- 1 Does Posture Matter When You Pray?
- 1.1 Some Ministries Today Require Standing For The Reading Of God’s Word
- 1.2 The Ancient Roots of Modern Prayer, Orans
- 1.3 Facts About Orans Priests
- 1.4 Did Jesus Take His Hands Away From the Cross?
- 1.5 The Secret of Never Stopping Praying
- 1.5.1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 says that you should always pray with confidence and not by the senses. This means that when you are in the midst of prayer, go through your senses only to find out what your mind does not want you to hear. If you have a strong desire to see something, then visualise it. If you want to hear something, listen to it. But if your mind says that it cannot hear, then do not listen.
- 1.6 What Is the corpse pose?
- 1.7 Meditation and Praying Down the Lily-Of-the-Valley
- 1.8 Prone Positioned Prayer
- 1.9 Correct Prone Postures Typically Symbolizes a Desperate Call For Protection
- 1.10 Camel Pose – A Good Kneading Backbend
- 1.11 The Kneeling Traditional Posture Demonstrates Humility, Submission and Repentance
- 1.12 Combining Specific Prayer Posture With Fasting Exercises
- 1.13 Fasting to Seek the Lord
- 1.14 Seated Postures Are Used Most Often For Meditation And Prayer
- 1.15 Did Jesus Often Go Alone at the Home?
- 1.16 Seated Prayer Postures Are One Who Is Seeking Guidance Counsel From The Lord
- 1.17 Does God Fight Their Ousting Battle?
- 1.18 The Book of Ruth – The Bible As Interpreted by Jehoshaphat and Obed
- 1.19 The Use of Lying Down Posture
- 1.20 Humility and Submission
- 1.21 Receive Guidance on Seated Posture
- 1.22 Stand Up For What You Believe In!
Does Posture Matter When You Pray?
Many people do not realize that posture has a direct relationship with the way God feels about you and the things that you do.
The Posture of Praise (Psalm 147:1)
When we have good posture, our bodies are not twisted in a way that will hurt God or tempt Him.
When you have bad posture, it can cause problems for your body, your back, your hip bones, and your knees. It can also affect your thoughts as well. If you don’t feel well, it may be because your posture is not in alignment with how God is using you.
- So, do you need to alter your posture in order to be more comfortable during prayer? Absolutely not!
- If you adjust your posture to make it more comfortable, that’s one thing, but if you pray in the way that God wants you to, then there is no reason for you not to have good posture.
- That’s why He gave you the ability to speak through angels and totems. They are tools for you to get your message across and that’s what makes it effective.
- Does posture matter when you pray? If you can’t breathe right and you’re standing with your knees bent, that’s a problem. If you’re not comfortable in your body, you’re not going to be comfortable in God’s throne of grace.
- Your posture can affect not only how you perform your prayer, but how God sees you as well!
Some Ministries Today Require Standing For The Reading Of God’s Word
In our country many pastors have developed a set of beliefs known as “postmodernism.” This may be fine if you are a traditionalist but if you want to explore and understand other biblical truths you will soon discover that you have no need to be “repentant” in order to enjoy the saving grace of God.
Some traditionalists believe that we should never change what we believe and that there is only one authority, the Bible, which clearly defines what God’s Word means.
I speak from experience when I say that many who are “born again” really don’t have the mindset or foundation to know what Christ meant to them when He said, “Repent, for the remission of your sins.”
Many who are born again never repent and remain in error.
- In the last three years I have been approached by many who are dying to become pastors but want to know if it is really required to stand for the long haul and to stay in ministry so they can help those who come to them.
- The simple answer is no. If you want to be a pastor and want to stay in ministry then you must move with the times.
- A few years ago when I was serving as a youth pastor, some of my young men would come into my office and ask questions.
- They wanted to know if we had to keep up with what we were teaching.
- If we didn’t then we weren’t going to build up the number of young people who were coming to our church.
- If we don’t change what we’re teaching today, we won’t get more young people anymore because the only way they’ll find out what our latest teachings are is if they walk into our office ready to ask some questions.
The Ancient Roots of Modern Prayer, Orans
However, it is also used in all other religions, not just in Christianity.
Some can find the roots of this posture, in the Sanskrit language, which itself came from a religion that did not originate as we know it today.
