Jul 20 2011

Healthy Technology for Your Kids

Megan

A team of mothers,writers and artists have put together the very first kid yoga application for the iPad. Based on the original yoga lesson plan written by Rachel Glowacki (M-HYI), children can learn and practice yoga at their own pace. In this fast growing tech world, it’s an engaging tool that helps guide children toward making healthy physical choices as they grow older. If you have children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren or any relationship with a child, download and try out this app.  Various studies around the world have shown us that exercise not only improves our physical health, but our mental health too.  If we can help children form positive exercise habits at a young age, when they become adults it won’t be necessary to fall into harmful damage control diets and fads. Talk with children about the importance of being healthy as they grow, and how yoga can benefit them at all ages. Visit www.kidsyogajourney.com to read more about the creators of this fun pocket yoga app available on Apple’s iPad and iPhone/iPod, the Android, and now Barnes & Noble’s NOOK color Reader’s Tablet.

 


Oct 19 2009

Enhancing Personal Beliefs and Faith with Yoga

Rae

Namaste Yogis and Yoginis! It is an honor to be a part of a community that embraces all styles of yoga and support for one another. Regardless of what style we choose, yoga is about yoking and creating union, so wherever we are creating unity within and out, we are experiencing the fullness of yoga. The style of yoga that has moved me into deeper spaces of my personal faith is Holy Yoga. Understanding that yoga is NOT a religion; it is a health science. Yoga has the capacity to and will often times inevitably enhance your personal beliefs and faith. Holy Yoga is a practice that encourages patience while cultivating an awareness of what God can manifest in our physical and emotional bodies. When we intentionally withdraw ourselves from the craziness of our daily living, we find the peace that is God Himself as the center of our existence. Consecrated by God’s Word and prayer, Holy Yoga invites us to worship with the entirety of our being; heart, soul, mind and strength. When we live and move and have our being in Him, we find ourselves in the flow of His magnificence and in the midst of His grace.

Last week during class we breathed in the scripture Matthew 6, we are encouraged by Jesus not “TO WORRY!” We waste a lot of time worrying, have you heard of the saying, “worry looks around, regret looks back, and faith looks up?” In the message translation of the Bible, the Word speaks simply, “Has anyone fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch?” Paraphrasing here, if God takes care of the birds of the air and flowers of fields, how much more will He take of us. “Don’t you think he’ll attend you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I am trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. Steep your life in God reality, God initiative, God provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” It definitely takes effort to surrender and trust that all things will work for the good when it may appear at the present it is not what we desire or hope for. So not only is God holy, pure, love, peace, kind, and gentle, He is also funny! For we are created in His image, so therefore, humor surrounds us.

The GOD humor…Holy Yogini Penny shared with me that as she was driving her daily route she noticed something that she had never seen before. There was plant life growing out of the roof. She asked her friend,” Why are plants growing out of the roof, so strange?” He responded, “well, when birds eat seeds and dispose the seeds in their stool, (YES POOP) life sprouts out.” I thought, how like our God, that even through poop, He will make life spring forth. So in the crappy situations of life, know that life will be sprouted. We just need to take the time to notice where it is, maybe we need to look up at the roof instead of looking around at everyone else. Thank for you opening your hearts to Holy Yoga.

Be Free

Peace and Health,

 

Rachel Glowacki, RYT, CYT
Sunrae Yoga, LLC
Holy Yoga and Yoga instructor
http://www.sunraeyoga.com
Radiating Light and Truth