Secret Place Yoga and Meditation https://www.secretplacemeditation.com Hatha & Christian Yoga and Meditation Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:18:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Healing Emotions Naturally with EFT Workshop- Sacramento https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/healing-emotions-naturally-with-eft-workshop-sacramento/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:55:10 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=3426 Healing Emotions Naturally with EFT Workshop Date & Time: SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 @ 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. LOCATION: WILD FLOWER STUDIO, 1320 Sutterville Road, SACRAMENTO, CA. 95822 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Do you struggle with negative thoughts, worry, fear, anxiety, or other toxic emotions? If so, you are not alone! Out of the 75k thoughts we …

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Healing Emotions Naturally with EFT Workshop

Date & Time: SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 @ 1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

LOCATION: WILD FLOWER STUDIO, 1320 Sutterville Road, SACRAMENTO, CA. 95822

EFT Sacramento

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Do you struggle with negative thoughts, worry, fear, anxiety, or other toxic emotions? If so, you are not alone! Out of the 75k thoughts we think in a day, research shows that over 90% of these are negative. Many people don’t often realize that there is an almost seam-less correlation between their thoughts and emotions.

 

Limiting beliefs, false mindsets, fear-based thinking all play a major role in determining our emotional health and well-being. The good news is that there are tools and techniques to help you overcome negative emotions naturally.

 

Emotional Freedom Technique is a healing tool that helps you to recognize and release toxic emotions, limiting beliefs, and unproductive habits that hinder your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Because our issues get stuck in our tissues, through  a series of tapping on specific acupuncture points located in the body, it helps to release blocked memories, trauma, stuck emotions, and helps to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into alignment. wholeness and balance. If you are struggling with anger, fear, sadness, grief, internal or even external pain, EFT can help you to break free. ETT is a scientifically proven health modality that is currently being used by many health professionals all over the world.  If you’d like to learn how to apply EFT to your own life, attend one of my workshops in the Sacramento area. I am soon have a EFT course online a well. Please watch short video below to learn how to do EFT to overcome emotional eating. Please be sure and download the script as it contains additional information.

 

What You’ll Receive:

Sign up for workshop to get additional support in creating your own EFT scripts to overcome or reduce anger, sadness, anxiety, stress, depression, pain, or other toxic emotions or habits.

  • Break free of anger, depression, grief, low self-esteem, inner pain, limiting beliefs and other emotions or habits interfering with your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. 
  • Learn how to use EFT to manage uncomfortable emotions when then arise.
  • Learn how to add EFT to your emotional healing toolbox.
  • You’ll also receive my 15-page EFT ebook that contains 8 pre-made scripts.
  • Learn the powerful technique of EFT and journaling to get to the root of your pain and limiting beliefs.
  • Learn several different EFT tapping methods.
  • Get assistance and support in learning EFT and in creating your own scripts. 

 

COST: $15.00 

 

HOW DOES EFT WORK?

So how does it work? Our bodies are a field of energy. When we are feeling healthy, happy and whole, this energy is flowing freely through different channels (meridan points) in our bodies.

However, when we encounter fear, worry, or anxiety, it creates a block in this cycle of energy. What happens when something is blocked? It’s not free to flow. What can’t flow will often rot and fester. Just think of a body of water without some type of circulation system or release.

Our negative emotions are the accumulation of being stuck in a toxic emotional pattern. That is why some people can suffer or hold grudges from incidents that happened months, years, or even decades ago. They got stuck in that toxic state and had no idea how to release it.       

 

EFT SACRAMENTO EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE

See overview of me using EFT to reduce anxiety! It really works!

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“Rhonda you are a gift from God and your ways of teaching are amazing. I’m blessed to have found you. God blessed you and you are using the gifts you were given.” – Karen Musgrave.

“I really love the class, very informative.” – Star Harvey

“This was so rich with ideas and “A-ha” moments for me. I loved the tools provided.” – Heather Moore

“Rhonda you are such a gift to us and your spirit reasonates with everyone. I’m seeing you grow more and more and the lives that are being affected will never be the same. Keep being in the light.” – Dawn Marie

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Overcoming Emotional Eating Naturally https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/overcoming-emotional-eating-naturally/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:17:57 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=3360 Most Women Are Emotional Eaters! What about you? Just recently I hosted a Free Spirit Filled Living Workshop on how to use EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques to heal your emotions naturally, emotions like anger, anxiety, grief, sadness, depression, and even pain.  Please watch short video below for how to use the script and quick …

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Most Women Are Emotional Eaters!