When one looks at the word “orpheism”, it is translated as “contemplation of a spiritual nature” and when you examine the meaning of the word, it does not necessarily mean “a spiritual relationship with God”, but it is more along the lines of “an expressed relation to God”.
The Orans prayer posture is based on the Uttanasana position. This is a very common form that is used in almost every single culture, not just those practicing Christianity. The Uttanasana position has been around for decades and was heavily used in the Hindu and Buddhist religions for hundreds of years before it was introduced into the Christian church.
It allows you to sit firmly in any position that you choose and is easy to learn.
The Orans prayer is also commonly known as “gliding grace” because the eyes are brought to rest on God, and the mind is not so distracted by the world around us. You may choose to kneel, stand, or sit. The choice is yours.
Facts About Orans Priests
- People who want to know more about this interesting faith may seek the help of the priests of Orans.
- Among their special duties is to ensure that there is no evil in the Congregation. In fact, they are considered to be the protectors and ministers of the church, along with being the spiritual advisers to the pastors and the entire congregation.
- The priests of Orans also tend to be very active in the community. They are very involved in the welfare of the people in the town. One of their most important jobs is to go out and help out those who are in need, especially in the villages.
- They would usually give some of their time to take part in a mission trip to the faraway places where the Diaries are carried.
- They have always kept in touch with their people, telling them of their good works, which they have performed for them in Orans, and have distributed food and clothing to them.
Did Jesus Take His Hands Away From the Cross?
When I read the book, “Standing in awe of God the Hands were Typically Open” by Donald W. Winnicott I really understood what Jesus was doing when He was on the cross.
Jesus was not raising his hands to ask for peace and forgiveness.
As He went to the cross the hands were typically down at the sides, but as He went to Heaven and rested from the cross the hands were raised to the Father God who alone we worship. In that book it says, “As he went into heaven, his hands were lifted up, so that he might praise God.
The last things that Jesus offered to God were these: prayers, alms, and the feeding of the multitudes.”
In that book it also teaches that when Jesus went to the cross the first things that he did were praying, giving thanks, and being hungry; the last thing that he did was to give God the glory that we are all entitled to.
In that book it also teaches that when Jesus went to the cross he kept his hands over his head, but when he went up into heaven he put his hands in a hat; which is also another method that we do in prayer when we go up into heaven. In that book it also teaches that when Jesus went to pray he never lowered his head, but rather raised it up to God.
He never talked to those that were mourning or crying; but rather only gave them God’s love and talked to them about the things that they should do for Him and for their fellow man. When we put our hands up in the prayer position when we go to pray, we can expect God to give us more than we could possibly imagine.
When Jesus went to the cross the first things that he did were praying; which means that the palms of his hands were up, but when he went up into heaven he lowered his hands to his face and began to speak to those that were grieving. Jesus never exhibited any of the sign of a warrior, which means that he didn’t go up there and fight like other warriors in the ancient world did. What I find even more fascinating is that the writer of the book said that Jesus taught his disciples to put their hands in a praying position ( Luke 11:1 ), which means that when we put our hands in prayer position and pray we are putting our hands in a prayer position that God had appointed us to be in. It means that we are not only in a position of prayer, but we are in position of blessing and healing as well.
The Secret of Never Stopping Praying
Thessalonians 5:12-15 says that you should always pray with confidence and not by the senses. This means that when you are in the midst of prayer, go through your senses only to find out what your mind does not want you to hear. If you have a strong desire to see something, then visualise it. If you want to hear something, listen to it. But if your mind says that it cannot hear, then do not listen.
This way you will know if you are listening to something that your heart truly wants to say but your mind is blocking you from saying. To go deeper, the key is to use your inner understanding to find out what your mind does not want you to know. Once you know this, you can easily stop yourself from blocking your mind.
So if you are feeling discouraged from doing so, just remember the things you love to talk about. Use your inner mind to explore those areas and you will find out what makes you happy. And once you come up with your answer, then you can stop thinking about what does not please you. Always remember that you are God’s temple and whatever you do, he will certainly bless you with. Stop talking to negative thoughts and always keep in mind that what goes around, comes around.
What Is the corpse pose?
The corpse pose is certainly one of the more important arena’s in one’s yoga practice.
While the basic corpse pose has some of the same elements found in other arenas such as the triangle pose and the half moon pose, it is unique in that it allows one to really feel what it is like to be in the body and is also able to help people learn how to quiet their minds, which can be very difficult for some.
