Sam Harris - Atheist Spirituality (2012 Remix)

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SPIRITUAL AWAKENING- Get ready for Earth changes

The spiritual awakening begins with some kind of uneasiness, a generalized and widespread premonition that we are in the final times of a cycle. The search for truth leads to spirituality, to a door in our heart that allows us to reach another type of knowledge: the inner one. Through that knowledge we can achieve mystical experiences; those are experiences from our soul or spirit that allow us to know the mysteries of life and nature. In order to reach that knowledge, many people resort to certain practices: Yoga, Tai Chi, relaxation, meditation, techniques to activate chakras, astral projection, etc. All those are helping tools, but the true awakening is that of the consciousness. It is achieved with will, in a rigorous work upon ourselves that enables us to grow spiritually until we reach inner enlightenment. Our planet is about to undergo a process of change. The time for a new era is coming close: a period when spirituality, love and peace will prevail. But before, great sufferings will come to this humanity. Do you wish to be prepared for that? INFO: www.giantredplanet.com Because of the immense importance of this universal message for humanity, during the year 2011 the Association Alcione is sending by mail free printed copies of the book”Hercolubus or Red Planet” to any place worldwide. There are translations to numerous languages. You can request a copy by writing to: infohercolubus@gmail.com “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976

Yoga For Kids - The Art of Meditation With Yoga

Watch Yoga For Kids And Its Importance - Kids Learning Videos. When Lord Shiva wanted to meet Parvati lord Ganesha stopped him with a stick. So now let us learn the stick pose in Yoga.. To watch more entertaining and educating videos on animation stories nursery rhymes learning series and school poems SUBSCRIBE NOW at www.youtube.com To watch more kids animation videos in high quality log onto www.youtube.com

Westboro Baptist bigots and Christianity, Christians caused the Dark Ages and Ducking questions?

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Suggestions To Assist People That Require Info On Yoga And Breathing

Yoga and breathing have an incredible power to naturally reduce stress and relax the muscles in the body as well as calm the mind. When you undertake a focused routine, you can find yourself feeling renewed and refreshed. Meditating with a proper routine is shown to be a great stress reducing technique for daily life.

There are many specific postures that you can do, that incorporate a focus on your inhaling process. You want to keep the spine straight and long. Breathe deeply and slowly into the belly and count the breaths.

A proper posture is excellent for gaining clarity of the mind and increasing your body’s energy. It is actually a useful way to ward off depression. Your mind feels clear with the more oxygen you breathe in.

When your nerves are frazzled and you need to wind down, focused breaths are a wonderful option. Your circulation is also improved with the intake of fresh oxygen. Decreasing stress is not always easily achieved.

By truly being focused on your breath, you are drawn in to the present. You can appreciate each precious moment as it comes and slow the pace of your life down, if only for a few minutes. Many people do not truly relax during the day and this is one way to ensure it.

Always do a focused routine in a seated position and keep the spine straightened. You should slowly move along the spine and elongate all areas from the arms to the neck. Many need a mantra to focus on as well.

You want all of the muscles in your body to be free of tension and stress. Be still and allow the inhaling and exhaling rhythm to take over. You want to feel the breath passing from the center of your nostrils.

Each of the yoga and breathing techniques is unique and individual. Take the time to really focus in on it and appreciate each and every breath going in and out of the body. By doing these sessions, you will feel the stresses of your normal day lift off.

The advantages of yoga and breathing routines are recognized in today’s society. If more people practiced yoga and meditation, maybe medications would become unnecessary.

The Wedding Ring

One’s wedding ring is often a person’s most essential item of jewellery, because of the huge significance that it has for its owner. It is meant to denote the love that exists between two people. In most countries, the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand - the ring finger, although in Norway, Germany and Russia, it is worn on the fourth finger of the right hand.

It is generally a good idea to have your finger measured by an expert, before buying an expensive ring, because fingers swell and shrink over the course of a life span and a good jeweller will know how much leeway to allow. If the change in the size of your finger is likely to be lasting, it is a good idea to have the ring resized, this is so that it will neither cut into you nor fall off your finger easily.

These days a lot of couples like to go shopping for wedding rings together, because they want to get a pair of identical rings that both of them likes. However, it does not have to be like that. In fact it never was, because the man bought the ring for his fiancee as a surprise. So, if you do not share the same tastes, do not worry about it.

There are hundreds of styles to choose from and several kinds and qualities of metal too. Yellow gold is still the most popular, but there is white gold and specialist golds too like Welsh gold, which is very rare. Besides gold, platinum and titanium are very popular too.

A fast developing trend is for a couple to design or have designed a unique pair of wedding rings. At first, you would think that this would be very expensive, but it is not necessarily so. If you keep your design modest and the stones, if any, equally so, then the rings might only cost 10%-20% more than those off the shelf.

