Day 10

April 27, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: Micah 6:8 Focus: Exploration for the Next Steps in Life Intention: Stretch the Body, Push Limits For the Body Type of Yoga Session: 60-min yin session with Sam! Pose Success: Lotus Pose on Left Side, Padmasana Pose Struggle: Seated Forward Bend, Paschimottanasana Mood Before: Irritated, Flustered, Achy Mood After: Energetic,…

Day 9

April 13, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote:  Focus: Leading others in positive thinking and mindfulness. Intention: Responsibility to my body For the Body Type of Yoga Session: 60-min yin session against the wall Pose Success: Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend against the wall, Upavistha Konasana Variation Pose Struggle: Eight-point Shoulder Opener Mood Before: Positive, Nervous, Full, Shaky Mood After:…

Language Shapes Thought

Linguistic Determinism I’m sure many have heard the mantra, Words shape the mind. Or some variation thereof. It is a maxim I follow day in and day out, especially in recent months. Though I will admit great fault in maintaining this mantra to perfection, I do keep in perspective how my words affect my mind…

Day 8

April 6, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: “There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day,…

The Paradox of Our Time

“We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgement; more experts, yet more problems; we…

The Quality of Quiescence

Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America and profound social and political analyst, wrote a great deal on the power of freedom, something he identified with the United States as a fundamental dogma that other countries lacked, which would be their inevitable fall. He praised the country’s ability to open the door for the…

Day 7

April 2, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: The Nicene Creed Focus: Ecclesiastical Proclamations of Faith Intention: Quietness Notes: I received a little pamphlet with information on basic Catholic apologetics. Though I did was scourge each chapter in its entirety, I focused on the Nicene Creed. What a beautiful creed that we have to recite! I know…

Day 6

March 28, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: Give us the courage to reach out to each other with open hearts, O Lord. Let our words always be words of love. Amen. Focus: Refining your spouse into a better person as they do it to you; goldsmiths for love Intention: Self- and Joint-Reflection For the Body…

Mindfulness: Awake My Soul

With blog creation comes the glorified responsibility of thematic decision-making. No blog is complete, nor powerful in the least without a captivating, lest note-worthy topic. After spending substantial time practicing yoga within the past few months, I have grown using its benefits. I found that my body was changing and improving and even at times,…

Day 5

March 25, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: John 18:28-20 Focus: To be mindful of God’s presence in life, marriage, and family Intention: Humility For the Body Type of Yoga Session: 60-min Vinyasa Pose Success: Half Moon Pose Pose Struggle: Warrior I Mood Before: Bloated, Sleepy, At Peace Mood After: Positive, Happy, Peaceful Inversion: Supported Headstand…

Day 4

March 24, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 Focus: Defining what men and women are in the institution of marriage; the balance of husband and wife and becoming one flesh Intention: Giving to Keith   For the Body Type of Yoga Session: 30-min Basic Vinyasa Pose Success: Crow, Baksana and Warrior III, Virabhadrasana III…

Day 3

March 23, 2016 For the Spirit Prayer/Verse/Quote: We welcome you into our home, O Lord, and we open ourselves to the grace of your love. We offer you our very lives in thanks. Amen. Focus: Building a domestic church, a community of life for all to thrive in Intention: Being Grounded/Rooted   For the Body Type…