The corpse pose is usually done on the floor, but there are variations if the floor is not an option.
One of the things that make this pose so useful is that it will help relieve any stress that you may have been building up, especially if you are in a place where you might be distracted, like when doing homework or talking on the phone.
Another great thing about the corpse pose is that it can really help you to quiet your mind, which is extremely beneficial when trying to go through a particularly difficult period in one’s life.
While the basic instructions of this pose are easy, it can be a challenge to master, because it is more about being comfortable than being able to execute them perfectly. If you are having difficulty with this pose, or are not sure that you are doing it correctly, you should ask any friends or teachers that are available to help.
While the corpse pose is helpful, it is not without its drawbacks. First, this pose is very demanding physically, and if you are not in shape it can be very difficult to perform.
It can also be difficult to learn, since it requires one to do a lot of stretching and pulling, which can be hard to do for people who are used to more relaxed poses.
The only real problem with this pose is that it can be fairly difficult to master, especially if you do not have someone to help you.
It is also notoriously effective at helping one to relax, but this can be hard to find as well, making it one of the more difficult poses to master.
If you find it difficult to master, or are having trouble using the benefits of the pose, it might be a good idea to seek out the assistance of an experienced yoga teacher.
Meditation and Praying Down the Lily-Of-the-Valley
The sweet song of the lily-of-the-valley is one of my very favorite things about the Bible. For me, it is all about how beautiful the Lord is, how He makes me feel, and how He cares for me. It is a beautiful moment that I look back on often, especially when I am feeling sad or need some support. It’s such a sweet moment between my soul and God.
But this is not a time to sit around and pray that we will see our Prince Charming, although it can be a very good prayer. This is a time to get up and to do something about what is really causing us unhappiness. Sometimes, we need to make some changes in our lives so that we can start to feel happy again. One way that I have found to do this is to talk to God about my problems. I say to Him that I am hurting and I need someone that He can help me with my troubles. I have found that by talking to God about my difficulties, I can sometimes hear Him better, too.
When I am feeling sad, I usually head over to the computer and try to find someone that is going to put me into a state of happiness. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to turn you on to being happy again. By listening to the sweet music that is in the Bible, you will turn your happiness on the inside, just like God did for me. It really works!
Prone Positioned Prayer
It has similarities to the “Virgo” or “omedi” prayer positions.
The prone position allows one to have complete control over his body, as all muscles are used and relaxed.
Some variations of this prayer position include laying on hands in a praying posture with the legs elevated.
One of the most popular ways to implement the basic organic would be to place one’s hands directly under the buttocks, using the hands to support the entire body.
Another way to implement the basic pray position is by using a praline stick (which looks like a long, bent needles) to prick the upper backside of one’s buttocks for a few moments.
Prone Prayers can be used for almost any kind of prayer, whether it’s for a child, a pet, a God, or even an offering. Prone prayer is so important that many congregations use it to communicate their intentions to God. Prone prayer is also used for intercessory prayers. It is a simple, effective way to share one’s hope and prayers for someone who is sick or hurting.
When praying, the traditional position is for one’s hands to face toward the groin. This position encourages positive energies to flow into one’s body, bringing healing to the sick person. One can also use a crystal or other medium to place a light aura around the head, shoulders, and hands, focusing it on the heart chakra, which is associated with healing. One may also place his or her hands in the praying posture for the rosary, which focuses the mind and spirits toward the heart chakra. Lastly, one may also kneel in front of a crucifix, cross, or altar, while silently repeating a sacred word or name.
Correct Prone Postures Typically Symbolizes a Desperate Call For Protection
Prone postures typically represent an unconscious urge to move away from the body and is generally caused by physical muscle fatigue and stress.
Prone postures usually have various causes, such as: injuries, spinal problems, poor posture, excess anxiety or stress, among others.
Prone postures usually symbolize an unconscious plea for protection.
The good news is that there are several means to correct the underlying cause and to restore the normal function of the spine. One way is to restore proper posture by eliminating the physical stresses causing the postures in the first place. Other ways to do this is to strengthen abdominal muscles, or to take certain medications which can either relax the muscles or prevent muscle spasms. Other ways to achieve the same end include: yoga exercise, regular exercises, chiropractic, massage therapy, etc.
