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1/11/14 1:24 P

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Welcome, GLYNISADELE! While you are waiting for your DVD, you may be able to find some practices to try online. Here is a link to a 10 minute chair yoga practice:


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The DVD with the Holy Yoga book is wonderful, although a long practice might be overwhelming at first. I love that even 10 minutes can make a huge difference!

Blessing and peace to you! Liz



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1/7/14 4:58 P

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Hi!
I haven't done any yoga in many many years but have just ordered a book and DVD On Holy Yoga as i need more gentle exercise, stretching and stress relief. I am really hoping that this will help both physically and Spiritually. I used to be afraid that Yoga was not OK for Christians so stopped even considering it until I came across the Holy Yoga site just now. Been searching for something to add to my exercise routine and this looks like it might be a good option.I am in Australia so it may take a while for the DVD to get here and for me to start but at least I have made the first step. look forward to this journey and support and encouragement I find on SP!

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12/4/11 11:22 P

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I could have written Mooncake's previous post word for word! I also was getting creative and trying to make my yoga relaxation session more meaningful. I thought I had made that up or something. I'm looking forward to being on this team!

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10/5/11 10:40 A

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A few months ago, I was having a really hard time praying so I tried creative ways to be with God. One thing that helped so much was doing yoga while meditating on a verse. I thought, "This is so great! Where are all the other people doing this?" I'm so happy to find some!

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8/11/11 12:00 P

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Hi and welcome- and congrats on your weight loss! You might enjoy Fr Tom Ryan's book prayer of Heart and Body. It is ine if my all-time favorites. Fr Ryan also has a dvd. Holy Yoga has great dvds as well. They are great for bringing a class to you!


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8/11/11 11:09 A

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My name is Steve and I've lost 100 pounds since gastric by-pass on September 12 2010. I am a Roman Catholic hermit and took some Yoga in college, unfortunately in this small town the nearest Yoga group is 35 miles away.

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7/24/11 1:55 P

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Welcome!!


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7/23/11 11:16 P

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HI! I am new on here and very excited to be a part of this. I took yoga as a PE credit in college and that was a LONG time ago. And actually just rented a video from Netflix and should be here on Mon. Super excited abou that.

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2/22/11 9:28 A

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Thank you for telling me about the book and the web site. I will be looking into both. Have a wonderful day! emoticon

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2/21/11 6:50 P

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Glad you found us! I have a book called Yoga Heals Your Back that has some helpful information (Rita Treiger is the author). My lower back used to cause me a lot of problems but yoga has helped a great deal - I think my issue originated in tight hips and hamstrings. I also have arthritis in my upper/mid back that flares up when I let my yoga practice slide! I hope you will find yoga to be helpful to you physically and spiritually! You may be able to find a teacher in your area who is able to work with you individually to make sure your practice is safe and helpful to your back. www.holyyoga.net has a listing of teachers by state. Any good teacher will help you to modify your practice in classes and some will even provide private, individual instruction.

Let us know how it goes as you begin your practice! :)
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2/21/11 4:55 P

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Hi, I'm Jennifer. I have back problems and am limited as to what kind of exercise I can do, but yoga has continuously come to mind. I've never practiced yoga before. I am a Christian and had some reservations about it. I was so glad to discover your group on here and look forward to learning more and getting to know you.

Jen

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12/30/10 8:07 A

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Welcome!! So glad to see you here and can't wait to hear about how you LOVE your training!! I am sure you'll have lots of insights to share with us along the way!

Peace and blessings, Liz


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12/30/10 1:16 A

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So glad to be here. So glad to be a part of what God is doing through Holy Yoga. Found it a few months ago and loved it! So much so I start training this next month! Just joined spark people a few days ago and excited to use it as a tool for support and goal setting.
Blessings !

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12/18/10 7:00 P

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So glad you joined! There are definitely a lot of negative ideas out there about yoga. I am thankful for my Holy (Christ-Centered) Yoga practice!Blessings and welcome!!


"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!"

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12/17/10 12:48 P

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Hi all I am a long standing spark member. I just ran across this team. I am from the east coast married with 3 children. One of which is special needs. I am christain and love the lord with all my heart. Gotta confess I had reservations about joining this team because of what a fellow youtube member said about yoga. All I know is when I am doing yoga I feel refreshed and renewed...even clean. Any ways hi all emoticon

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11/25/10 8:19 A

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hi everyone, i have been a member for a while, but i don't think i have introduced myself. i am new to yoga but i have always been drawn to it and i am so glad for some direction in practicing yoga in a Christan way

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Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it." Ezra 10:4
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7/25/10 6:07 P

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Great to have you here! Welcome. I hope you are enjoying your developing practice.


