Why a Christian does yoga

Finding yoga

I first discovered yoga in high school. The high school I attended offered a class and I decided to take the class. I enjoyed the class. There was some aspects of it that I found a little odd such “washing your face” with your hands. It was hard for me not to giggle but the lights were dimmed so I just smirked and contained the laughter on the inside. But after the class, I would feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Off and on I have done yoga and every time, I enjoy the effects of yoga. It reduces stress, stresses my muscles, strengthens my muscles, and calms me.

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Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue and Yoga

If you have read any of my other posts, you probably know I have hypothyroidism. Adrenal fatigue is closely connected to hypothyroidism. After 2 years of slowly but surely getting my ducks in a row, I have begun to feel better and have more energy. But out of nowhere, I began having a hard time going to sleep at night.  I would be tired and just could not drift off to sleep easily. Then, I would be so tired during the day. I would fight the drowsiness all day until bed time. I had had this problem previously so I knew it was hypothyroidism or hypo related. I began re-investigating the reasoning for my inability to drift off to sleep and stay awake during the day. After digging, I realized it was my adrenals. I had stopped taking my Ashwagangha and I was under some stress. Long story short, I began taking the Ashwaghanda again and began to look into ways to reduce my stress.

If you do a very quick Google search on “ways to reduce stress,” yoga is sure to come up as well as exercise in general. I knew I had enjoyed yoga previously and with adrenal fatigue, I knew I needed to take it slow with my exercise routine and this time, I wanted to do something I enjoyed. Yoga was also on the list on ways to help recover your adrenals.

After only a short week of doing yoga in my home, I was excited about picking up yoga again. I also had no idea what the difference between yoga and pilates was. I have always wanted to try pilates but just have not got around to it. So what did I do? I got on pinterest of course! I pinned this yoga pin and that pilates pin. Well my pinning interest in yoga/ pilates triggered a pin suggesting Christians shouldn’t do Yoga. I was aware that yoga had some ties to Hinduism/Buddhism but the way I saw yoga was nothing more than an exercise. Well, I decided to read the pin which encouraged me to dig in for myself.

Should a Christian practice Yoga?

Whether it be right or wrong, here is the conclusion I came to.

Is Yoga a religion? No. I think this is where most of the misconceptions come from. Religious people take part in yoga such as Buddhists and Hindus. Hindus do use yoga in their religious practice. If yoga was in fact a religion, Buddhist and Hindus could not partake in yoga. Buddhism and Hinduism is 2 different types of religion that have different beliefs. Therefore, if Hinduism = yoga then Buddhism ≠ yoga. Yoga in itself does not suggest anyone to bow down to a god/gods or denounce such faith. A yoga instructor might have different views on this.  A Hindu might see yoga as an important part of his religious practices while an Atheist sees no spiritual connection at all. Just like if I was a yoga instructor, my Christian beliefs would more than likely leak into my class. http://www.yogajournal.com/article/teach/when-religion-and-yoga-are-confused/

If yoga is used during religious practices of other religions, doesn’t that make yoga a part of a religion? Yoga can be part of a religion just like praying is a part of many different religions. Muslims pray to Allah, Christians pray to the one and only God, Buddhists “pray” (or some would say “meditate”) to Buddha, self, or other deities, and Hindus pray to many deities. Prayer or meditating is a huge part in all these religions  but no single group can say that prayer belongs to them. With that being said, can yoga exist outside of a religious group? The answer to this question lies in the first question. Yoga isn’t a religion therefore it can exist outside of a religious practice. It can be done during religious practices but it can also be done outside of a religious practice.