What about you?

Just recently I hosted a Free Spirit Filled Living Workshop on how to use EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques to heal your emotions naturally, emotions like anger, anxiety, grief, sadness, depression, and even pain. 

 

Please watch short video below for how to use the script and quick overview.  

DOWNLOAD THE  EFT SCRIPT NOW

Please watch the video above to learn how to get started… Just click on the image (above) to download the script. 

EFT Sacramento

Great turn-out to my Free Spirit Filled Living Class on Healing Emotions Naturally with Emotional Freedom Technique. 

Join Me for Upcoming 3-Hour Workshop!

Want to Learn More? Come to Upcoming Workshop!

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Wild Flower Studio, 1320 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA. 95822

Cost: $50.00

Sign up for workshop to get additional support in creating your own EFT scripts to overcome or reduce anger, sadness, anxiety, stress, depression, pain, or other toxic emotions or habits.

  • Learn how to add EFT to your emotional healing toolbox.
  • You’ll also receive my 15-page EFT ebook that contains 8 pre-made scripts.
  • Learn the powerful technique of EFT and journaling to get to the root of your pain and limiting beliefs.
  • Learn several different EFT tapping methods.
  • Get assistance and support in learning EFT and in creating your own scripts.

Register online at http://www.secretplacemeditation.com . Space is limited.  COST: $50.00

If you have coupon code, please add during checkout.

Please watch this awesome documentary, “Heal” on the role of the mind and beliefs in our healing. You’ll even see a few practitioners using EFT to help clients heal toxic emotions.

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Dynamic Mindfulness: The Mindful Parent & Child Workshop https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/dynamic-mindfulness-the-mindful-parent-child-series-sacramento/ Sat, 02 Feb 2019 05:38:19 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=3237 Dynamic Mindfulness: The Mindful Parent & Child Workshop THIS EVENT HAS ENDED! Date & Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 6-8 p.m. Location: John Bidwell Elementary School, 1730 65th Avenue,  Sacramento, CA. 95822 Teaching Your Child to Self Regulate Is An Essential Life Skill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrod6_mY0HA Cost: $15 Location: John Bidwell Elementary School (South Sacramento) Instructor Rhonda …

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Dynamic Mindfulness: The Mindful Parent & Child Workshop

THIS EVENT HAS ENDED!

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 6-8 p.m.

Location: John Bidwell Elementary School, 1730 65th Avenue,  Sacramento, CA. 95822

Teaching Your Child to Self Regulate Is An Essential Life Skill

The Mindful Parent and Child Series April 9

Cost: $15

Location: John Bidwell Elementary School (South Sacramento)

Instructor Rhonda Jones is an Intervention Teachers for SCUSD and has graduated from Mindful Schools as well as Dynamic Mindfulness Programs.

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Free Spirit-Filled Living Monthly Workshop Series https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/spirit-filled-living-workshop-series/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:23:21 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=3111 Upcoming Workshops in 2019 Series Schedule   February-Healing Toxic Emotions Naturally March – Dynamic Mindfulness for Children & Teens April- Essential Oils for Health & Well-being & Meditation May- Keeping Your Heart Open & Meditation June- How to Do Walking Meditation (Outdoors) July- Relaxing Yoga & Meditation in the Park August- Fun Ways to Manifest Your …

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Upcoming Workshops in 2019 Series Schedule

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February-Healing Toxic Emotions Naturally

March – Dynamic Mindfulness for Children & Teens

April- Essential Oils for Health & Well-being & Meditation

May- Keeping Your Heart Open & Meditation

June- How to Do Walking Meditation (Outdoors)

July- Relaxing Yoga & Meditation in the Park

August- Fun Ways to Manifest Your Dreams & Desires

Making Prayer Meditation Beads & Meditation (TBA)

Topics may change so check back each month! Join mailing list to receive up-to-date notifications. 

FREE SPIRIT-FILLED LIVING CLASS FOR MARCH 2019!

DYNAMIC MINDFULNESS SACRAMENTO

The Mindful Parent and Child!

