oneness, as we are not separated by race, nationality, age, gender and yes, religion.

When we pray, we can connect to a vibration of support, love and guidance. In the silence of our yoga practice, we have the opportunity to do the same. One is not exclusive of the other. Remember, that which is wholly is holy. If it unites, harmonizes, and supports the greater wellness and oneness, your religious connectivity will only strengthen.

When you laugh, when you cry and when you share, God is there—whether you align with Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, or spirituality and Buddhism. Yoga does not delineate who to dedicate your prayers to. When we bow down, it is in “Child’s Pose”—not in religious dogma.

We are one and we are here to support and encourage each other. We are a collaborative force of energies with each other and with life in general.

The myth of separation and the undercurrent of collective fear create and keep us from fully connecting. It is not the fault of religion. Faith has feet. Once rooted in it, there are no limits.

That which fulfills our hearts comes from the same magnificent place of higher love as all religious and spiritual teachings do. The phrase “we are closer than we think” is particularly meaningful because it is, after all, the thinking mind that creates the illusion of separation in the first place.

That which is needs no proof.

Its existence validates itself. Whether or not it is noticed is solely up to the viewer—as we see what we are ready to, when we are ready to. A rainbow may emerge after a rainstorm, but not everyone sees its presence. It doesn’t make the rainbow a myth or the people that see it, superior.

It is a reflection of light and so are we.

Do all yogis go to heaven? Absolutely. We just don’t have to wait to get there.

Darlene Mars is a spiritual catalyst, a passionate student of love and teacher of yoga for over 15 years. Her devotions include her studio, Harmony House Yoga in Cooper City, FL where her intuitive and supportive style of teaching facilitates safety and insight. She creates a perpetual forum for broadening freedom through awareness. Creator of Integrative Stretch Treatment TM, which is a therapeutic approach to lengthening and healing the body, Darlene provides space, not only for the muscle but for the energetic origin of the impingement to provoke the highest potential of consciousness. Her calling is to embody balance in spiritual footing and honesty in the human experience and provoke others to do the same. A spiritual muse, a writer, a dancer, a lover, a friend, a soulful devotee of all we are, and simply stated, a grateful Goddess. You can connect with her on Facebook or via email at

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One Response to “Do All Yogis Go to Heaven? ~ Darlene Mars”

  1. Zee says:

    Wonderful post. Honest. Darlene, you are a good person. However, I disagree with you on many points except the one – yes, we should encourage each other. I invite you to visit my blog.

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