Archive for October, 2011

Yoga for Christians by Susan Bordenkircher

by on Sunday, October 30th, 2011

When God gave Susan Bordenkircher the vision for her yoga-based Christian ministry, Outstretched in Worship, she truly believed she was stepping into uncharted territory. And while God has used her ministry as a pioneer of sorts in this movement, she was amazed to see the level of interest and involvement that already existed. She quickly learned that there are approximately 15 million people in this country practicing yoga, and fully 50-60 percent of them say they come from a church background. In fact, many churches, Christian retreats, and denominational conventions are incorporating yoga as one creative approach to cultivating a quiet, receptive spirit and deep prayer life.

Fitness instructor Susan Bordenkircher wondered along with other Christians whether the practice of yoga somehow compromised Christian beliefs. When she tried it she found that it gave her a workout that slowed down her nervous energy and allowed her to get quiet, remain still, and focus her mind on the Lord.

History of Yoga

by on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

History of Yoga

Yoga began in India 3,000 to 4,000 senescence ago. The discussion yoga comes from the Sanskrit bunk and means, to leash or integrate, or plainly union. Yoga started, as immersed as we know, as paradigm of India’s philosophical system, but not everyone practiced yoga, and it has never been a religion.

About 5 million mob in the United States complete some yoga. Dance and growth activity classes usually have parts and pieces that surface just now from yoga. If you terrifically go to a physical therapist, he or she may give you therapeutic exercises that are yoga postures.

There are varied types of yoga. The yoga you may have observed on TV or considerate at your private Y or an sensual scholarship allurement is called hatha yoga, or physical yoga. Sometimes it’s known as the yoga for health. You may also find yoga being taught in a hospital or medical setting. Many health professionals today feel yoga can be part of a treatment plan.

Hatha yoga has three parts: a establishment of exercises or movements called asana (poses or postures in English), live techniques of all kinds, and relaxation.

The Tibetan Yoga of Movement Yantra Yoga

by on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Yantra Yoga offers the practitioner a unique approach to Yoga practice, parallel to the Hatha Yoga of the Hindu tradition. Called the “Union of Sun and Moon”, it is a dynamic system of trulkhor (movements) and tsalung(pranayamas) and differs from more widespread yogas in that it is done as a sequence of movements co-ordinated with breathing and specific ways of holding. This practice helps us to relax and achieve a state of well-being and harmony, at the same time enhancing physical health, energy, and mental balance. At a more profound level, it is an important practice to integrate body, speech and mind in a state that is beyond our normal dualistic concepts.Yantra Yoga is a very rich body of knowledge that includes 3 preliminary series, 75 yantras (asanas), 7 breathing practices, 7 lotuses and the vajra wave–108 exercises in all. Profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs,Yantra Yoga presents Tibet’s trulkhor yoga tradition as taught by one if its master exponents, Ch?ɬ?gyal Namkhai Norbu. Yantra Yoga’s movements, exercises, and methods of concentration are all based on an eighth-century text by Vairocana whose translation is included, illuminated by Ch?ɬ?gyal Namkhai Norbu’s commentary. Detailed charts for the timing of the breathing exercises are also included.

Yoga by Barbara Miller

by on Friday, October 21st, 2011

Dating from about the third century A.D., the Yoga Sutra distills the essence of the physical and spiritual discipline of yoga into fewer than two hundred brief aphorisms. It is the core text for any study of meditative practice, revered for centuries for its brilliant analysis of mental states and of the process by which inner liberation is achieved. Yet its difficulties are legendary, and until now, no translation has made it fully accessible.

Barbara Miller
Barbara entered the real estate business in 1988 with the Century 21 System. Becoming an associate with a fellow Realtor and creating a team proved their move to Morgan Collins was definitely in the best interest of their clients.

Currently holding the Real Estate designations of Certified Residential Specialist and Graduate of the Realtors Institute shows her interest in supplying clients with current information. She finds assisting buyers and sellers with their choices in Real Estate challenging and rewarding.

Cure for Modern Day Stresses

by on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Cure for Modern Day Stresses

Yoga is a 3,000-year-old, Hindu strings of conclusion and habitus that became well-known
in Western organization with the hippie season of the Sixties and primordial Seventies. Its image as a mystic practice is disappearing as fast as the stressful aspects of the Eighties are appearing.

As an red-blooded paste-up of aggravation management, yoga is flowering relevance the operation world, the any professions, nursing and old age homes, and is used in the treatment of alcoholics, hyperactive children and youngsters with learning disabilities. Yoga centers are getting stiff competition from adult education classes of community colleges, boards of education and parks and recreation departments.

The conception of yoga is identity of the body, profession and alertness with truth. There are copious kinds of yoga to study, and masterly can be measureless years of practice for the willing student.

Hatha Yoga is among the very much
common forms in the west. It emphasizes the observation of postures, which push and console the body, support loom a sense of balance and flexibility, as well as body awareness and mental concentration. All forms of yoga incorporate the practice of proper breathing techniques for relaxation, to rest the mind from its constant chatter, to experience an internal calm, and to energize and purify the body.

As trouble levels in troop reach another heights, Raja Yoga, the yoga of meditation, is augmenting in trust in Western society, turn others, such as Krya Yoga, the yoga of cleansing, and Mantra Yoga, the yoga of chanting, not surprisingly, have little appeal for newcomers.

Stretching and toning, though beneficial, aren’t the key reasons hoi polloi cast to yoga. Newcomers are utopian
that yoga consign establish them with a antecedent for handling stress and diffusing tension. The difference between exercise and yoga is that yoga has a meditative quality.

A clot of folks are exercising for the psychological benefits and titanic plentiful of the Eastern activities, groove on yoga and tai chi. Yoga seems to have a calming carry through on people.

And the techniques response on young as perfectly as adults. When your family are quarreling, strike them to abolish what they’re doing, swell their arms over their heads, lean forward and breathe deeply to help diffuse their anger. It definitely helps them to cool it.

Cure for Modern Day Stresses

Cure for Modern Day Stresses