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The Controversy That Is Christian Yoga

Of the many of types of yoga, the most well-known is the Hatha Yoga. This is the most popular simply for the reason that most people often associate this type with the general yoga practice. Also, hatha is one of the best types of yoga that provide the basics to the practice. It involves the basic yoga poses and movements, as well as the fundamental breathing techniques. The movements are slow paced and gentle, making this type really perfect for the beginners.


There is also the Kundalina Yoga which pays much emphasis on breathing techniques which are executed along with proper physical movements. It is this type actually which is more focused to the aim of freeing energy in the lower part of the body, allowing it to flow directly to the upper parts of the body. Of the types of yoga, kundalini is the one that considers the discovery and use of the effects of proper breathing on the poses as vital.


Although yoga is said to have begun from Hinduism religion, the practice and the goal that it tries to achieve is a union of oneself with the Supreme Being; as such, a number of Christians have been performing “Christian yoga” as their means of making a closer connection with God.


Even though the freedom of practicing this yoga lies in every Christian practitioner, these practices have been met with a lot of criticisms from Hindus, purists, and some Christians themselves, and a silent holy war has emerged from its midst. These criticisms have been based on each ones beliefs and practices, and have become a significant barrier for some, to have a better understanding of the true meaning of unity with God.


One particular practice of this form of yoga instructed by Cindy Senarighi in Mahtomedi Minnesota is set in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church’s main chapel, where one finds the yoga teacher sitting in lotus position on top of a refined wooden platform with verdant woods as her backdrop, seen through panoramic windows.


Overhead speakers tinkle soft music, and about two-dozen students in outfits, mostly women, settle on top of blue and purple mats to start the class with a breathing exercise called “ujjayi”, and is performed using a recommended mantra from their instructor called “Yahweh” or The Jesus; the platform – an altar, the tune -praise music.


This particular class is a part of a movement that’s rapidly growing, which seeks to retool the practice of the five-thousand year-old yoga practice to fit Christian teachings. Hundreds of sessions for Christian yoga are now in practice, from Grand Rapids, to Michigan, to New York, and a national association for teachers of Christian yoga was founded in July of 2005, as well as a swing of videos and books that are to hit the market.


Although the action has stiffened yoga purists and a number of Christians who believe yoga can’t be separated from its roots, a boom has still been seen by its backers and is considered to be just the beginning. Some Christians have avoided the conflict of yoga application with Christianity and have instead created what they call “PraiseMoves”.

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Welcome back to TWE Re-Born, last week on Re-Born we had a dramatic change in events where we had to crown a New TWE Champion. Just 2 weeks ago The Undertaker won The TWE Title from HBK at WrestleMania, but last week RVD cashed in his MITB Contract after him and the rest of JUSTICE beat down the Undertaker and then became The New TWE Champion.

Event 1

Once again JUSTICE are kicking off Re-Born as they march down the Ramp showing off they’re collection of TWE Gold. The Miz grabs a Mic in the ring and demands everyone now show more respect to JUSTICE and JUSTICE leader Rob Van Dam as they have now completed they’re objectives and collected all The Title’s on Re-Born and have taken over and are now the most Dominant Force in TWE. GM Sting comes out from the back and starts to threaten JUSTICE that they’re days are numbered and at Backlash Revenge will be had. RVD butts in and says that he keeps blabbing on about Backlash, but is still yet to say what will be happening, Sting says that it will be a Suprise for them, but a Suprise that they wont like, he recomends that they hand back all The Title’s they have just to spare themselves the pain they will go through at Backlash. RVD laughs and says common Old Timer why wont you come down here and take it, Sting says and does nothing then RVD says ‘thought so, you not got the nerve to come face to face with me’ Sting responds with laughter claiming its funny he should say that. He says that tonight 2 people are coming out of retirement to face JUSTICE along with The Undertaker who is pretty PO’d right now. Sting then says that tonights Main Event will be a 6 Man Tag Match where JUSTICE will face The Undertaker, Re-Born GM himself Sting will be coming out of retirement for one night as will Revenge GM Triple H. Brian Kendrick and The Miz look at each other in fear whilst RVD tells Sting to bring it on.

Event 2

Last week on Re-Born GM Sting said he would be looking at people to impress him to consider them for a Title Match at Backlash. Due to recent events this looks to not be happening, but they will be in action agin tonight as Sting still has plans for them.

HBK Vs Christian

Event 3

After having a thrilling Match last week on Re-Born Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles have both requested to face each other again, last week Jeff Hardy got the win.