Will yoga contradict my Christian beliefs? If you are performing the sequences to yourself, another deity, statue, or gods, then yes, it will contradict your religious beliefs. I would even go as far as to say, performing the sequences to God could contradict your personal beliefs as there is not mention in the bible that one must do the lotus pose or any other pose during prayer or for God. Me personally, I see yoga as simply a way to improve my health. It strengthens my muscles, reduces stress, increases flexibility and clears my head. What yoga does for me is what some may feel about running, walking, strength training or any other forms of exercise. Some American traditions stem from other cultures including those who worshipped false God. Take the Olympics for example. If you read up on the history, you will find the Greek ties to the Olympics. The Greeks dedicated their Olympic Games to the Olympian gods. America and as far as I know, other countries, have taken the Olympic games and de-greekified (probably not a word but that’s what I’m going with) the religious ties. When the Olympics take place, the games are not dedicated to any deity, god, gods, or anything religious. The Olympics to Americans is just a competitive sport. It means nothing more than baseball, football, soccer, relays, or any other sport.  I think the same concept applies to yoga. If yoga is done as part of your religion, then the act is wrong in regards to Christian beliefs. If you do yoga as a form of exercise, it’s just that. It’s just another form of exercise.

“One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.” (Romans 14:4-9)

The yoga teacher will say to do “oms””, “pray to your heart,” etc… I would be lying if I said I have never encountered this. I bought a yoga video on Amazon the other day. The woman said such strange things like “give a thanks to your greatest teacher, your heart,” abruptly busted out in an “om”” while having her hands in a prayer like position and other things. I had to turn off the video. It did feel like I was taking part in some kind of Hinduism, Buddhist or a non-Christian religious practice.  The instructor’s views leaked into the yoga video.

There has also been things that have been mentioned in the videos like “as you breath there express your gratitude for the healing in your practice.” Some might take offense to such a comment and  some may think nothing more of the comment. I think this may all depend on the person and while I am not 100% on board with this comment, I do appreciate what yoga does for my body just like any other form of exercise, but at the same time, I’m not going to put yoga or any other practice up on a pedestal. I enjoy yoga yes. I feel it benefits my body. But I am not going to give thanks to any sport, exercise or practice because that is all it is to me. It is a form of exercise. Any thanks I give will be to my the Father in Heaven. Any healing that takes place will be from the will of my Father in Heaven. When issues like might arise, I simply ignore the comment much like I would disregard certain comments being made on the TV. If I feel the yoga instructor is trying to make any ties to their religious beliefs and yoga, I turn it off and move to another video where the yoga instructor treats yoga as a form of exercise.

What if I feel yoga is wrong? if your conscious condemns you, then you shouldn’t do it.

Would I be a stumbling block for others? I think this is kind of ridiculous but I did see this brought up in my research so here goes. I personally don’t know anyone that I would personally be a stumbling block by doing yoga (unless talking about clothing choices) but that is not to say it’s not possible. I don’t know of many examples for this particular question but this is the best example I could come up with. Maybe a Hindu that was converted to Christian that once used yoga as a way to pray to the Hindu’s deities might see another Christian as a stumbling block. If that was the case, then no you shouldn’t ask them to join you in yoga, talk about yoga around them, post anything about yoga on facebook or do yoga in front of them.

I personally do yoga in the privacy of my own home. For one, my clothing choices. I wear capri leggings. I wear them partly because of lack of options (finding modest workout clothes is ridiculously hard) but for 2, they stay in place when I am moving around. I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to wear leggings with a  form fitting tank for others to see because of being a stumbling block to others. This isn’t the only kind of clothing I wear during yoga but just one example. Another reason I do yoga at home is because I don’t like the expense of paying for a class nor do I want to. I like doing yoga in the privacy of my own home and the option to do it when I want. Sometimes I do a PM yoga an hour before bed to help unwind…. There are many reasons why I do yoga at home but my point is that no one sees me do it unless I have a peeping Tom that I’m not aware of. Of course, that peeping Tom might just be my hubby haha! And if that’s the case, well not exactly a stumbling block for him, lol.