As you can see, you have several options when it comes to the correction of the Prone Posture. It all depends on what caused your posture in the first place, and what can be safely corrected to restore your health.
The Prone position is very common among those suffering from Cervical Spondylosis and/or Hypoparthyroidism. However, some other medical conditions can also precipitate a Prone posture, such as: deep vein thrombosis (the formation of blood clots in the veins of the legs, pelvis or upper arms), Gallstones, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Kidney stones, Emphysema (liver cancer) and many more. In conclusion, a Prone position symbolizes both discomfort and pain, and a desire to move away.
Camel Pose – A Good Kneading Backbend
Camel pose is a good starting point for all of us. The pose has been derived from the Sanskrit word “ka” meaning heart and “moksha” meaning intellect or wisdom. This pose was originally developed by the yogi Vatsyayana. He discovered that by using the basic principles of yoga – connecting our body to God, increasing our level of awareness, breathing into the pose, and connecting with our soul – we can achieve spiritual awakening. It is an extremely powerful way of achieving inner peace and happiness.
Camel pose is one of the easiest standing poses to learn and perform. You simply stand with your legs apart at shoulder width, knees slightly bent, and your back straight. Let your arms hang by your sides, and gently press down through the balls of your feet on the floor. Then you simply inhale and exhale deeply, moving slowly into the pose with the intention of touching each foot together in a prayer.
You may want to try the Standing Forward Bend before you start learning camel pose. This pose will enable you to gain more experience and knowledge of the actual pose. Start this pose with your hips positioned straight around your body, then allow them to become slightly bent at the knee, allowing them to become one point. Bring the hips back to the original position and exhale deeply. Try to keep your back straight throughout the process. To finish the Standing Forward Bend, simply stand and relax.
The Kneeling Traditional Posture Demonstrates Humility, Submission and Repentance
The Kneeling Traditional Posture is a symbol of submission. It is a method of kneel that was adopted by the Christians to show their respect and humble obedience to God. When Jesus was on the cross he had to cross over each time to get to the cross of the Lord. People who were not Christians did not like to see their savior on the cross so they all came together to have him cross. As a sign of respect they put him on their knee. This is how the kneeling posture was born.
The Kneeling posture is a symbol of humility, submission and repentance. These are three important things for a person to accomplish in his life. Jesus had to walk and move in this posture so he could show respect to those who were under his authority, show the humility and submit to him. As a repentant person you have to demonstrate humility and submission so as to gain God’s favor you in return.
You can do it by yourself or you can get a video kit and instruction on how to do it. Make it a priority to study how to do it. As with everything God gives us an advantage and He knows what is best for you. Remember to always use your advantage to reach higher levels of success and get closer to God.
Combining Specific Prayer Posture With Fasting Exercises
Combining specific prayer posture with fasting is the best way to prayerfully prepare for and participate in any Ordinary Form of Holy Communion or Ordinary Form of Worship, no matter how many times we may partake. Fasting is an endurance process where one goes without food or water during the day, hoping to increase personal self-discipline and humility. Some people believe that in the practice of fasting one seeks to draw closer spiritually to God through the senses. Others believe that fasting unites a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. In either case, the purpose of fasting is to draw close to and experience God’s presence in an almost sacred way.
Combining specific prayer posture with fasting exercises can increase our inner relationship with Jesus Christ in several ways. First, the proper posture and proper prayer order can draw closer to God by helping to increase our personal relationship with Him. Second, our relationship with God can be enhanced through our participation in the Word, which is a true participation in Jesus Christ’s body, prayer, and love. Lastly, our relationship with God can be heightened by the physical removal of food and drink, which allows us to focus more directly on the Word of God and more fully appreciate its beauty and healing power.
Through the practice of fasting and prayer, we come closer to and experience the fullness of God’s presence. Using fasting as a means of praying specifically for others and in turn drawing closer to God, we can increase our personal relationship with Him and draw nearer to him through our relationship with him. The practice of prayer with specific posture can help strengthen and deepen our relationship with our Lord and make us aware of the interdependence of each part in the relationship with God.