AJ Styles Vs Jeff Hardy
Before The Match begns they both show mutal respect to each other with a Handshake

EVent 4

Revenge GM Triple H is in Sting’s office. Triple H tells Sting that he’s been looking foward to gtting back in the ring and its gonna be a great experience tagging alongside The Icon Sting. Sting thanks Triple H for agreeing to this, but warns him that The Undertakers Wrath could be felt tonight and begs that he does not get in his way and they are just there to back up The Undertaker. H says he does not have a problem with that, but still wants to get his hands on RVD.

Event 5

Diva’s Battle Royal

Beth Vs Layla Vs Cherry Vs Gail Kim

Event 6

Edge Vs Chris Jericho

Event 7

JUSTICE are backstage RVD warns them to be careful tonight as people are going to gunning for them and they need to make sure they are prepared for anything and need to ensure wepons are handy as this will get Extreme tonight. Kane is walking by in the background laughing and says ‘do you really think it will be that easy?’

Event 8

Matt Hardy Vs D’Lo Brown
Before the Match begins Matt grabs the mic and says that Kane should watch close as this is the closest he will get to him at Backlash when he claims he will pick Kane apart in they’re Extreme Rules Match.

Main Event
6 Man Tag Match

JUSTICE (RVD, The Miz and Brian Kendrick) Vs Sting, Triple H and The Undertaker

Before the Match begins Sting says that he has one more final thing to say about this Match, he then sends Send them out. The rest of The Re-Born roster comes out to surround the ring to ensure JUSTICE dont try to make any attempt of a quick escape. The Superstars include Umaga, Christian, Chris Jericho, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kane, Tommy Dreamer, Mick Foley and Former JUSTICE members Paul Burchill and Chuck Palumbo.

Thankyou for viewing what will be TWE Re-Born’s Final Show. Please vote for who you think should win and give the SHow a Rating and be sure to check out TWE’s Backlash this weekend.

WQ. With there being many rumours of Rey Mysterio, Batista, Kane, HBK and The Undertaker all planning on retiring soon, which would you be most sad to see go and think will be missed the most in WWE when they do go?

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, The ALMIGHTY.

He asks one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .

Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: So you Believe in GOD?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Professor: Is GOD Good?

Student: Sure.

Professor: Is GOD ALL – POWERFUL?

Student: Yes.

Professor: My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.

Most of us would attempt to Help Others who are ill.

But GOD didn’t.

How is this GOD Good then? Hmm?

( Student is silent )

Professor: You can’t answer, can you?

Let’s start again, Young Fella.

Is GOD Good?

Student: Yes.

Professor: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Professor: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From . . . GOD . . .

Professor: That’s right.

Tell me son, is there evil in this World?

Student: Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it?

And GOD did make Everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Professor: So who created evil?

( Student does not answer )

Professor: Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?

All these terrible things exist in the World, don’t they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who Created them?

( Student has no answer )

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?

Student: No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?

Student: No sir.

Professor: Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?

Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?

Student: No sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still Believe in HIM?

Student: Yes.

Professor: According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist.

What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my Faith.

Professor: Yes. Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as Cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn’t.

( The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )

Student: Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,

a Little Heat or No Heat.

But we don’t have anything called Cold.

We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can’t go any further after that.

There is no such thing as Cold.

Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.

We cannot Measure Cold.

Heat is Energy.

Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

( There is Pin – Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student: What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is Night if there isn’t Darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir.

Darkness is the Absence of Something.

You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, and Flashing Light . . .

But if you have No Light constantly, you have Nothing and its called Darkness, isn’t it?

In reality, Darkness isn’t.

If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, Young Man?

Student: Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is Flawed.

Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.

You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.

You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure.

Sir, Science can’t even explain a Thought.

It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.

To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that

Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.

Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor, do you Teach your Students that they Evolved from a Monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir ?

( The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going )

Student: Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and

cannot even prove that this Process is an On – Going Endeavor,

are you not teaching your opinion, sir?

Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

( The Class is in Uproar )

Student: Is there anyone in the Class who has ever Seen the Professor’s Brain?

(The Class breaks out into Laughter )

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever Heard the Professor’s Brain, Felt it, Touched or Smelt it? . . .

No one appears to have done so.

So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that

you have No Brain, sir.

With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable)

Professor: guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.

Student: That is it sir . . .

the Link between Man GOD is FAITH.

That is all that Keep Things Moving Alive.

Traveling on a cruise ship is considered as among the greatest vacation, where the package is all-inclusive. This is suitable for families or individuals who want to take a trip but are on a budget. Through your all-inclusive cruise trip, everything will be provided to you. What is more, there are lots of fun activities to entertain you all throughout the journey. When you want to relax and let the wind blow your worries away, you can always opt for this kind of vacation plan. There are various types of cruise experiences. Examples of these are party cruises, honeymoon cruises, and island cruises. Recently, there is a new kind of an all-inclusive cruise. This is unlike the other kinds since this allows you to make the most out of your time – religion-wise. This type of trip is referred to as Christian cruise.

