Christian Yoga Existed in Medieval Europe

Julian (or Juliana) of Norwich, also known as Dame Julian or Mother Julian (late 1342 – after 1416) was an English anchorite of the Middle Ages. She wrote the earliest surviving book in the English language to be written by a woman, Revelations of Divine Love.

She reached God through a form of body prayer through self-guided motion.

Body prayer had four poses, Await, Allow, Accept and Attend.

Await, is the first posture of receiving, held with cupped hands extended at the waist, palms up, to receive the presence of God.

Allow, is the second posture of opening, reaching up with the hands and extending through the arms.

Accept, the third posture, receives whatever comes in life, with hands cupped at the heart.

Attend, the final posture, extends the hands and opens the palms with willingness to receive and act on what has been revealed.

Sources :

Julian of Norwich: Armstrong, Karen, Visions Of God (1994) Bantam Books

Try Body Prayer yourself: Jewett, Ethan Alexander, The Body Prayer of Julian of Norwich, (2012)