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  1. 5 Step Office Yoga
    15 Aug, 2018
    5 Step Office Yoga
    5 Step Office Yoga A Yoga Practice Designed for Your Desk! Step 1 Play relaxing music for example, music for meditation. Use essential oils topically or diffused with water. Suggested Office oils include: lavender, lemongrass, cedarwood or ginger. If applying topically, consider wrists, temples, the back of the neck and feet. Step 2 Take off your shoes and jacket, if wearing. Loosen all restrictive clothing.  Step 3 Begin with the breath. Sitting tall in your chair, deepen the breath and
  2. Ethiopian Chanting
    09 Aug, 2018
    Ethiopian Chanting
    Ethiopian Chanting  The word “chanting” conjures images of orange clad monks burning incense with sealed hands.  Chanting has mostly been popularized by Buddhism, a religion that uses the ritual to recite and memorize holy texts and cipher through the questions that life presents. At the sound of a gong or the ringing of a bell, we can imagine how chanting begins with the expression a spiritual content. To celebrate the diversity of its widespread appeal, picture rhythmic chanting as sung in
  3. Prayer Beading
    02 Aug, 2018
    Prayer Beading
    Scriptures About Prayer Philippians 4:6  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6) 2 Chronicles 7:14  if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be
  4. Balasana
    27 Jul, 2018
    Balasana
    Child Pose  (Balasana) Nehemiah 8:6 Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. With my face to the ground, I stretch my arms forward, reaching through my fingertips, I breath in and feel my tummy press against the front of my thighs. I exhale, and my hips sink deeper. My body mirrors the image of a child in a mother’s womb. Child Pose- Balasana
  5. Aroma Yoga
    17 Jul, 2018
    Aroma Yoga
    Aroma Yoga Aroma Yoga combines the therapeutic elements of aromatherapy with the therapeutic elements of the practice of yoga.  With this union, is the benefit of a two-in-one manifestation of healing and restoration. Nowadays it seems like every day a new "kind" of yoga is invented. There's horse yoga, beer yoga, cold yoga and the list goes on. I usually don't take the time to explore the benefits of them but when I heard the term "aroma yoga," I was immediately curious and drawn in. I have
  6. The Hope Of Love
    06 Jun, 2018
    The Hope Of Love
    The Word of God is full of love stories. If not a love letter to all believers, it is an amalgamation of extreme emotions, love, hate, despair, envy. There’s so much raw and human emotion expressed through the lives of its patriarchs. Interpretations of the book of Genesis vary regarding the second marriage of Abraham, a redeeming romance after the death of his first, more notable wife Sarai. The question as to whether Abraham’s second wife, Katera was really Hagar, Sarai’s hand maid, has
  7. Yin, Yang and the Origin of Sin
    30 May, 2018
    Yin, Yang and the Origin of Sin
    Yin, Yang and Origin of Sin “I saw Satan fallen as lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18) and he landed in the dark pool called ‘yin’ continually countering the light called ‘yang.’ The Taoist prescribes a balance in the duality of light and darkness and calls it nirvana. For the Coptic Yogi, nirvana is all yang, all that is light, and love encompassed in the pillars of heaven. Both perspectives recognize that opposite forces exit and correlate. In a sense they both would agree that there is
  8. A Broken Spirit Makes You Sick
    27 May, 2018
    A Broken Spirit Makes You Sick
    A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick.  Proverbs 17:22(TLB) Ever said, “You make me sick!” to someone? Ever wondered about the truth behind the expression? We make ourselves sick by allowing others to make us sick. I know plenty of times, I’ve been upset about something and low and behold not too much longer, I have an upset stomach, or a headache. How about when you’re under a lot of stress and your skin starts to breakout? Looking back, I’m sure we
  9. Isolation vs. Correlation
    17 May, 2018
    Isolation vs. Correlation
    Non-Attachment Isolation vs. Correlation  When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,[b] saying, “I drew him out of the water. Exodus 2:10 Moses was raised in the opulence of a royal court of great antiquity. Egypt, much like today, was a status conscious society in which status determined a person’s quality of life. When Moses became part of the royal family; he inherited a lifestyle of Egyptian opulence. This is an example of