Gold is still the most popular metal for a wedding ring, but silver is starting to gain ground too, although it was always looked on as the poor cousin before. Likewise, diamonds are the still the number one stone of choice, but sapphires are also very popular nowadays. Or you could go for plain bands with something like a Celtic knot design.

Shopping for wedding rings can be fun, but it is easy to go over the top and spend much more than you intended to. You could decide how much you can afford and stick to it, not that that always works either. Expect to pay a lot more for the bride’s wedding ring than the groom’s. This is because the bride’s ring usually contains diamonds, whereas the groom’s is often a plain band of gold.

You could further personalize your wedding rings with an inscription and a date. Personalized, or unique wedding rings often get handed down through the generations. Possibly, yours will too. Or, if you want to wear your grandmother’s handed-down ring, you could personalize it in some way, so that it is both old and yet something of you as well.

Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on many topics, but is currently involved with Celtic Knot rings. If you have an interest in wedding rings too, please go to our website now at White Gold Claddagh Ring

An Overview On Prayer Beads

Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam many distinct faiths of Christianity and even some Native American and African faiths and cultures all use different types of prayer beads.

And since over 75% of all Americans claim to follow some sort of faith, whether it be an organized church or just a belief system, it would only make sense that lots of individuals would be interested in beads which could assist them celebrate their spirituality.

Prayer Beads are not really bead jewelry in the normal fashion sense, but rather the beads are typically used as a counting mechanism where the individual says a prayer or thinks about certain things for each bead on the string. Prayer beads could be made out of just about any material, which includes cheaper material like glass and plastics to far more pricey materials like crystal, stone and some exclusive wood.

There are a lot of bead jewelry artisans making prayer beads on the web, but not quite many will craft shows or local artist fairs. This means the marketplace is wide open if you’re going to try to expand your jewelry company with prayer beads.

If you’re going to make prayer beads then I advise you choose you craft shows meticulously, do your homework and think carefully about packaging. You will desire to make certain you might be creating bead pieces that are faithful to whatever faith the beads are employed by, and you might want to go to a local house of worship and show your wares to the folks in charge there.

Some churches and other locations of worship will even bless your objects for a small donation!

Prayer beads in particular often come with sample prayers, directions on use or even a written history of the prayer bead tradition for a particular faith. I recommend you careful study this and always include something written with every set of prayer beads you sell. You might even put that info on the back of one of one’s business cards for repeat customers!

It is a practice which will benefit everyone, a space of time exactly where one is fully absorbed in some thing apart from worries. It offers our mind and our body a possibility to loosen up and that in itself is healing.

Brittany Mieler is an author who enjoys writing about prayer beads and other topics.

Enhancing Your Sporting Abilities With Yoga

Yoga has been practiced on Earth for a few thousand years but it is not just an ancient practice that helps people get in tune with their spiritual side.

Over the past few years yoga has risen in popularity with its health benefits often being publicised. The medics of the sporting world have not ignored this and it is now being used in sport to great effect.

Yoga used to be seen as something for professional or intellectual types only but not any more.

These days everyone can get into yoga and it is very easy to find a studio near you to get started.

A relatively new type of profession that has appeared is the Yoga Sports Scientist. These people train athletes in specific, targeted yoga exercises alongside their normal sports training.

The positive things being reported by sports people include some results that are pretty unexpected.

For instance, if a YSS was working with a soccer player, it might be obvious to say that the exercises taught by the YSS are going to increase the agility of the soccer player, and that could well be one of their goals.

It would be less obvious to think that the yoga will allow the player to focus his mind on the game much better than usual, which in turn could easily mean he pulls off some fantastic play during his weekly game, the direct result of incorporating targeted yoga into his usual training regime.

An even less obvious benefit to the human body might be considered in the case of a boxer. The particular style of training for the average boxer is designed to bulk them up and make them balance somewhere between super strong and lightning fast.

This might mean that the boxers muscles are shortened as well as tightened and that in turn might mean a slightly smaller reach. The short tight muscles may be more powerful but long term health does not benefit at all.

Some of the postures and poses of yoga stretch tendons and muscles and those poses would benefit the boxer very much.

The boxer would also benefit from an increase in agility and movement, increased awareness and ability to focus.

Those who play tennis can benefit from improved agility as well as being more able to stretch for long balls, and reach them. Runners will benefit from greater back, leg and foot strength and the improved focusing abilities will certainly help those that run longer distances.

Sports professionals can extend their playing careers as well as increase their potential earnings, just like Ryan Giggs, who still plays first team English soccer for Manchester United at the ripe old age of 38, while most players in that league hang up their boots in their early thirties.

An archer benefits from greater levels of concentration, along with arm and upper body strength, and an ice skater can benefit from with a better ability to balance and focus, as well as the obvious strength increases, showing that just about any kind of sportsman or woman can enhance their abilities with yoga.

Yoga is not a sport but if the yoga sports scientists get their way then we will surely see some fantastic achievements in the years to come.