As far as clothing choices being a stumbling block goes, this doesn’t only go for yoga. I have seen runners, walkers, gymnastics, and other athletes that are a stumbling block for others especially men because of their choice to wear immodest workout clothing in public. If you are exercising in front of others or in a class, then put some clothes on that leave a lot to the imagination. In other words, clothing that shows cleavage, butt, lots of leg, lots of back, lots of skin or every curve on your body in public is a stumbling block. Many Christian men have struggled with lust and porn. Seeing a woman in tight yoga pants or short spandex shorts can cause a man to stumble. If you wouldn’t want your husband gawking at another woman in the same clothing, then don’t wear it for others to see. Oh, and for the record, even if your a bigger, or plus size woman, don’t think this doesn’t apply to you. A man can lust after a plus size woman just like he can lust after a model. In all honesty, there are men who prefer a plus size woman over a stick thin woman.

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It’s all about attitude

I guess in the end what I am trying to say is that it all depends on what one’s perspective is on yoga. If you look at yoga as a spiritual practice, then it will be a spiritual practice. If you see yoga as a form of exercise, then it will be a form of exercise.

5 easy ways we save on Groceries at H-E-B

As a stay at home mom, I cook about 95% of the meals at home. Eating out with children costs about 3x more. Not to mention, it’s a lot worse for your health  and will cost you even more in the long run. Even though eating at home is more budget friendly, there are still ways to cut the grocery bill. Here are 5 easy ways we save on my grocery bill at H-E-B.

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  1. Local grocery store app: I personally use the H-E-B app. After you set up an account, you download the app, and log in. You then can look at the coupons, weekly ad, products, recipes, etc. I go to the coupon section and scroll through. I virtually “clip” anything I might potentially buy. It takes me maybe 5 or 10 minutes to go through the coupons. I have tried the actual act of clipping coupons but I would always forget the coupons or be so frazzled at the end of the trip that I wouldn’t dig out the ones I needed. This method is much easier. And to claim the coupons, I enter phone number and pin at the checkout while the cashier is still ringing up my order. Digital Coupons are SOOOO much better than printable coupons! Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.
  2. Checking the weekly Ad: When I am making my grocery list, I check the weekly ad on the  H-E-B website or the app. I plan my grocery trip around the items on sale. H-E-B has awesome meal deals. For example, the meal might have a Frozen Lasagna meal deal. You buy the frozen lasagna, you get garlic bread, bag of salad, 2 Liter of Coke (down south any soda is a “coke”), and a bottle of Dressing. Voila! Whole meal and all you gotta do is grab the coupon, and the items they conveniently have grouped together to grab.  I know its a frozen meal but these work great for grocery shopping day or on a day I just don’t want to cook. We all know you eat out anyway after a day of grocery shopping ;-). It’s ok, we all do it!  Another example is if they have whole split chicken breasts, I plan a few chicken casserole recipes for the next week. Yes, the split chicken breasts have bones on them but they are usually a lot cheaper and they work great by boiling, then de-boning, and using them in casseroles.
  3. Stock up on Meat that’s on Sale: If you don’t have a deep freezer, save up some money and get one. This has saved me so much on groceries. At my local H-E-B, they tend to have specials in the store that are not displayed in the circular. I have gotten in the routine of buying meat when on sale. Since I have started doing this, I typically don’t buy meat that isn’t on sale. Since the meat is a large % of the grocery bill, this knocks out more of the grocery bill. And, if you have a deep freeze, it will last a lot longer than in a typical freezer. I currently have a ham in the deep freeze that I purchased before Christmas  because they had a special. If you bought a ham, you got a turkey for free. We had the turkey for Thanksgiving and the ham for Christmas. Before we got our deep freeze, I could never do this deal because I simply couldn’t get the groceries we needed plus store the extra meat that was on sale.
  4. Buy off brands: I buy off-brands about 95% of the time. I personally enjoy H-E-B’s brands. There have been many times, I prefer H-E-B’s brands over name brands. There are some exceptions but this is generally the rule. Many times, the off-brand is cheaper than the name brand with a coupon. So I buy off-brand and other than using their app, I don’t typically clip coupons. I also like ALDI but the closest one for me is 30 mins away. I don’t always make it over there but when I do, ALDI is 95% off-brand anyway. 🙂
  5. In store coupons: I know, I said I typically don’t clip coupons but this is super easy. No clipping involved. 😉 I’m not spending hours digging through circulars or going to a coupon site to print out coupons and then try to remember to take them with me. If you’ve ever tried to coupon, you know what I’m talking about. It’s a hassle , time consuming, and I just prefer not to do it.  H-E-B conveniently places their yellow coupons in the front of the items that are on the coupon. If I am buying the item, I grab the coupon and check it out. See, I told you easy! It usually is on their brand of products but like I said above, that’s fine with me. 🙂 I have 4 FREE bottles of Mustard because I was already purchasing another item. Or if the item I am purchasing is the free item, I grab the item I have to buy. I’m not sure if other grocery stores do this but if you live in Texas and close to a H-E-B, give it a shot.