Fasting to Seek the Lord
Fasting is an expression of emptying oneself out to seek the Lord so that He may heal the soul. Jesus taught us to fast by doing so in the desert. You can find many scriptural verses which will indicate that fasting is an important part of gaining spiritually. The Bible itself teaches that when you fast you are putting away your sins and receiving grace for them. Fasting is a time to draw close to God and get closer to Him.
Many people use the time when they are fasting to read the scriptures and gain new spiritually. This can be done by doing a little research on the internet and finding scriptures which can help you gain knowledge about God and what His purposes are. Some people feel that by eating foods while fasting helps them to get more in touch with their inner being and enables them to make better decisions.
When you first start fasting it is best to stick with a shorter fast than you would if you were going to overeat. The reason being that the body is not used to having no food at all, so it may take some time to adjust to this. If it is at all possible, choose a time of the day that does not require fasting. Try to go to bed about one hour after you eat so that your stomach does not continue to grow during the fasting practice.
Seated Postures Are Used Most Often For Meditation And Prayer
Seated Postures are the basic position of a person when he is sitting or resting. In this posture we can find many health benefits. The most common and simple form of this posture is that we lie down with our legs raised up and knees crossed. This simple, basic postural position offers maximum comfort and ease and helps to maintain a good circulation of air in the body.
You should be very careful while practicing this posture, as you should not keep on practicing when you feel pain or uneasiness in your muscles. If you do so then you will find it hard to get rid of the tension.
You must try a minimum of 15 minutes every day in a quiet place for getting maximum relaxation and relief from stress and tension.
You will be surprised to find that with disciplined practice, your muscles, joints, ligaments and tissues will start getting back a lot of the normal mobility. With a little practice you will be able to maintain this posture without much difficulty even in a busy office.
So don’t miss out on this opportunity. The benefits of a correct posture are immense and you will definitely enjoy them.
Did Jesus Often Go Alone at the Home?
Jesus often went about to be alone in His Father’s home alone and pray on a sit down prayer. Did Jesus go about to teach what He taught on the Bible or did He go about to do what He did? Did Jesus often get angry or sad or discouraged? Did Jesus often work and get well and then return home to be tempted by the devil?
- We know that Jesus was a Jew and that He was the son of God sent by His Father to His mother on the day of conception. Did Jesus often do good and never seem to find what He was looking for?
- Did Jesus often return home from the home on the Sabbath and do what is written on the Sabbath day?
- Did Jesus go about to teach His Disciples and was received good word from them?
- Did Jesus often go about to be smitten, beaten, and tormented? Did Jesus often go about to do good and receive no answer from Him?
- Jesus did not have the answers that would enable us to walk and to grow.
- Jesus was a Jew and yet He talked to His Disciples about what was right and wrong and received an answer from them.
- Jesus had a mind of God and yet was willing to change and make His teachings better for the coming of His Bride into the world.
- Jesus did not sin or break the Sabbath nor did He bring in His own customs and ceremonies.
Seated Prayer Postures Are One Who Is Seeking Guidance Counsel From The Lord
Seated prayer postures are one of the best aids for anyone who is seeking spiritual guidance from The Lord. They provide an opportunity for one to be in constant connection with The Lord without having to go through a difficult process of eliminating distractions from our surroundings.
For most people, sitting in silence is hard to do when we are surrounded by many things that are causing distraction. But just like a child before his tutor, we must first sit in silence and then allow the Lord to help us with the things that we need to do to become more aware of what it means to sit in silence.
In a traditional setting, where the family gathered around the hearth for storytelling and song, there would be a “helper” or two who would sit along with the family at the corners of the room or side of the house who would impart their wisdom to those who were seeking spiritual guidance.
The “helper” was usually someone who was very close to the individual or someone who had some kind of relationship with the individual.
Sometimes it was even the physical appearance of the person that was considered a role model because of their outward appearance. Often, the individual would request the presence of the helper or the role model of some sort.
This is not the case in modern times, as technology has allowed for communication between individuals using computers and cellular phones. This is why it is not necessary to seek the help of another individual to provide one with counsel when one is seeking guidance from the Lord. Sitting in any position that is comfortable for you and allowing the presence of the Lord to guide your mind and body will give you the greatest opportunity to receive spiritual guidance and benefit from it.
Does God Fight Their Ousting Battle?