Discover hints and tips on yoga for sport from Liz Pennington on her new informative website aimed at yoga for beginners YOGA BODY AND MIND

My Religious Ways In Later Years

In my twenties I continued reading books on philosophy and religion, but I tended towards Buddhism and Hinduism, which seemed very closely related to my family’s spiritualist beliefs. I practiced yoga, but being physically lazyish by nature, I preferred the more psychic exercises.

I meditated. I would not drink alcohol for 48 hours before the evening that I had asked for permission to meditate; then I would exercise, bathe and lie down in a dimly lit room. I used to begin by relaxing my body.

The procedure that worked best for me was to imagine tiny factory workers in overalls at each muscle and, beginning from my feet, I would send them off for luncheon. I would walk them all up into my head and out of my ears so that I was ‘paralyzed’. Then, I imagined a crevice opening up in the middle of my mind and I forced my thoughts jump over it as it grew wider.

Petty thoughts disappeared quickly, but even persistent, deep-seated problems would eventually fall down the crack. Then I would be left alone in me. I never got rid of ‘me’ strive as I might. The next step for me would be to pose a question.

An instance is: ‘How can I tell the difference between a significant dream and my mind just processing the day;s activities?’ Invariably I would see myself, from the back or over head, sitting in a cinema or a theatre alone.

Then someone would be on stage and start a film. The person would commentate and stop and restart the film until I understood the answer to my question. The commentator was nearly always the same one, but if it was not, I made him tell me his name before I would pay any attention.

In this state, people who saw me reckoned that I was asleep, but I could hear each noise that was made in the household and on the street outside. People said I snored too, but I could hear myself snoring.

To this day, if I relax deeply, I snore but I can hear everything and am not asleep. My wife often turns the TV off while I am listening to it. I know that lots of men say that, which makes it more, not less, true. It shows that meditation is natural and that we can all do it if we give ourselves the opportunity.

When I was a teenager, I got into the habit of scribbling my dreams down, because I have the type of memory that remembers things when I have written them down. I can throw the paper away then and I will remember|.

Anyway, I can remember my dreams now without having to write them down, but what is more valuable than that in my mind is that I have always known if I am dreaming. One last thing, when I walk in my dreams it is on two legs but if I run it is on all fours like a dog. Many people have called me ‘wolf’ or ‘bear’ in my life, have they seen something? (My wife says she sees me as a wolf too)’

I do not mean anything weird, but it is something of a coincidence or not? Last year, I was talking to a girlfriend of my wife and she said that she runs on all fours in her dreams too. She was bowled over when I said I did too. How many more are there?

Owen Jones, the writer of this article, writes on a variety of topics, but is now concerned with non-religious beliefs. If you want to know more go to What is Religious Belief?

An Easy Guide to Preventing Panic Attacks

In the middle of a panic attack, visualize a peaceful scene. It may be hard to do this at first, but with a little practice you will be able to ride out a panic attack by visualizing a peaceful place and allowing yourself to relax until the panic attack subsides.

Don’t fight a panic attack or you’ll end up increasing the adrenaline in your body and making the situation much worse. Remember that this too shall pass and that you just have to wait it out. I like to remember that in an hour I’ll be looking back on it instead of being in the middle of it.

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If you are having trouble dealing with your panic attacks and do not know what to do, try to learn proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Just learning how to breath in a more open and relaxed manner can help you get control of any future panic attacks.

Some processed foods, and many fast food items, can actually trigger panic attacks. I won’t name the company, but there is a type of fried chicken that would cause my heart to start palpitating within 30 minutes of eating it! Stick to wholesome, fresh foods you prepare yourself to avoid an attack.

Work through your panic attack by disempowering it. Remind yourself over and over again that the attacks have never hurt you and don’t have the ability to do so. Tell yourself that you know what it is and know that it will pass. Remember that it is only sensations you are feeling, that sensations are harmless, and that you have the power to overcome them at will.

Carefully choosing which foods you consume can lessen the number of panic attacks you experience. It is important to eat whole foods rather than foods that have been highly processed. Whole foods will help to keep your blood sugar levels as stable as they can be, and this in turn may cut back on the number panic attacks you have.

When you are having a panic attack think about the reason you’re having one. What have you eaten today? Who did you spend time with? What were you thinking about just before it happened? Once you feel better, try to write down everything that might have affected your state of mind and led up to the panic attack and then narrow down the reasons.

After a panic attack, you will feel particularly anxious. That is why it is important that immediately after your attack you try to relax your body in several ways. You should try to implement steady breathing and full breathing to help relax your body and steady your heart beat.

When you feel the grip of fear during a panic attack, ask if there is anything to truly be scared of in your environment. Is anyone there to hurt you? Can any of the horrible things you’re imagining really happen? The likely answer is no, so relax and let the fear drift away from your body.

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