good, beautiful and true

A balanced life on and off the mat.

About

So glad you are here. My name is Cymbrie. I am a follower of Jesus, wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and 30 minutes a day fitness buff. I love reading, testing fresh recipes, adventuring with my kids, and trying out new exercise videos in the comfort of my living room (thank you YouTube!)

I fell in love with yoga about 2 years ago and completedย Holy Yoga teacher training to share the practice with others. I had no idea that a Christian teaching yoga would cause such a stir. Just google yoga and Christianity.

This blog is a place to process and explore yoga, Christianity, Christian yoga alternatives and what makes a balanced life on and off the mat. Great books, good food, homeschool, family life, and maybe a little more, will enter into the mix because they are part of my balance.

Please join me in seeking what is good, what is beautiful, what is true and meditating on these things.

Credit for many of the photos goes to my amazing daughter ARS.

43 thoughts on “About

  1. I relate to many of your interests! I like yoga, homeschooled for a season, and love trying new recipes with fresh ingredients ~ but particularly your faith. I look forward to reading your blog.

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  2. Cymbrie (what a beautiful name, btw…), thanks so much for stopping by Promptlings and leaving a comment. It’s nice to meet you and I hope to get to know you better! See you around the blogs!

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    1. Wow. Thank you, I am really touched. Heading over to your blog now to see what it is all about:)
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      Just got back from a visit to your site and you have a lovely blog as well. I hope to get posting soon on the Lovely Blog award. Thanks again!!!

      P.S. I loved your comment on your “Who is Suze Anyway” page about not being big on punctuation for yourself but being tough on other peoples lack of it. So funny:)

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  3. Well I love yoga too and I am really curious to later hear more about the Christian training that goes with the practice – ๐Ÿ˜‰ – I am a Christ follower, but find that so many Christian twist on things can sometimes be amiss – and I guess what I mean by this is that the Christian community in the United States is sometimes “religious” – cold and becomes such a bubble to where they forget to love – and my hubs and I have seen so much over the decades! And so I am curious to hear more about the yoga you mention- and hope that more people can experience the Joy of yoga because I know what it has done for me! I stayed away from yoga for a decade because the early classes I went to were too fast and with poor teachers – and finally Adrienne Reed out of Tampa showed me the amazing side – and now I do hot yoga – vinyasa flow and some Yin (long stretch classes) – anyhow – all that to say that I look forward to hearing more about your take on yoga and faith integrated – sounds super interesting –
    Peace
    (Or make that namaste -and God bless)
    Y.p.

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    1. Wow. Thanks for sharing you story. I agree with you so that so much of American Christianity forgets to love, that love all of the commandments are summed up in love. I find such an amazing balance integrating yoga and Christianity. Non-violence, compassion, truthfulness, not coveting. All these things line up perfectly with Christianity. In yoga I find so much wisdom about actually how to begin to live them out.

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      1. Don’t feel like you need to rush! My friend challenged me so that I’d start posting more frequently. I write things in a journal, and then post when my heart is ready. It hasn’t been for a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Hello Cymbrie ( very pretty name by the way)! Thank you for visiting my site earlier. Regarding your post here, I had no idea about the contention surrounding yoga and Christianity. I meditate daily, and though I still believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for humanity, I consider myself more spiritual than religious, where kindness and compassion rules. I still have questions nevertheless. Anyhow, the point is I try practicing both and I was not aware that it was an area for debate. Very interesting of you to write on the subject to reconcile both spheres. I look forward to exploring more. Much peace and joy!

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    1. Thank you. I personally don’t have a problem practicing both. To me, yoga can fit with any religion or no religion at all. However, yoga is a point of contention to many other Christians and that can create a problem in fellowship, especially if a Christian wants to teach yoga. I have more questions than answers right now, but perhaps that is all part of the journey. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.

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  5. I learned something new here today. I’d never heard of Christian Yoga, but why not? I love that there’s room for people from all walks in most every genre. Brilliant. I was drawn to your blog when I read homeschool. I spend a lot of time each year as a community judge. I have been blessed to work with the National Christian Forensics organization. Speech and Debate is one of my loves. The homeschooled kids are superb in their speaking. They want to get better, and appreciate people coming in from the community they will be witnessing to listen to them. Who knew? He did!

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