It is my solemn and heartfelt belief that God would never intentionally send His Son into a battlefield to fight so His army of peace-loving, kind and non-vengeful Angels would stand and protect Him from our violent urges. Jesus said, if we will come after him and fight, He will not have mercy on us; for he knows that he cannot fight against God’s people [the angels]. He also said, if we will not believe that Jesus is come in the body of this world, we cannot expect to enter heaven with Him. If we would fight against him, he has no power over us nor authority to fight against God. Therefore, it makes no sense to fight against God.
God does not want a war between men. God wants love between men and women, and he wants peace and goodwill among all people. God does not want war, and He certainly does not want his children bearing the sword [referred to as being the sword of Christ]. God does not want conflict, yet He has placed challenges throughout the Old Testament, like you are now experiencing, to show how intense his displeasure is over you. God has warned us against aggression and murder even when it is done to the people of God, such as you are currently doing in your attempt to destroy him and take what is rightfully yours, and to prevent the establishment of God’s kingdom in our nation.
God does not encourage violence in any place or situation. God encourages peace, forgiveness and goodness, even when it seems there is no hope left. God encourages us to reach out to others and share what might be lost through our actions. God does not want war, yet he does not want victory in any way, for he knows that it causes people to lose perspective. God does not wish evil, yet he does not wish good to perish either.
The Book of Ruth – The Bible As Interpreted by Jehoshaphat and Obed
It is recorded that as a consequence of God’s answer Jehoshaphat assembled a small army and set out against the enemy; they camped on the top of the hillock. The enemy was not expecting such a large gathering, so they were afraid and scared. But they still made to go through the crossing that day and the people who were with Jehoshaphat threw down their tools and the walls of the city came down on them. They were slaughtered, the women and children were taken as prisoners while only a few hundred men escaping to tell what had happened to them.
As the people from Jehoshaphat’s army reached unto the city of Napier the people who lived there took them as prisoners and set a camp there.
Jehoshaphat and her people were not very comfortable without their tools but they had provisions and food which they brought with them.
They were not very hungry however and this is why they took some supplies which they could carry.
These supplies however soon became very important as they gave food and shelter to those people who had been left behind by the enemy.
Among these prisoners there were also many fugitives from the enemy. They were hiding in the caves and groves in the hills and valleys, the caves where the enemy soldiers had placed their camp when they were frightened away from their camp.
Jehoshaphat remained at the hillock until nightfall, then she and her force went into the groves and hunted down those fugitives.
She captured a few but the rest she captured alive. In the process of capturing the fugitives who had been left behind by the enemy she killed most of them, cutting their throats so they would not be able to talk.
This caused anger to be aroused in the people of Napier and they started to stone the women who killed so many people.
It was during this time that God answered Jehoshaphat by sending her a vision of a man named Obed whom she had never seen before.
She recognized him from her visions and realized that he was the one she had been waiting for, telling her to take care of him and to protect his young daughter, whom she had never known.
The Use of Lying Down Posture
A lying down posture has become so common and so much accepted that there is even a prayer that goes along with it, “in virtue of lying down we must rest.” Having a poor resting posture not only affects one’s physical health but also ones spiritual health. I have heard of many people who have died as a result of not properly resting at night. When one first starts lying down, there is no pain or discomfort, but eventually as time progresses, there will be some form of pain or discomfort. The best way to avoid pain is to learn and practice good posture.
Humility and Submission
Kneeling posture is the most significant step in humbleness and submission. There are five steps to complete surrender, which are: recognition of self, renunciation, participation and acceptance. Humility and submission must be accompanied by the proper attitude of mind and will. The more humbleness and submission you have and display, the more honor and praise you will receive from within yourself and the world outside.
Receive Guidance on Seated Posture
The Holy Spirit will guide you to the answer you are seeking. This will show you the proper way to sit or stand and what you must avoid doing to avoid pain and injury. If you think you already know how to stand or sit in the correct posture, that knowledge can become a tool you will use to accomplish what you desire. Seeking the answer to these questions will be a test of faith but will lead you one step closer to having a new, healthier, and more prosperous life!
Stand Up For What You Believe In!
The first Thanksgiving Day is a very somber occasion as our fallen soldiers return from battle and the nation gears up for another round of war. But while we are honoring those who have fallen, let’s not forget the men and women who have given all for our country and its defense. Let’s show our gratitude and appreciation today with this simple movement: Stand up for what you believe in! Your body and your heart will thank you for it later.