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What are some things you do to save on your grocery bill? I would love to hear everyone’s ideas!

Safe practices of essential oils

Teachings of Unsafe Practice

Essential Oils are a hot topic right now. It seems like EVERYONE is buying them, selling them, or both. My sister first introduced me to essential oils probably, about 11 years ago. I felt they were expensive for such a tiny bottle so it took me a few years before I started purchasing them. And at the time, I had no clue on how to use them in my everyday life. I began buying them here and there to use in my homemade cleaning supplies but that was the extent of my usage. It wasn’t until, I would say probably about 5 years ago I really started to look into them for medicinal uses.EOSafe

Why I started using Essential Oils

I feel the need to write this post because these companies are promoting unsafe practices. It really bothers me that many people are being led blindly. Many of the popular essential oil brands are advising MANY to use their oils unsafely. Why? I don’t know but one theory is it could possibly be so their consumers use the oils up faster which equivalents to more profit. Just a theory.   Some have paid the price for not being taught properly to to safely and effectively use essential oils. And not everyone experiences the side effects right away. It can come about after the oils accumulate that can cause sensitization.

Before I go on, I feel essential oils are beneficial to the body if used properly and safely.   About 8 years ago, I began learning about the harmful effects from chemicals, processed foods, etc. I decided to try to eliminate toxins from our home and food/water. During this time, natural cleaners were just beginning to catch on so they were not readily available. They were also generally very expensive. So I began to create my own cleaning supplies and of course, I wanted it to smell good. The natural alternative was *ding ding ding* essential oils. Another reason for my intrigue with essential oils was the biblical background. I honestly believe God’s medicine is far superior than man made medicine. Now on to the point of my post.

What is Neat?

Neat applying an essential oil without using a carrier oil. Basically, you take an undiluted essential oil and apply it directly to the skin. 99.9% of the time, you should not apply an essential oil neat. Peppermint seems like a pretty harmless essential oil since it is derived from peppermint. It takes about 16 pounds of peppermint to create an ounce of peppermint essential oil. While essential oils are natural, they are extremely potent. This is one of the main reasons you generally don’t want to apply the oil neat. If you have sensitive skin, even the oils that are generally safe, it is best to dilute the oils. Rule of thumb for children, always dilute. 

What is a carrier oil?

A carrier oil is any kind of oil you choice to dilute the oil in. Carrier Oils dilute and help carry the beneficial properties into the skin.  Each carrier oil has it’s own beneficial properties. Here are some examples of carrier oils. This does not include all of them.

  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil

Oils that are safe to apply neat

Lavender and tea tree oil…. Yep that’s about it. Even lavender should be diluted when using on children.  Some say tea tree oil can be applied neat but I say use neat with caution. I’ve used tea tree oil neat and it has a burning sensation. Most aromatherapist will agree all essential oils should not be applied neat. Lavender and tea tree would be the only exception. When I speak of aromatherapist, I am talking about those who have been professionally trained, studied aromatherapy and this does not include an essential oil sales rep. 

Here is what some aromatherapist associations say about using oils neat or undiluted.