For the March Spirit-Filled Living Free Class, I will be sharing some mindfulness activities that you can do as a parent to help your child to help manage emotions, cope better with stress, reduce anxiety, and increase focus and concentration. Parents of all ages will benefit as well. This is a student-centered class. During this month’s class, we will be exploring some fun techniques and activities you can do together with your child for mental and emotional health. 

 

Saturday, TBA from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Wild Flower Studio, 1320 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA. Near William Land Park

Previous Workshops

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November Series topic:  How to Meditate to Release Stress and Anxiety. Testimonial: “I enjoyed being a part of this positive space and being a part of such powerful spiritual energy. Thank you for sharing this time with us.”

About Spirit-Filled Living Workshop Series

Started in October 2018! Sign up for my FREE Spirit-Filled Living Series where I will offer a free monthly workshop on various topics to help you grow in your spiritual life and live with more peace, joy, and contentment. Topics will include how to meditate, manifesting your desires, releasing toxic emotions, overcoming negative thinking, yoga for stress relief, and much more. 

Jesus stated that God is a spirit and that they who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and Truth. During this free monthly series, together we will explore ways that we can grow in deeper union and alignment with God by  seeking Him from within. 

In addition, the greatest obstacles to union with God are an unrenewed mind and a tainted heart. Jesus said that we are to purify our hearts and minds from everything that can contaminate it. Many of us are carrying around years, even decades of mental and emotional debri that needs to be released!

As we cleanse ourselves from within, we create a greater space to know and experience God as He begins to occupy these spaces with his peace, joy, contentment and love. With God’s Spirit within us, we have our own internal guidance system, and don’t need to rely upon outside sources for our lead us. 

If you want to replace religion with relationship and reconnect with yourself and God within you, I invited you to come. Cost is free; donations of any amount are welcomed. 

Be sure and join the mailing list to be updating on upcoming topics. 

 

Read what other's are saying:

“Rhonda you are a gift from God and your ways of teaching are amazing. I’m blessed to have found you. God blessed you and you are using the gifts you were given.” – Karen Musgrave.

“I really love the class, very informative.” – Star Harvey

“This was so rich with ideas and “A-ha” moments for me. I loved the tools provided.” – Heather Moore

“Rhonda you are such a gift to us and your spirit reasonates with everyone. I’m seeing you grow more and more and the lives that are being affected will never be the same. Keep being in the light.” – Dawn Marie

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All Things Are Possible https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/all-things-are-possible/ Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:21:16 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=3078 Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships? Often, …

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Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our attic.

This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing.

But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.

The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this.

However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.

Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does.

On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and tattered aspirations.

If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.

Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’

Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’

As of the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’

As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.

You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic.

Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.

On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.

Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.

Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.

So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

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Relaxation the Natural State https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/relaxation-the-natural-state/ Wed, 09 May 2018 14:34:35 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=2944 “You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” – Sharon Gannon Being relaxed is a natural state that both the mind and the body should be in as much as possible. Many people no longer …

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“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.”
– Sharon Gannon

Being relaxed is a natural state that both the mind and the body should be in as much as possible. Many people no longer realize this as they live from one day to another in a state of anxiety brought about by fast living and lifestyles that don’t allow enough time to unwind and enjoy life as it should be.

Yoga is one of the best ways to relearn this natural state for those people who have forgotten what it is like to be relaxed and feel free from all the burdens we bring upon ourselves.

By correcting your breathing techniques and allowing for relaxation to embrace your being you will also allow the energy to flow through your body reducing fatigue that many people seem to have accepted as part of their life.

It is unnatural to be constantly fatigued and chronic fatigue affects a great number of people. There are those people who are unable to make immediate changes to their current life situation however they are more likely than most to benefit from yoga exercises as this will help them to cope better, remain more relaxed no matter what they currently have to endure and also give them more energy to make the necessary changes that will result in an improvement in their lifestyle.

It doesn’t cost anything to do yoga in your own time and you can do all the basic exercises that are necessary to bring about change without having to buy any equipment.

Also, no matter how tired you are and how little time you believe you have there is always time to adjust your breathing or stretch your muscles in yoga poses. Those few minutes that you take each day to perform the simplest of yoga exercises will give you the energy to achieve more throughout the day and to sleep better at night.

You will find that you have more time if you make yoga a part of your life.

