Proverbs 31 woman
Pronunciation: \im-’bä-de\ Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): em·bod·ied; em·body·ing
Date: circa 1548 1 : to give a body to (a spirit) : incarnate 2 a : to deprive of spirituality b : to make concrete and perceptible 3 : to cause to become a body or part of a body : incorporate 4 : to represent in human or animal form : personify
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Christians and Yoga
By Laura J. Bagby
b e i n g marketed a
hear, is the true origins of this type of lifestyle. “Yoga
...offer your bodies as a living sacrifice...
Hindu word for life force, travel,
the same concept as the
people actually leave their
word chi in some martial
Laurette was familiar with
attempts to manipulate that
and has since questioned.
life energy, which Laurette “I wonder with those experibelieves is perilous. “That is
ences when I left my body
a dangerous thing,” she said, what got in there when I
really “because I think that we are
was gone?” Laurette posed.
are; they are offerings to
coming out from under the “As a Christian with the
the gods. If you do these
blood of Jesus when we do
Holy Spirit in there, we are
postures and you do this
things like that, and we are
not going to be possessed,
breathing technique and
no match for the enemy in
I don’t think. But one
this meditation, then you
those areas. I think of what
could easily be oppressed.”
will be accepted by a god.
Paul said in Ephesians 2:2,
Clearly, with this under-
That’s the real danger,” she
that Satan is the prince of
standing of yoga, Christians
said. “Romans 12:1-2 says
the power of the air. We are
should think twice before
we are to offer our bodies
not talking about oxygen.” heading to the local gym
as a living sacrifice to God,”
A third area of concern
for a yoga class. But if you
added Laurette. “Here they
in yoga the concept of
are a Christian who thinks
are doing something very
emptying the mind, which
similar with these postures
is contradictory to what
to their 330 million gods, Christianity
Benefits of Praise Moves
x Improves flexibility x Improves circulation x Helps the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins
x Facilitates the deliver y of nutrients to the muscles
x Alleviates stress x Helps injuries to heal x Helps coordination, balance, and agility
...We are transformed by the renewing of our minds, not the emptying...
you think you are strong
to please consider a younger
and it is scary. So we
Laurette explained, “We are
enough not to fall prey
abstain from things offered
transformed by the renew- to the spiritual deception
who is watching your lifestyle.
that’s being taught and
and they could fall completely
the emptying.” Along with
off track in their walk with God.
emptying the mind, yoga
benefits, Laurette pleads
breathing. Prana is the
guides people into astral
in all seriousness that you
In yoga they do what they
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DIY beauty Your face
Raid the kitchen cupboards and rustle up some great skin recipes.
Cool as a cucumber: There’s a reason why so many eye care products contain cucumber - it’s proven to reduce puffiness and calm irritation; go one step better by placing slices, straight from the fridge, on your peepers. Lie back and relax for five to ten (5-10) minutes. Egg-traordinary : This simple concoction is great for oily complexions - and will make your skin feel quite tight and taut when you apply it. Simply mix one egg white with quarter of a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar - whisk together and apply to cleansed skin. Wash off after 10 minute. Soothing yogurt: Plain yogurt is popular for its ability to cool and soothe the most irritated of skins. Try applying it direct to a clean complexion if it’s feeling sensitive or you’ve over-indulged on the sunbathing. Leave for 10 to 15minutes, then wash thoroughly. Tomato source: The fruit acids in the humble tomato are great for calming oily skin and boosting dull complexions. Mash a ripe, very soft tomato with a fork, apply to clean skin and leave it on for 15to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm (not hot) water.
Is your skin looking a tad on the dull side? This is one to try when you’ve got some time on your hands. Natural scrubbers: hiding in the kitchen - like coarse brown sugar, oatmeal and rock salt. Mix a handful with a glug of olive or rapeseed oil and apply to warm damp skin in circular motions. Wash your skin (and the bath) thoroughly.