“Avoid the use of undiluted essential oils on the skin.” (#5, General Safety Precautions, National Associations for Holistic Aromatherapy)

”  Essential oils should not be applied undiluted on the skin. This is because oils are highly concentrated. Direct application on the skin can cause severe irritation or sensitivity. The only two exceptions are lavender and tea tree. Diluting an essential oil means mixing it with a quality carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, macademia oil or a hand cream base.” (Using Essential Oils Safely, International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association Inc.)

Never apply Undiluted (neat) essential oils on children under the age of three. Do not apply Undiluted essential oils directly to the skin except in a Medical Emergency, and then only after researching the risks (sensitization) as compared to any potential benefits.If you are Pregnant seek the advice of a licensed medical professional and/or Qualified Aromatherapist before using essential oils. Essential oils are very concentrated and should always be Diluted Properly before applying to the skin.” (Essential Oil Safety Guidelines for CONSUMERS, American Essential Oil Trade Association)

Roberts Tisserand also comments on the importance of dilution. Robert Tisserand is considered an expert in aromotherapy. He also has 15 years of massage therapy, 12 years as a publisher/editor, 22 years as an educator,  and 39 years developing personal care products. (http://roberttisserand.com/about/robert-tisserand/) He also founded the Tisserand Institue and Tisserand Aromatherapy. Tisserand Institute educates others on how to safely use essential oils, their benfits using scientific evidence, research, and data. Robert Tisserand has written books about essential oil which includes one his well known books, Essential Oil Safety   Here is what Robert Tisserand says.

“…..Dilutions of essential oils are generally more effective in this area, because the skin does not respond well to concentrated EOs. They are drying, the risk of adverse reactions is increased significantly, and for skin care/personal care you simply do not need more than 1-5% essential oil.

About 5% of applied EO is absorbed into the body through the skin, but more if undiluted oils are used. When you first apply an EO to the skin, 100% of it is there for a while. This is when any adverse skin reaction will occur, so while it is true that most of it evaporates with time, this is not as relevant as the initial dilution.

Essential oil dilution is important for two safety reasons. One, to avoid skin reactions: irritation, sensitization and phototoxicity. Two, to avoid systemic toxicity, such as fetotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, carcinogenicity and neurotoxicity. Adverse skin reactions are obvious when they happen, but systemic toxicities may not be. Skin reactions are totally dilution-dependent, and safety guidelines exist to minimize risk. This does not mean of course that every time a person uses an undiluted oil there will be an adverse reaction. Many times there won’t. But more is not always better, and minimizing risk is generally a good idea. A phototoxic reaction for example, can be very, very nasty.

If you want to know more about what can go wrong and why, I would recommend my book Essential Oil Safety 2e.

Regards,
Robert” ( Robert Tisserand, Why Essential Oil Dilution is Important)

Back in April, some were sharing a very scary experience that a woman had from using essential oils unsafely. She shared her story NOT to put down the brand of oils or even disregard essential oils but to inform others of the safety issues. After many ugly and aggressive comments, she set he profile page to private. You can no longer view her story from her page. It took me a while to find the pictures. I found the story on Robbert Tisserand Essential Training facebook page. Pictures as well as the information can be found at Robert Tisserand Essential Training; Annelise Fratella-Lentz severe reaction.  At the time of the reaction, she had used one drop of a kid’s blend on the abdomen. Skin sensitization is real and can be very dangerous. For more information on skin sensitization, how to avoid reactions, visit The Girl Behind the Counter- Misuse of essential oils:Sensitization. Her reaction was life threatening and could have cost her life. Here is a response after she was released from the hospital. This was not Annelise’s first time application of essential oil. In the story that she shared (and many attacked her), she stated this was probably caused by an accumulation of over use of essential oils. She used the oils both topically undiluted and internally.

 

 

Ingesting Oils

I did this once and this was because a sales rep said you could. My instinct was telling me no but, I was curious. Even if it was safe to ingest these oils, WHY WOULD YOU!?! It was disgusting.  I used lemon essential oils in some water. Trust me NOT GOOD. It doesn’t taste like fresh squeezed lemons. And the oils are expensive. Yes, lemon essential oil are generally one of the cheaper oils. Lemons are cheap. Word to the wise, just buy some lemons or lemon juice if you want some lemon water or detox drink.

