Here is a step-by-step instructional vid for doing a plank in perfect form, in order to derive the utmost from this wonderful whole-body exercise for people of all fitness levels and even total beginners.
Cherished friends, when are you going to stop looking in the mirror and thinking that you're not good enough?
We're back this evening with our emuna shiur and live broadcast from Jerusalem, entitled, "Reach!" which is a major reinforcement of your self-image. In case you don't realize how powerful and talented you are, with Hashem's assistance, I'm going to help you realize just how great you are and how high you can go. The shiur, which takes place in the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7PM Israel time (12 noon EDT), is open to the public - both men and women are invited. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time. If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it later this coming week on Lazer Beams.
Thanks to Hashem, the Breslev Israel crew including yours truly arrived safely from our recent USA speaking tour this past Friday morning, right before Shabbat and Shavuot.
This week's issue of Breslev Israel web magazine is phenomenal - you're sure to enjoy it.
Hashem always shows me what I need to improve on, especially after Shavuot. I have to go out of my way to judge people favorably, even when it seems that there is no positive explanation for their seemingly irrational behavior. You must hear what happened to me in the mikva right before Shabbat - it's the type of story that even the wildest imagination can't invent. See Bookworm in the the Mikva, and let us know what you think.
This week's Torah portion is Beha'alotcha. We learn that genuine humility is when you have something to boast about but you don't, as you'll see in my elaboration entitled Mighty But Humble.
My esteemed and beloved teacher Rav Shalom Arush writes that clothes exert a tremendous influence on a person; therefore, one must be careful to have the right considerations when choosing them, as we learn in Clothes and Considerations.
Dr. Zev Ballen is a master in bringing people back to the real world. See what he writes in Flight into Fantasy.
Racheli Reckles, despite being a mother of five, can still boogie like an eighteen year-old. She asks, "Rugalach, banana liqueur, potato kugel, shnitzel, chulent, but no exercise? Are religious Jews suicidal?" The observant lifestyle and the pot-belly don't have to go together, as we see in her lively article that you don't want to miss, Zumba Queen.
We highly recommend that you check out Howard Morton's amazing article about Jeff Osias, of blessed memory, the award-winning editor of NBC's "Saturday Night Live". Jeff had virtually everything. But, more than his wife, children, money and career, he loved his "Fiancé in White"…
As newborn babies, we don’t need perfect vision or intelligence to bond with our parents. It comes easy. It’s innate. It’s a natural function that we are created with; make sure you read Sunny Levi's Seeing Shadows.
Dovber Halevi notes that we can put in the effort, but the results are up to Hashem. Whatever the results, they are good. They are always what we want, what we need, or what must come next, as he writes in I Don't Care Emuna.
Hey, guys: Your wife wants to be number one in your life; she won't stand for anything to be used as an excuse to make her second priority, not even your Torah learning. Do yourselves a favor and see David Perlow's 5 Tips for Joy in Marriage.
The five pushup forms explained in today's Emuna Fitness lesson and demonstrated in this vid are:
1. Pushups from knee position for beginners 2. Regular pushup for intermediates Three types of pushups for advanced: 3. Fist pushup for those training in MMA 4. Fingertip pushup for gymnasts and MMA 5. Single leg pushup for Pilates