My name is Sherrell and I show people how to cultivate a Christ-focused meditation and yoga practice. Ask me anything!

Sherrell Moore-Tucker
May 12, 2018

Hey fam!  My name is Sherrell and I love God and I share my passion for yoga, health, and wellness with faith-based communities.  I created Faith & Flow Yoga®.  A yoga practice that teaches people how to use their faith, body, and breath to raise their level of consciousness, reconnect with God, and themselves on a deeper mental, spiritual, and physical level. I also created Sisters Who Meditate® as an international movement designed to educate and support women who want to cultivate a spiritual practice and discipline utilizing Christian meditation and prayer to deepen their relationship with God.

I am registered with the National Yoga Alliance and Holy Yoga.   My specialties, background, and studies include Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa flow-style yoga, Yin yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Holy Yoga, Mindfulness and Christian meditation.  

Learn more about me here:  www.sherrellmooretucker.com

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Is it possible for you to sum up the essence of the true values of Christian focused Yoga?
May 27, 1:49AM EDT0
Would it be possible to share more awareness about mindfulness and breathing?
May 19, 11:53AM EDT0
How do you define “engaged Christianity”?
May 19, 9:07AM EDT0
In your opinion, are all religions true? Is one religion truer than the others?
May 19, 6:57AM EDT1
How often should someone participate in contemplative meditative practices?
May 17, 11:20PM EDT0

Great question.  Daily if possible.  The practices may be different from day to day but present in your life nonetheless.  Consider waking up and praying, reading scriptures/devotional, moments or periods of quiet, listening to sounds, music, being out in nature.  Consider one or two activities each day with the intention and desire to dwell and be in the presence of God.

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessing.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 17, 11:39PM EDT0
How has your prayer life evolved over the years?
May 17, 5:02PM EDT0

Great question!  My prayer life has deepened over the years.  In the beginning I primarily engage in petitionary prayers.  Now I include intercessory prayers and prayers of thanksgiving.  I'm able to move from focus on self to focus on others and God through my prayers.  It's a journey indeed!

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 17, 11:33PM EDT0
What are the spiritual benefits of actively participating in contemplative practices?
May 17, 7:17AM EDT0

Great question!  There are numerous spiritual benefits to contemplative practices such as greater spiritual discernment, attuned listening for God's voice (sound), and deeper digestion of God's word as manifested in every day living.

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 17, 1:04PM EDT0
What next steps do you want people to take as a result of following Sisters Who Meditate?
May 17, 4:57AM EDT0

Great question!  I'm not necessarily focused on steps.  I would hope that the women that choose to participate in the Sisters Who Meditate space would be open to learning why and how Christian meditation can be an enriching practice wherever they are in their Christian journey.  Then from a place of understanding the ladies can find out what techniques or practices work for them.

Hope this help.

You can join Sisters Who Meditate here: 

May 17, 10:51AM EDT0
What physical condition is necessary for the Christian Yoga class?
May 15, 8:18PM EDT0

Wow! Great question.  If you are breathing then you are in great condition for Christian yoga!

Peace & Blessings

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 15, 10:08PM EDT0
What is the history of modern day secular yoga? Is there any history of yoga related to Judaism or Christianity?
May 15, 3:35PM EDT0

Hi there!  So in a nutshell based on my training, researching, and understanding yoga is an ancient practice that originated in Africa.  It was refined in India.  The history of yoga is vast with various teachers and teachings merging philosophies, science, and traditions into what we have now.  Yoga is still evolving and it's amazing to watch.

I am aware of some history of yoga related to Christianity not in the biblical sense but from experiences that mystics and Christian monks had with swami and others in India.  However, Christian/BIblical meditation does have a history all its own rooted in the monastic Christian tradition.

This may be a good resource for yoga's intersection with Christianity:  www.christianspracticingyoga.com/history-of-yoga-and-christianity/

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 15, 8:58PM EDT0
How is Yoga (Bible verses recited during the class) different from secular yoga?
May 15, 12:35AM EDT0

Great question!  So from the outside, the physical postures, it may look the same but the intention and the experience are different. There is nothing wrong with secular yoga as you mentioned in your question.  Philosophy and movement are all subject to the viewer's interpretation.  In my faith-based classes, a viewer may notice how we start and end in prayer, postures being connected to worship postures as noted in the Bible, setting an intention that is related to connecting to God, Christian meditation, Hebrew prayer chants, a worship experience that is totally devoted to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and possible scriptural references.

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 15, 8:32PM EDT0
How do you decide when to pray and when to meditate?
May 14, 4:14PM EDT0

Hi there!  I commit to prayer and meditation daily.  The technique may change from day to day but these spiritual disciplines are a part of my everyday life.  I spend time in meditation and prayer in the morning and evening.  Sometimes I will verbally pray or do a walking meditation.  Other times I will practice periods of silence.  It just depends.

