Posts tagged faith
In God We Trust?

s the number of people who attend church declines in the U.S. and Europe, there seems to be more interest in the bible and how scriptures are viewed and interpreted through the lens of those currently in the White House.  The Bible a sacred text for some and a crafty oppressive weapon for others is now on the front lines as immigrants' families are being separated from their children.  The U.S. has a sorted history.  The roots of hate, greed, oppression, thievery, and power run deep but somehow someway I believe those defected roots were watered with the blood and tears from our ancestors while God provided his sunshine in the form of grace giving us fruit in the form of leaders and warriors for social, economic, and spiritual change. 

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Diabetes Awareness Month

As a kid growing up down south I knew diabetes simply as "sugar".  How many of you all can relate?  I knew many who had sugar but I really didn't understand what it meant.  What I vividly recall were fun moments with family and friend that would immediately become serious when someone with sugar felt weak or experienced low energy. 

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Christianity & Yoga: Is It Really Okay?

As a faith-based yoga and wellness instructor, I am routinely asked whether a Christian can practice yoga. I am confronted with comments such as, “Christians should not participate in yoga, because it is a Hindu practice and opens the spirit up to worshiping Hindu gods.” I have addressed these types of questions, concerns, and more in person after my workshops and classes, via Facebook and email, and it’s a valid concern that deserves a proper response. So let’s get to it!

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What Happens When You Surrender?

Many times when we ask God for something we are thrilled when He says, "Yes". But, what is our reaction when we hear a resounding "No" or nothing at all? For me, a no is one thing but silence from God would send me into a tailspin. I spent years trying to figure out what the silence meant. During the silence I would look for signs and wonders and beat myself up wondering what sins had I overlooked. 

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5 Hidden Benefits of Downward Facing Dog

If you’ve attended a yoga class, you've probably done downward-facing dog pose. Downward-facing dog is a foundational pose found in various vinyasa yoga flows, and for many of us, we initially feel the stretch in the arms, the back, and the legs. That’s the obvious, but there are so many other benefits to exploring downward-facing dog. Downward-facing dog is a very challenging pose, as the muscles are working to hold the pose against gravity.

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What Are Mind Body Exercises?

Do you remember Jane Fonda in the 80s or Step Aerobics in the 90s? It’s interesting to reflect on how things evolve and change in life and the fitness industry is no different. As a society we’ve spent years sculpting muscles, gaining strength, and building our cardiovascular system all in the hopes of looking and feeling healthy.

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