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PraiseMoves in the Philippines!

Certified PraiseMoves Instructor Marivic Vidaure lives in Manila in the Philippines. One of the ways she enjoys sharing PraiseMoves is by teaching children at her church for their KFC (Kids For Christ) group. Marivic writes: “I just wanted to share with you these pictures from yesterday’s KFC assembly. KFC means Kids for...
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New Age Truth Seekers

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My radio interview with former Kundalini yoga guru Mike Shreve is up — and is turning heads (and hopefully hearts to the Lord!). Mike is a former yoga instructor who ran an ashram, had a number of devoted followers, and taught at 4 universities in Florida before he had a...
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Best Time to Exercise? It depends…

  What’s the Best Time?   If you exercise regularly, you may have already determined what is the best time to exercise for you. Once you have a routine established, it’s important to stick with it. I like doing PraiseMoves in the AM or taking an early morning walk with the...
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Yoga Banned from Public Schools?

First appeared in the September 2013 issue of Christianity Today magazine. — featuring Laurette Willis, PraiseMoves Founder I was honored that Christianity Today asked me to write on this “powder keg” topic. The caricature on the right I think is supposed to be me. Here’s a portion of the article:...
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Christian Yoga? Take a Pass on Yoga!

Christian Fitness Focus: This is a reprint from Christianity Today “Christian Yoga?” Take a Pass on Yoga (Note: Here writer Holly Vicente Robaina counters those who say yoga is “just exercise” or think that PraiseMoves is a Christianized version of yoga. She also addresses so-called “Christian yoga.” LW) By Holly Vicente...
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Garnish Your Plate with PRAISE

By Laurette Willis, Director of PraiseMoves, LLC Adapted from BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness by Laurette Willis, Harvest House Publishers Most of us are accustomed to thanking God for our meal before we start eating. What I propose is encircling our dining experience with praise. In Isaiah 55:2 the Lord...
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Christian Yoga: An Oxymoron

Ever wonder why practitioners of so-called “Christian yoga” are so keen to have us believe that yoga is not associated with any religion (particularly Hinduism)? “Yoga is not religion” they say. “It’s a science, a lifestyle” or “It’s just exercise.” I would argue that “Yoga IS Religion,” and there is abundant proof. I’ll admit,...
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Best Time to Exercise?

“My times are in Your hand” (Psalm 31:15 NKJV). I’m often asked what time of day I consider the best time to exercise. The short answer is, “Any time you will exercise is the best time!” Additionally, once you have a routine established, stick with it. According to the American...
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Yoga and Scandal. No Surprise Here.

PraiseMoves…praise moves God…deeply (glory to God!). Yoga, on the other hand, moves other spiritual forces with which we do not want to align ourselves. This is from the New York Time article with the comment: “Yoga fans sexual flames and predictably, plenty of scandal.” Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise...
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Catholics and New Age: A new twist on yoga

(This column is the second and concluding one of Father Bill Kneemiller’s reflections on his involvement in New Age practices. From The Catholic Messenger) A prime example of “New Age” inroads is the phenomenal growth of the practice of yoga in our culture. Yoga’s claims for relaxation and health benefits...
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Yoga: Exercise or Religion?

by L.G. Marshall, Christian (Taken from “Yoga IS Religion” by L.G. Marshall: former yogi, TM student and follower of “The Maharishi,” now devoted follower of Jesus Christ) The differences between PraiseMoves and yoga are evident. PraiseMoves is so much more peaceful and positive and uplifting than yoga. The Word of...
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Oxytocin is Amazing!

Ahhh – the Amazing Oxytocin Molecule In PraiseMoves, the gentle deep diaphragmatic breathing and movement we do set off a wonderful cascade of physiological processes to calm the mind and body. Biochemical responses occur during stretching workouts. It reduces adrenal stress chemicals (called catecholamines), and boosts oxytocin levels (pronounced “oxy-toe-sun;”...
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Make Way for the New!

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14). On this...
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21 Days of Fasting – DO and then Feel

  DAY FOUR: “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26). I want to share an awesome word I received this morning in my heart when I awoke: “DO and then Feel.” Many of us are led by our feelings or thoughts instead of by our born-again spirit, or the Word...
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21 Days of Fasting – Oppressed, Go Free!

DAY FIVE:  “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens,  To let the oppressed go free,  And that you break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6). Fasting has rewards (Matthew 6:17-19) – “and your Father who sees in secret will...
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21 Days of Fasting – YOU Break Every Yoke

DAY SIX: “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6). We’re learning that fasting has rewards (Matthew 6:17-19) – “and your Father who sees...
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