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Advent Week 2 Meditation Audio and Script

In this second week of Advent, let’s take the time to prepare our minds and souls and to make room for His presence. Take five minutes of your day to stand in his awareness and love. This is a season when we may get lost and anxious amidst Christmas gift shopping, but have you stopped to meditate on the gifts God has given you? These are the gifts that truly matter because they tell you your mission in this world. 

 

 

 

 

Take a seat somewhere comfortable. This could be a yoga mat. If you are on a yoga mat get into a comfortable cross legged position. Otherwise sit with both feet on the ground. Gently close your eyes. Draw the crown of your head towards the heavens as you draw your shoulder back and down. Place your hands on your thighs with your palms facing up.

Start deepening your breath to help you connect to the Holy Spirit. On the day of the Pentecost, the Holy spirit came from heaven like a rushing wind. So, Let the Holy Spirit fill you with each breath. Visualize the Spirit filling you with joy, kindness, peace, and grace. Visualize a beautiful golden light overtaking you with each breath.

As you are doing this, exhale the tension from your body

Feel completely Relaxed.

Bring the breath to your chest, then upper belly, then lower belly.

Now let the air go from the lower belly, upper belly, and finally the chest.

Continue this three part breath by bringing the breath to your chest, then upper belly, then lower belly. Now letting the air go from the lower belly, upper belly, and finally the chest.

God has gifted each of us with unique talents and spiritual gifts. Let us embrace all that beauty and use those to help others and improve our world. Take a deep breath and embrace this verse:

First Peter 4: 10 says: "each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms".

Now let a deep breath out. 

What are some of the gifts God has given you? What are you good at? What do you excel at?

Take in His grace as you meditate on your gifts and take 5 deep breaths.

One more time, Take another deep breath and embrace this verse one more time:

First Peter 4: 10 says: "each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms".

Now take some time to meditate on how you are currently using your gifts. What have you been doing with what you excel at? 

 

Take in His grace as you meditate on your gifts and take 5 deep breaths.

 

One more time, Take another deep breath and embrace this verse one last time:

First Peter 4: 10 says: "each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms".

ased on the gifts you have been given meditate on what is God's mission for your life. What can you do to better explore those gifts and accomplish your mission?

Take in His grace as you meditate on your gifts and take 5 deep breaths

Everyone has a gift. Everyone is unique. Embrace your God given uniqueness, your gifts. In this Christmas season, rather than buying material gifts, be a gift to the world. Give of yourself to others. Build others up, make someone happy, embrace someone, help someone. 

As you rest in His grace for a few last breaths I want you to inhale His Grace

Exhale self doubt

Inhale His Grace

Exhale self doubt

Inhale His Grace

Exhale self doubt

Inhale His Grace

Exhale self doubt

Now open your eyes slowly and feel your feet on the ground. Let's Thank God for this day and to Him be the Glory of your gifts and actions today! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Yoga for Advent: Week 2

Today is our second week preparing for Advent. We will work on opening our hearts to the love of Christ so that we can celebrate his birth with the right mindset. We will do that through an intense class focusing on twists and backbending poses. The twists allow us to go deeper into backbends. And the backbends allow us to symbolically and physically open our hearts and make space for our Savior.  Although we seem to only physically open our hearts, make no mistake... Human bodies are symbiotically connected and opening our hearts physically creates a psychological response. Body psychotherapy is a field of Psychology that has studied this body-mind connection for many years. 

My hope is that this class will open your hearts so that you may know the hope to which Jesus has called you - his inheritance - as we are children of God (Ephesians 1:17-18). Your heart is where Christ wishes to dwell. He wants you to experience his love and connect to his full Glory and Grace. 

God Bless you!


Holy Yoga for Advent: Week 1

The advent season started yesterday and it is time to prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christians should take the month before Christmas to prepare our minds and souls and to make room for His presence. In today's class we dwell in His presence by training our minds to be steady through a challenging yoga flow. We will meditate on the spiritual gifts and talents we have been given and how we may share these gifts with the world. We may be lost amidst a season of Christmas gift shopping, but have you stopped to meditate on the gifts God has given you? What do those gifts tell you about your life's mission? Are you fulfilling it?

God has gifted each of us with unique talents and spiritual gifts. Let us embrace all that beauty and use those to help others and improve our world. First Peter 4: 10 says: "each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms". The Bible also says that all things are through him, for him, and to him should be given all glory (Romans 11:36). Therefore, during this class I would like you to meditate on what gifts you have been given, how you are going to use them, and above all how you can glorify God through it.

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