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Seane Corn Demonstrates "Body Prayer"

Watch Seane Corn demonstrate her graceful and athletic form of "body prayer" in a video excerpted from Yoga from the Heart.

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While in India for a YouthAIDS trip with actress Ashley Judd, Seane Corn poses in the Eka Pada Koundiyanasana position in front of the Taj Mahal.

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Yoga Meditatation In Action
My entire Life I have always wondered what my purpose is and why God has created me after ALL that I have gone through. It wasn't until December 3, 2012, that I think I know why. After listening to Seane Corn Onbeing.org... from the moment she started speaking, an energy in me was instantly attracted to her and/or experience on a personal level. I too had had gone through ALL what she went through growing up and it was like I was speaking about myself. She found her way and how to deal with her OCD, anger, sadness, drug addiction, smoking habit, and molestation. While at the same time in the midst of it all she finally realizes she is happy for once in her life, through doing Yoga meditation. I too AM gonna try this as I trust what she said she experienced is true. I have reminicesed my entire life about all the bad things that have happened to me. And, after listening to her she has inspired me significantly. Moreover, she led the way to resolve all the issues at hand, before me. I never have done this before but I truly believe it is the way, where I too... can find a sense of ease, healing and balance, like I never saw before.

It is through "breathing" and "yoga" she finds herself and pure love and true happiness. She demonstartes her love so gracefully through slow repetitive movements which has an effect on the lymphatic system. By doing this alligns the mind, body and soul. It's not until we learn to breath and move properly that we release hate, anger, sadness because otherwise it will stay with our physical body and we just repress it. "Yoga tells us to take off the BAND-AID off our wounds and heal through Spiritual practice."

Yoga has helped herself amongst many (prostitutes, alcoholics, drug addicts, molested children) others NOT born with a silver spoon in their mouths. It also allows you to get closer with God because your using your senses and not just your heart. You are surrending yourself with a new ear as it's infinite and limitness.

We ALL at some point in time in our lives denied our body, for whatever reason. And, now we can use our body to pray. We can pray gracefully at our own pace and movement. It is through that that our love for self and others come out and show our true intentions. Yoga has a tendancy to allow ourselfs to shine with true beauty and love. this was a way that she offered (slow motion) practice to her father, who was dying of cancer. It doesn't have to be perfect either because the less perfect it is the more graceful/abstract it becomes. You too....will be attracted to it because it's "anything but fluffy"!

Yoga also helps us finds those repressed dark shadows in our lives, we all have buried so deep within ourselves. "If it is in me, it is in you." I cannot judge your shadow unless I judge my own. We all oppress our shadows whether it be rage, anger, sadness, hopelessness, insecurities, addictions, prostitution etc...but that doesn't make us a bad person. "We can perceive things as bad or we can perceive things as opportunities." You can take all your bad experiences and turn them into a positive experience and be a teacher so to speak, to help others.... along their journey, to help themselves. What a beautiful thing. Don't take away your experience but rather give people strength through your experience. We can ask our Spirit to veiw our experiences since God is in all of us, in light and darkness. This gives us strength to move forward with love and we learn to breath with grace.

She states "Give me a junky and a whore as it's my own teacher. I will bow on my knees to YOU because how did you do it. The alcoholics are the works so to speak.....How can you help me get out of that. The power of social healing is awesome. "Being able to forgive is a poison you take hoping someonne will die."

Yoga can be a Spiritual practice to pray, forgive, find our shadows, rage, anger, saddness, addiction etc...."Everything happens for an opportunity to move towards a transformation." And, it is through yoga we all can find peace, grace, happiness, ourselves inner being of who we are and what we are made of. And, why. "People who hurt you, your ego doesn't know better. People who harmed you and/or me were my teachers, they taught me about LIFE. Forgive over and over otherwise your soul will suffer."

The soul has a tendancy to suffer and repress our experiences, so why not bring them ALL forward through yoga, Spirit, God, and the world.....to make our experiences a positive one and not repress it as a bad experience. It is through experience we find ourselves and true happiness in the END....when it's ALL said and done.

nice pose of yoga in the front of Taj Mahal.

I very much appreciated listening to this episode of on being. I have practiced yoga on and off for about 15 years. However, I literally had a spontaneous awakening and thereafter realized I needed a dedicated practice and have had a dedicated practice for almost 3 years now. Yoga has transformed my life and continues to do so. I remember literally the day I felt my heart open. It happened to be Valentine's Day two years ago. It is difficult to describe and so many odd energetic things occurred that day that I decided I needed to just go home and sit in the bath tub. I was so grateful. A lifetime of stuffed down emotion and a difficult childhood without tools to cope led me eventually to yoga and meditation. Her experience is my own. It was the first time this has been affirmed. Thanks.

This is one of my all-time favorite podcasts! Just came across this equally inspiring and on-message presentation... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGUo6uNs34&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

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