 

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The Different Types of Yoga – Yoga for Body, Mind, & Spirit https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/the-different-types-of-yoga-yoga-for-body-mind-spirit/ Tue, 08 May 2018 15:53:53 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=2927 “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar There are several different types of yoga and you really need to choose the one that you believe will give you the most benefits for what you are trying to achieve. All forms of yoga will …

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“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

There are several different types of yoga and you really need to choose the one that you believe will give you the most benefits for what you are trying to achieve.

All forms of yoga will add benefit no matter which one you choose because the various types of yoga will always focus on creating a calm and balance in the mind and body while helping to increase flexibility and fitness at the same time.

What many people regard as the most extreme form of yoga is Bikram yoga where the routines are performed in heated rooms where the temperature is set at 95 degrees or more. For some people this can add stress to their exercises and for that reason there are many people who believe that performing under those conditions is detrimental to your well being.

For the people who use the Bikram yoga on a regular basis they believe that the increased temperatures help to relax and cleanse your body and in doing so give you more benefits over the standard forms of yoga.

The more common form of yoga that you will find in most centers throughout the country is Hatha Yoga. This is probably the best form of yoga for you to choose if you haven’t done any form of this exercise in the past as it will teach you all the basic types of poses that will also be applicable to various other forms of yoga if you intend to move into those other areas at a later date.

It is excellent for people who haven’t done any exercise previously and for elderly people as all the movements are slow and relaxing and will assist in helping you to gain more flexibility without concern for injury.

One step up from Hatha Yoga is Vinyasa yoga which is performed at a faster pace and focuses a lot on breathing during the movements. The stretches that are involved in Vinyasa yoga are more advanced than those in Hatha and are possibly not quite as suitable for a beginner.

There are many other variations of yoga apart from these that I just mentioned but they all have the same philosophy of getting the mind and body to work as one to bring about a balance in your life.

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Should Christians Fear Yoga? https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/should-christians-fear-yoga/ Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:52 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=2720 There are many misconceptions surrounding the relationship between religious faith and yoga practice, and these misconceptions are deeply entrenched in many Christian communities. Because pop culture often mixes yoga with new age, Hindu, or pagan spirituality, many people believe that it can be harmful to other religious practices. For much of human history—and especially in …

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There are many misconceptions surrounding the relationship between religious faith and yoga practice, and these misconceptions are deeply entrenched in many Christian communities. Because pop culture often mixes yoga with new age, Hindu, or pagan spirituality, many people believe that it can be harmful to other religious practices.

For much of human history—and especially in the religions that we consider Eastern’—many elements of yoga, including yoga poses, meditation, and mindfulness, were used as physical tools to worship or to achieve spiritual enlightenment.

Though Hinduism and Buddhism both utilize the physical movements of yoga in their own religious traditions, practicing yoga is not innately religious! You do not have to follow Hinduism, Buddhism, or any other specific faith to practice yoga. Yoga is a tool, and it is completely up to you how you wish to use it to further your own mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. Buddhism and Hinduism often feature yoga heavily, but yoga is not an invention of either religion; they co-opted it, just as many Christians have co-opted it, as a way of making their minds and bodies fitter and healthier. You do not have to follow any aspects of Buddhism or Hinduism in order to practice yoga.

Yoga, which has been around for thousands of years, is a physical and mental exercise that can serve as an excellent tool for deepening one’s faith—no matter what that faith is. Christian yoga is not an oxymoron. Yogic practice is not in any way un-Christian—in fact, for many people, it is a powerful practice that helps them grow and nourish their faith.

One of the most important elements of meditation (Christian or otherwise) is to set your intentions. Before you step into the art of yoga, pause to ask yourself why you are interested in adopting this practice. Because yoga is not an innately religious practice, the way you do it is crucial—what ideas do you plan on bringing into your meditation practice? What intentions are in your heart and your mind when you enter a quiet space and begin warming up for a yoga session?

If you fill your meditation sessions with Scripture, the Word of God, and contemplation of your own relationship with Him, you are practicing Christian meditation. In that way, yoga is just another form of prayer. Most people do not pray in exactly the same way as their friends, family, or their neighbors, but we still recognize their practice as valid and useful. If you bring Christ into your yogic practice, then you are practicing Christian yoga!