"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!"

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7/23/10 5:52 P

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Hi! After this week I have officially done yoga in a studio once! :) And out of the studio once! I knew a few poses from my belly dance instructor who uses them for cool down. I bought this book though in April that is Body Prayer I think is the name...any way it is a guide and a journal. So I hope that I can do that now that I know what yoga is suppose to feel like.

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Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

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Hello, I really love doing yoga and I enjoy the Holy Yoga DVDs as part of my workout collection. In fact, I did it this morning and my 8 year old joined in. Her favorite poses are the restful ones, and I have to agree sometimes!

Keep moving forward!


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7/4/10 9:03 P

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Welcome - so glad you found us!


"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!"

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7/3/10 3:01 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Lamanda, and I am so excited to see that other people of faith love yoga and are finding it a way to connect to God! I have a friend at church who is a yoga instructor and teaches from a Christian perspective (though I don't think she is associated with Holy Yoga), and she actually has gotten me interested in trying yoga. I have a beginning yoga DVD (not a Christian-based one, but it isn't overly spiritual in anyway. I do enjoy it.). I also occasionally workout to Steve Ross's show "Inhale" that comes on Oxygen (also not very spiritual, but he does use some Christian music). So I have been dabbling in yoga, but I really want to dive in deeper. Perhaps I am finding a way to do that that makes me more comfortable in my faith. Thanks for being here!

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5/25/10 10:14 P

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im going to be moving around london ontario and barrie is way too far, im not sure how far exactly but i know its in the greater than 5 hour realm. thanks for the info and links..i will certainly check it out!

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5/25/10 11:23 A

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Welcome!! Will you be anywhere near Barrie, ON? There is a Holy Yoga teacher there. You can find info on:
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under the "take a class" tab. I teach classes in my area, but my home practice is mostly with DVDs. Holy Yoga has several good ones (incl the one that comes with the Holy Yoga book on amazon) and another book on amazon (Yoga for Christians by Susan Bordenkircher) also comes with a DVD.

Welcome, Lex! Glad you are here! :)

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5/25/10 8:44 A

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hi everyone! what a unique group! and im glad to have found you! i have always enjoyed yoga but struggled with the "message" as it often didnt gel with my christian beliefs! i know that i will have trouble finding a chritian yoga instructor in my area but i am open for ideas on how to improvise! my name is Lex im 29 and im living in hagerstwon MD on my way to ontario canada in a few weeks. im glad i found you all!

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4/10/10 9:05 P

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Welcome to the team and back to yoga! I hope you will chime in with your experiences!


"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!"

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4/10/10 9:44 A

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Hi, I practiced yoga for many years but let it get away from me. I have to admit that I've missed it. This new phase in my life allows much space for exercise and I'm excited to get back into yoga. I'm excited to work with this group. emoticon

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Welcome!!

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3/24/10 2:31 P

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Hi Everyone! I just joined Sparkpeople this week. I was so excited to find this team! I am excited to walk the path to inner peace with the Lord!

Have a great day! Rose

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I have doing it at home. I have a sister in another state who teaches but not from a Christian perspective.

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3/16/10 7:26 A

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So glad you found us! Do you have a class that you attend or do you practice at home? I teach a few times a week but do videos or just practice on my own at home on other days. I hope you will chime right in with your experience and questions!

Blessings, Liz


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Good morning! My name is Margaret. I have done a little yoga but would like to do more. I was excited to see that there was a Christian group here at SP.
Looking forward to doing yoga on a regular basis.

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3/9/10 9:07 A

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Welcome Shannon! Glad to have you here! One way to start is to look online to see if there are already any Holy Yoga teachers in your area.

www.holyyoga.net

has a list of classes, and also instructors who are not currently teaching. Either may be open to starting a class at your church. If you are interested in being the teacher, Holy Yoga also has teacher training. :) Let us know how it goes!!


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3/9/10 7:33 A

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Good morning! My name is Shannon and I joined SP at the beginning of the year but am just now seeing how much there is to do here, I love it! I have been a yoga fan for a few years and would love to start a group at my church, but i'm not sure how to go about doing it. Any suggestions?

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3/13/09 5:50 P

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I just saw on the board here that we are missing a welcome - so here goes!! Welcome!! I hope you all feel welcome here - whether you are brand new to yoga or have been practicing for years. Yoga is such a blessing to me and really helps me to connect with Christ. I hope you will share your experiences and your questions, as well as suggestions for this team.
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