Oats so good: Oats are known to calm conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. They often appear as an ingredient in sensitive skin products as ‘avena sativa’. Fill a clean sock or stocking with porridge oats, tie and place in your bath water for 20 minutes. And relax. Milking it: Warm a cup of milk in the microwave for 30 seconds (or until warm, but not boiling). Soak your hands for five minutes to strengthen nails and hydrate stressed skin. Oil slick: The ancient Greeks used to bathe in olive oil to boost their skin. We’re not recommending you do that, but use in small amounts on problem dry areas. Leave for 5 -10 minutes and then rinse. This can also be used on other areas prone to dry skin like elbows and knees. Written by Antonia Kanczula
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pple, Pear, Rectangle,
each type is best suited for differ-
Hourglass & Round
ent types of clothing. Finding the
Do you ever have trou-
right type of Jeans is a difficult
ble shopping for jeans? Can’t fig-
task especially if you don't know
Rectangle : this body type has very little curve. Rectangle
ure out which style is the most
your size, there is always a way to
bodies have small frames and are considered athletic or slim. These are
flattering? The answer lies in your
get around thatand this is how;
those “skinny” bodies that will many times wear petite or tall sizes. They
body type or body shape. There
read on to learn which jeans are
also often times have a small chest size. The
are five different body types and
going to compliment your shape.
rectangle body looks straight up and down. Jean Tips: Avoid details around
Apple: this body type is “top heavy.” Apple bodies have a wide
the hips and do not cuff your jeans since
torso including a full bust, waist and upper back. They also have
this can make your legs appear stumpy.
broad shoulders. They may have slim arms, legs, and hips. Weight
Straight leg cuts are a great choice. Look
gain will normally go towards the waist line. In general, the
for a pair of jeans that have larger open-
upper body is noticeably larger compared to the lower body.
ings at the ankles than at the thighs.
Jean Tips: Avoid skinny legged jeans for the most part.To
This will make your thighs appear slim-
create a more balanced look you need to fill out your lower half. Try
mer. Skinny jeans can add some curve to your frame but be careful if
wide-legged or flare jeans to give a more proportional look. Search
you have problem areas you don’t want to highlight. Jeans that have
for jeans with front and back pockets.Choose a pair of jeans with a
been lightened at the thighs and knees can make you appear curvier
lighter wash, and some bleaching or whiskering. Jeans with that
as well. If you have a flat butt, choose jeans with embellished or flap
worn look will add volume to your bottom half without adding any real bulk.
pockets. Stretch jeans can be worn nicely with athletic shapes. Avoid
Pear:this body type is the exact opposite of an apple
baggy jeans at all costs since these can make you appear “boyish.”
shape and it is extremely common. Pear bodies are noticeably
Hourglass: this body type is the one that most women want.
smaller on top than they are on bottom. Weight gain will nor-
It is considered curvy but proportional. Hourglass bodies have well de-
mally go to the hips and thighs, therefore pear bodies will ap-
fined waists with hips and shoulders that are
pear larger in this area. This body type may have a slender neck
well balanced. Weight gain distributes evenly
with narrow shoulders. Pears will always have a curvy bottom.
throughout the body with this body type as well.
Jean Tips: Avoid high-waisted, skinny or shapeless
Jean Tips: Once again, you want to
jeans and opt for the younger, slightly lower rise styles. Go
accentuate your waist so wear jeans that
with waistlines that rest slightly below your natural waistline
have defined waistlines. Straight or wide
(mid-rise). Larger pockets on the back of your jeans will make
legs will showcase your curves. Flat front
your butt look a bit smaller. Avoid flap pockets or pockets that
pants will also look nice. Baggy jeans won’t
have a lot of embellishment. These can make your butt look larger. Your per-
do your figure any justice however. Tapered
fect pair of jeans would have oversized pockets that taper at the bottom.
jeans also don’t look good on most people.
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