When you participate in a Christian cruise, you will be able to strengthen your faith in God. If you have been feeling a bit down lately, this is appropriate for you. It will help you to rekindle the spark of spirituality within you. This type of cruise includes Christian seminars, teachings, and fellowships. These are led by inspirational speakers and lecturers. All of the activities of Christian cruises are uplifting to the mind and the spirit. You will get to enjoy the company of other Christians, and sing songs of praise with them. There are different forms of Christian cruises. However, the most common are Christian single cruises, Christian couple cruises, Christian family cruises, Christian retreat cruises, and Christian retreat cruises. All of these are available to groups of individuals who want to spend a fruitful vacation trip with other people.

If you are interested in joining a Christian family cruise, Living Passages offers you a trip to the Footsteps of Paul. This is a Mediterranean cruise, wherein you will be sailing through Paul’s Mediterranean on board a luxury ship. This is suitable for all the members of the family since this will take place in the summer. The amenities for this adventure cruise are typical to that of a real private cruise. You and your loved ones will get to enjoy activities which are centered on Christianity. The whole tour will be providing activities which are based on the teachings of Christ. The start of the cruise will be at Athens, followed by Mars Hill, and on to Pergamum. The latter is a sight where 7 important churches are located. After Pergamum, you will go to Ephesus. This is the site where Paul gave a touching sermon to the people. You will also visit Patmos to check out the cave wherein John has been exiled.

You can join this Greek Island cruise without worrying about what to wear. Even if the ship is luxurious and private, you will not be dressed formally. Of course, who would be able to enjoy full relaxation if they are donning on cocktail wear like the requirement of other cruises. When you partake of this adventure cruise to the Mediterranean, you are given the liberty to dress in your most comfortable casual wear. If you want to join in the celebration of the discovery of the anchors of Paul, you can simply extend your trip. You will be sailing to Malta and meet with islanders and divers who have aided with the discovery.

When you participate in a Christian cruise , you will be able to strengthen your faith in God. You can join this Greek Island cruise without worrying about what to wear.

Ray Lewis training for second career as businessman
The Ravens’ star linebacker is laying the groundwork for his family of companies, RL52 Group There will come a time — no one is sure when — that Ray Lewis will retire from the National Football League. When he does leave the grueling training and game schedule, he’ll turn to running an eclectic collection of companies trading on the strength of his name and brand.

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what is your opinion about this scenario?

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, the ALMIGHTY.

He asks one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor : So you Believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD Good ?

Student : Sure…

Professor : Is GOD ALL – POWERFUL ?

Student : Yes.

Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.

Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.

But GOD didn’t.

How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

( Student is silent )

Professor : You can’t answer, can you ?

Let’s start again, Young Fella.

Is GOD Good?

Student : Yes.

Professor : Is Satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor : Where does Satan come from ?

Student : From .. . . GOD . . .

Professor : That’s right.

Tell me son, is there evil in this World?

Student : Yes.

Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ?

And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor : So who created evil ?

(Student does not answer)

Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?

All these terrible things exist in the World, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor : So, who Created them ?

( Student has no answer )

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?

Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist.

What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.

Professor : Yes, Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?

Professor : Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?

Professor : Yes.

Student : No sir. There isn’t.

( The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,

a Little Heat or No Heat.

But we don’t have anything called Cold.

We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can’t go any further after that.

There is no such thing as Cold.

Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.

We cannot Measure Cold.

Heat is Energy.

Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

( There is Pin – Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?

Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn’t Darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir.

Darkness is the Absence of Something…

You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . .

But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn’t it?

In reality, Darkness isn’t.

If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.

Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.

You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.

You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure.

Sir, Science can’t even explain a Thought.

It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.

To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that

Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.

Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?

Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?

( The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and

Cannot even prove that this Process is an On – Going Endeavor,

Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?

Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

( The Class is in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor’s Brain?

( The Class breaks out into Laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s Brain,
(this is the continutation)

Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . .

No one appears to have done so.

So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that

You have No Brain, sir.

With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir?

(The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable)

Professor : I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.

Student : That is it sir .. . .

The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.

That is all that Keeps Things Moving & Alive.

NB:

I believe you have enjoyed the Conversation . . . and if so . . .

You’ll probably want your Friends / Colleagues to enjoy the same . . . won’t you?

Forward them to Increase their Knowledge . . . or FAITH.

It turned out later that the student was Albert Einstein..
i am an Atheist i posted this because i want to hear opinions from other people.

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