Lemon essential oils are a popular choice to ingest. Peppermint is another. Peppermint has caused some to burn their vocal chords. So PLEASE DO NOT ingest any oils. Buy the lemons, buy the peppermint leaves and put it in your drink but skip the essential oils in your food and drink.

Here is what the experts of aromatherapy say

“Only practitioners who are qualified to diagnose, trained to weigh the risks against benefits, and have a knowledge of essential oil pharmachology should prescribe essential oils for oral administration.” Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety, page 50″ (Essential Oil Safety, American Oil Trade Association)

Do not take essential oils internally without appropriate advanced aromatherapy education and understanding of the safety issues involved in doing so. To learn more, we recommend you receive education from a NAHA approved school. Please visit here to explore schools. Many individuals throughout the United States and the world are utilizing essential oils internally. Most are doing so without appropriate knowledge or understanding of how, when, how much, what essential oils, for what purpose, safety concerns, etc. Whilst NAHA does not support the uneducated use of essential oils internally, we are dedicated to providing education in this area so that internal use is better understood and if done, is performed safely and effectively.” ( NAHA Safety Statments)

“Do not use essential oils internally unless trained to do so.” (NAHA General Safety Precautions)

Here is an insert from a medical journal about a VERY scary incidence of someone who ingested essential oils.

“Peppermint oil is easily available as a constituent of medicines. A near fatal case due to ingestion of toxic dose of oral peppermint oil is being reported. The patient came in a comatosed state and was in shock. She was managed with mechanical ventilation and ionotropes. Her vital parameters reached normal within 8 hours and became conscious by 24 hours. The side effects of peppermint oil are considered to be mild but this case report warns that ingestion of oral toxic doses of peppermint oil could be dangerous.” (US National Library of Medicine, PMCID: PMC3546250, A Near Fatal case of High Dose Peppermint Oil Ingestion-Lesson Learnt)

Sun Exposure and Citrus Oils

Some essential oils usually citrus oils like orange, lemon, bergamont, can cause a reaction called phototoxicity. This is when the natural molecules in the cutrus oils reacte to the UVA rays. Some of the side effects of photoxicity can but not limited to burning, blistering, and burning on the skin. If the phototoxic oils are applied to the skin, UVA lights or sun should be avoided for 12-18 hours.For more information about photoxicity, you can read about it at Aromaweb.

Children, Elderly, Babies and Pregnancy

It is always a good idea to use extreme precautions with children, elderly, pregnancy and babies. Most oils should be diluted even further when using it on children, babies, elderly and during pregnancy. The Happy Homemaker has made a good blog post about essential oils safe for children and babies.

Due to the delicacy of pregnancy, using essential oils during pregnacy should be used with knowledge and caution. For more information for the use of essential oils during pregnancy, go to NAHA’s Pregnancy Safety.

Allergic Reactions

When using any oil for the first time, it is always a good idea to do a skin patch test to test for any allergic reactions. Visit Aromaweb’s How to do a skin patch test for more information. If your allergic to say cedarwood, then you will probably be allergic to cedarwood essential oil.

Health conditions

Some essential oils can cause someone with epilepsy to go into a seizure. Other health conditions can cause adverse reactions. Research and review any essential oils you use or plan on using if you have health conditions. You can visit Aromaweb’s Essential Oil Profiles to check out each essential oils saftey precautions.

Not all essential oils are safe for practice in Aromatherapy

There are some hazardous essential oils and for the list of them, go to Aromaweb’s Hazardous Essential Oils for more information.

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Educate yourself

As stated above, essential oils are extremely potent. Educating oneself when using ANY brand of essential oil is a wise idea. Don’t take my word for it. Research it and apply the knowledge. If unsure, consult with an Aromatherapist.

 

FREE digital copy of Kung Fu Panda

I know my last post said I wouldn’t be posting anything until the 1st of the year but I received this offer after using the 75% off movie code so I have to share. I will be making this one quick. Smile

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