O Emmanuel: An Advent Yoga Series

This is the last O Antiphon before the Christmas eve vigil. It’s a prayer that in many ways sums up all of the six others leading to it.

O Emmanuel
Our King
And lawgiver
The expected
Of the nations
And their savior
Come
And save us
O Lord
Our God

December 23rd – O EMMANUEL

 

Have you enjoyed these videos? I really hope so. They were a messy gift, my first attempt at offering yoga routines through video, but they were made in love and given freely. If you enjoyed them, if you found them helpful, would you consider letting me know by contributing a small amount through paypal? I would really appreciate it.

Also, I’m working on an idea for a local (Arizona) class for Lent. It will be seven weeks of preparing our hearts, minds, AND bodies, for Easter. I’m not completely sure of the details yet (where, when, etc.), but I am prayerfully stepping forward with plans for this and would love for any of you who are local to join me. It will be a great discipline to pick up for Lent and wonderful way to enter into the story of Easter more fully with your whole being. If you are interested would you send me a quick email and let me know?

If you are not local, and are interested in this, would you also send me a quick email and let me know? I’m trying to gauge interest and see if there’s enough interest to do a video along with the class. THANK YOU!

Rejoicing in the journey,
Bethany

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O Rising Dawn: A Yoga Advent Series

Todays O Antiphon goes like this:

O Rising Dawn,
Radiance of the light eternal,
and Sun of Justice,
Come.
Enlighten,
Those who sit in darkness
And the shadow of death.

December 21st – O RISING DAWN

 

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O Root of Jesse: An Advent Yoga Series

Here is today’s O Antiphon inspired yoga video. I hope it helps you prepare your body and heart for Christmas. Enjoy!

December 19th – O ROOT OF JESSE

 

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O Adonai: An Advent Yoga Series

Today’s O Antiphon focuses on Jesus as Lord.

In the past few years, with Bryan’s cancer and Sage’s diagnosis, there have been a lot of things that have felt out of my control. Calling Jesus Lord has gone from something that was sort of mindless habit to something very personal. Adonai is even a little more than Lord, it is master. When I call Jesus Lord and master, I am reminded again of my place in relation to him. I acknowledge the control that he has and the lack of control that I have.

I am not master or Lord. I know that more deeply than I ever have before. If I were Lord, Bryan would not have cancer and my daughter would not have cerebral palsy. But, I am not Lord, and through Bryan’s cancer and Sage’s cerebral palsy God has poured out so much grace on us that I never could have known otherwise. He is Lord, and I am continually needing to remind myself that he is in control and that his control is good. Really good. His lordship is good. Really good. I know that full well.

The yoga video below is my offering to you. It is messy and imperfect. But I give it to you as an offering of love. And I ask you to receive it with a grain of salt, a touch of humor, and a lot of grace.

If you want a longer routine do a few sun salutations to warm up and then you can do this routine over again as many times as you want. If you don’t have much time you can jump right into the video and just to that. Whichever you choose try to spend a few minutes in Corpse Pose once you are all done. That is your time to just be with God and let the prayer you just practiced through really sink into your heart.

December 18th – O ADONAI

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