Yoga is one of the best ways to solve a problem that plagues many in the Christian community: the issue of bringing faith into everyday life. Because we have busy lives (and because most of our society is set up in a secular way), we do not have daily worship built into our schedules—many of us attend church on Sunday, and then forget to think about Jesus until the following Sunday. Adopting a daily Christian yoga practice is a way that you can set aside thirty or fifteen or even ten minutes every single day just for you and Christ.

When you engage in yoga while focusing on the Word of God, you have turned your own home into a place of worship. The physical postures and breathing exercises clear your mind and relax your body, which helps to clear away all of the usual distractions that keep us from deep focus on our own faith. For some, it can be overwhelming and uncomfortable at first—many of us are not used to self-directed worship; at church, we passively sit back and let the preacher’s words wash over us. When we engage in Christian yoga by ourselves at home, it is up to us do direct our own hearts and minds. This is a way to deepen and broaden our own spiritual fitness.

Christian yoga enables us to achieve the physical, mental, and emotional discipline necessary to not only understand the Word of God, but to live it every day of our lives. And, because we can practice yoga more regularly than we attend church, we can give ourselves daily reminders that allow us to stop, clear the slate, and refocus on faith.

In the long term, Christian yoga can make us better Christians by improving our health. A healthy mind living in a healthy body has a much greater capacity to accept the Light of the Lord than a weary mind living in a sick, tired, or sore body. Yoga teaches us to look after ourselves—after all, we are some of God’s greatest creations. In doing so, we engage with our faith more fully, and we are better able to live in a way that is guided by His Love.

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Benefits of Christian Yoga https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/benefits-holy-fit-christian-yoga/ Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:50:55 +0000 http://www.secretplacemeditation.com/?p=2379 Benefits of Christian Yoga Yoga has its origins way back in time, yet it continues to be embraced by many people from different walks of life. Much more recently, the concept of Christian yoga has come up forming yet another platform upon which yoga is practiced. The original Yoga is a practice whose roots stem from Hinduism …

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Benefits of Christian Yoga

Yoga has its origins way back in time, yet it continues to be embraced by many people from different walks of life. Much more recently, the concept of Christian yoga has come up forming yet another platform upon which yoga is practiced. The original Yoga is a practice whose roots stem from Hinduism and which is practiced by most Eastern cultures. So what exactly is Christian Yoga? Much controversy has surrounded this concept right from the validity of its name. Despite all that, the approach to Christian yoga is one that aims to allow those practicing it to profit from the benefits of yoga while maintaining Christian principles and paradigms.

Are There Any Yoga Alternatives for Christians?           

Looking at the origin, the practice itself and the spiritual connotations linked to Yoga, the Christian is left wondering where to fit in. Fortunately, alternatives exist such as the Holy Fit Christian alternative to Yoga. The fundamental difference between this practice and that of Hindu Yoga is in the spiritual aspects of the two. While the latter draws its structure from Hinduism, Christian Yoga is basically a way of keeping fit physically, mentally and spiritually based on Christian values. This is according to scripture from the Bible whereby every Christian believer is called to honor God with their body and also pursue ‘spiritual fitness’ more than ‘bodily fitness’.

Spiritual Benefits of Christian Yoga

A typical Christian Yoga experience will leave a person spiritually refreshed which in essence is vital for the building up of the inner man. These benefits include the following:-

  • Fosters renewal of the mind through the meditation of different scriptures
  • Promotes inner calmness and builds up the inner man
  • Leads to a better relationship with God by ensuring a growing sense of connectivity with him
  • Helps to develop a sense of fulfillment
  • Fosters an attitude of positivity and gratitude

Christian Yoga for the believer enhances their relationship with God since it is a deliberate and conscious effort to meditate and get in tune with one’s spirit. By facilitating renewal of the mind through the Word of God, there is progressive positive change in the believer’s outlook of life and their thought process to reflect that which pleases God.