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 14, 10:44PM EDT0
When did you first begin the serious practice of meditation, and how do you actually meditate?
May 14, 10:06AM EDT0

Thank you for the question.  I joined a Christian meditation group in 2016 and it totally rocked my world.  Meditating in a group setting gave me a totally different perspective on things and that's when the journey began for me.  I personally practice biblical/Christian meditation.  

So you ask how do you actually meditate? Well, we as humans all meditate. Meditate is a verb and it simply means to think deeply.  So you know already know how to meditate at the basic level.  The question is really what are you meditating on and how do you shift what you meditate or focus on.  

Meditation means different things to different people so I would start by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to start a meditation practice? YOU MUST KNOW YOUR WHY
  2. What do you hope to gain from incorporating meditation into your life i.e. mental, physical, and/or spiritual benefits? BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.  
  3. Do you know others who have a routine mediation practice? SUPPORT IS IMPORTANT AND MAY OTHERS MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH THE PROCESS

I hope this helps.  Once you address those questions you may begin to research with more clarity and focus on what you're looking for.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 14, 11:57AM EDT0
How do you use the Bible in your daily prayer and quiet time with Jesus?
May 14, 7:55AM EDT0

Great question.  I am totally led by the spirit in most cases.  I started out last year focused on specific stories in the bible.  God had me in a space where I think he was trying to teach me about connections and his timing.  Like reading the story of David.  Reading just a few passages a day over the course of a month I was able to fully digest his journey as a shepherd boy, to the call on his life, his life as a king, repentance, and his death.  I would think about those passages all day and journal my thoughts about David and what I was learning.  I'm a student by nature, lol. 

But this year my focus has shifted from stories to specific scriptures.  I've been digesting Proverbs 3:5 since the beginning of the year.  Same scripture but I read different devotionals centered around trust, and the heart.  Once God moves me on to something else I will move on. In the end, it's not about how many scriptures you know but it's important to take time to digest the scriptures/stories so they can be activated in the heart and lived out here on earth.

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 14, 11:46AM EDT0
How does your practice of meditation relate to more explicitly Christian approaches to meditation?
May 14, 1:48AM EDT0

Great question!  I personally practice Biblical/Christian meditation.  As a human being, we all mediate whether we realize it or not.  So the question is more so how we approach meditation or what we choose to meditate on.  With mainstream or secular forms of meditation, the focus is on self.  With Christian meditation, the desire is to be in the presence of God by meditating with the heart and activating God's word in your heart. This is a grace-based approach.  The same tools are used with both types of meditations but the intent is different.  A few methods used by some Christians may be centering prayer, Lectio Divina which is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, and John Main's mantra-based meditation.  In the monastic tradition Hebrew prayer songs (chants), and repeating scriptures may be used as well during Christian meditation.   In Christian meditation, the focus is not on relaxation, although you may feel relaxed and at peace afterward, meditation is the spirit's response to God's call.

Hope this helps.

Peace & Blessings!

Sherrell 

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 14, 11:37AM EDT0
What did you learn that you absolutely did not expect about yoga?
May 13, 10:02AM EDT0

Great question!  I did not expect the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. When my doctor recommended that I try yoga due to the back pain I was experiencing I quickly said yes.  I Expected the physical postures to help me.  But little did I know about the science of yoga and how it would greatly impact every area of my life.

Peace & Blessings!

Sherrell 

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

Last edited @ May 13, 2:45PM EDT.
May 13, 2:44PM EDT0
What is a favorite Bible passage of yours and why?
May 13, 9:50AM EDT0

Hi!  My favorite bible passage is Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.  It is my favorite because it reminds me that in order to live out my divine purpose it all starts and ends with trusting God. I will be digesting it scripture for the rest of my life.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 13, 12:54PM EDT0
What do you hope people take away from your yoga sessions? What's your objective?
May 13, 2:53AM EDT0

Great question!  I hope the people that take classes with me will leave feeling inspired, open, challenged, and hopeful regardless of their circumstances.  In the end, I hope that people leave with greater awareness, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 13, 9:30AM EDT0
What do you prefer/enjoy about this particular form of yoga?
May 12, 6:10PM EDT0

Hi there!  I enjoy leading with my faith and expressing my love and devotion to God through physical movement, Christian meditation, and deep breathing.

Thanks for the question.

Peace & Blessings!

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

Last edited @ May 13, 9:31AM EDT.
May 13, 9:27AM EDT0
You are both a seeker and a teacher, what do you see is your particular mission?
May 12, 3:24PM EDT0

Wow! Great question.  My mission is to share my personal story, educate communities about wellness, and teach mind-body modalities and lifestyle principles that are accessible to everyday people.

Peace & Blessings.

Sherrell

www.sherrellmooretucker.com

May 12, 5:45PM EDT0
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