Kay Lynn Northcutt
Kay Lynn Northcutt, author of Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction (Fortress), is adjunct professor of preaching and evangelization for long-distance learning at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Our teacher cautions us that the corpse pose is the most difficult of all yoga postures to master, but after an hour’s exertion in warrior pose, downward-facing dog and cobra, the prospect of relaxing horizontally on one’s yoga mat brings both relief and the impertinent question, “How hard can it be?” Fascinated, I report to my husband, “Every day at the conclusion of yoga class we practice dying.” “That’s interesting,” he says, trying to share my enthusiasm. “It’s kind of like Lent,” I venture. "Lent is when we’re supposed to practice dying, right?”