Enhancing Health and Physical Fitness

There are myriad physical benefits of Christian Yoga, some of which have been scientifically proven to be true while some have been documented over time as per the experiences of thousands of Yoga practitioners. Here are some of the most beneficial;-

  • Improves posture, body balance and muscle tone
  • Improves respiration by emphasizing on fuller and deeper breathing
  • Decreases levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline in the body
  • Promotes cardiac and vascular health therefore helpful in improving symptoms of hypertension and heart disease
  • Improves sleep and enhances alertness
  • Relieves discomforts associated with menstruation, pregnancy and menopause

Christian Yoga for Better Mental Health

Not only does it promote mental soundness but also promotes emotional stability in the following ways:-

  • Enhances clarity of the mind
  • Ameliorates learning efficiency
  • Nurtures positive emotions while decreasing negative emotions
  • Improves the unpleasant symptoms of some neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Fosters a sense of well-being and builds up a stronger inner willpower and self-control.

To learn more watch this 30 Film, The Science Behind Yoga,” and “How Yoga Helps Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction. 

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Seven Reasons to Start a Yoga Practice https://www.secretplacemeditation.com/seven-reasons-to-start-doing-yoga/ Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:21:18 +0000 http://secretplacemeditation.com/?p=1960             Seven Reasons You Should You Start a Regular Yoga Practice? Here are 7- great reasons why! Heard a lot about yoga but not sure of all the benefits. See below: 1.  Stress Relief. A gentle yoga practice at the end of a stressful day is the ideal way to …

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Seven Reasons You Should You Start a Regular Yoga Practice?

Here are 7- great reasons why!

Heard a lot about yoga but not sure of all the benefits. See below:

1.  Stress Relief.
A gentle yoga practice at the end of a stressful day is the ideal way to unwind and relieve tension from your body. This has to be the most popular reason why you start yoga. You’re life is busy and full of conflicting demands. The constant hustle and bustle of modern day life means you have trouble switching off and relaxing. The essence of yoga is to encourage you to relax, take time out of your busy schedule and be present and focus on your breath. This instantly calms your mind and relaxes your body.

2.  Back Pain Relief
Have you ever suffered back pain or experienced sore, tense muscles? Yoga exercises are designed to gently stretch your muscles, increase the range of flexibility in your joints and bring suppleness to your spine. For example, yoga poses, such as the cobra, the locust or seated forward bend, all help to soothe your aching back.

3.  Inner Peace and Calm
If you are going through an emotional crisis or recovering from a severe illness, chances are you feel unhappy and unsettled about your situation. When you feel unhappy or down, your mind is agitated and it takes longer for the body to heal. Yoga breathing exercises and meditation practices help to promote a sense of ease and calm within the body and mind.

4. Weight Loss
Yoga is the ideal exercise to encourage you to lose weight and develop positive eating habits. Yoga philosophy promotes a vegetarian diet based on natural, unprocessed foods.

In addition, yoga encourages you to be conscious of how you eat. Prior to eating, you bless your food and Give Thanks to the hands and souls who worked to grow your food and deliver it to your local supermarket. This sense of reverence and respect for what you eat and how you eat means you take time to select foods which nurture and nourish your body. Instead of mindlessly eating foods, on -the-go, or in front of the TV, from a yogic perspective, you consciously chew each morsel, the more you chew and take time to enjoy and digest your food, and the deeper is your sense of fulfillment from eating.

5.  Personal Development
Underpinning the physical aspects of yoga is a philosophy and way of living your life which guides you towards enlightenment. The ultimate goal of yoga is to unite with the divine and live a life of harmony and inner calm. The Yoga Sutras offers you a broad range of ethical and practical guidelines to living a healthy harmonious life. Many students gain inner strength, clarity and awareness of themselves through studying The Yoga Sutras

6. Energy
Have you ever felt tired and zapped of energy? Yoga exercises can be used to stimulate and energise your mind and body. Blocked energy is released through the chakras, which correspond to key nerve centres or plexuses in the body. As the blocked energy is released you feel energised and revitalised.

7. Health
Yoga offers you a truly holistic way of living your life. The physical postures promote a strong and healthy body, the philosophical guidelines offer you a simple natural way to experience life, meditation practices and breathing exercises all promote vitality and ease and comfort within your body.

As you can see, there are many reasons why you may consider practicing yoga. All reasons are valid. If you are thinking of starting yoga, take your time to find a qualified yoga teacher and enjoy your yoga journey.

Ntathu Allen, Yoga Teacher supports and encourages you to feel more relaxed and live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. And now she would like to invite you to claim your Free daily ezine copy of “Ntathu’s Yoga Tips For Better Health, Less Stress And More Relaxation” when you visit http://www.yogainspires.co.uk

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