Have you ever been to Hawaii? The moment I get off the plane, I'm overwhelmed by the smell of tropical paradise as the trade winds stir the air with its fragrant flowers. It's been explained to me that the phrase "aloha" means "to be with breath. " This is an image of the railroad straight-up-the-crater hike we took. Talk about heavy breathing!
In the Bible, it says that when God made man, He formed him from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, AND the man became a living being. Our breath is a gift from God. Do you want to just be alive or do you want to thrive?
The key to real life is all in our breath!
Let's be honest, to get to a daily yoga class can prove difficult in our busy lives. Here's something you can try on your own. The next time you're in a stressful situation, take inventory of your breath. I can bet, if you're anything like me, it's short sips of air that seem to take over. God would rather if you took a tall spine, reached the crown of your head towards Him and filled your lungs with the life giving breath he's gifted you with. Inhale his Holy Spirit and soon the stress will melt off you and you can place it at Jesus' feet.
Sara became Sar-AH! Abram became Abra-HAM! A BIG EXHALE. SO can you!
Come to any Frogpose Christian Yoga Class and come into a deeper understanding of how our breath, along with physical postures and focus on God's word heals our bodies.
Acts 17:25 - God himself gives to all mankind life and breath and Everything!