Last night I had the opportunity to hold space for the grand opening of The Bridge Community Center, 8330 W 80th in Arvada. If you’ve not heard of The Bridge, allow me to introduce you. It’s a beautifully renovated strip mall, as part of Revive Church, bridging the gap between the local Arvada community and their practical needs. While a church typically offers help only on Sunday morning, The Bridge is open to the public on the other days of the week, offering varying resources to the people when they need it.
What better way to make an introduction to the neighbors than with food trucks, balloons, a kids bounce house and homemade cookies? Brilliant!
In creating The Bridge, Revive Church recognized the challenge of wanting to do the will of God and actually doing it. (It fires me up to do the same!) The church heard a calling, took the necessary steps in its construction and I witnessed God being glorified in the work that’s been started at The Bridge. God builds the bridge and all we have to do is walk across to the other side.
Sometimes I don’t feel equipped or strong enough to take Godly steps, like Revive Church has. “I’m not smart enough in Bible teaching, I don’t have the financial resources, I don’t want to be rejected, I don’t speak with conviction or eloquence.” If you’ve ever heard a calling but got bogged down by the details, you’re not alone. Be encouraged because there’s hope in knowing God builds bridges and you are getting there.
At Frogpose Yoga we move through sometimes challenging physical postures, focus on God’s word and listen to Christian music which gives us the confidence and strength to get us truckin’ forward. In community, on our yoga mats, we build up each other and our bodies to go out into the world for Christ. Bridge Pose is a physical posture we take at Frogpose Beginner Power Flow to help bridge together our head knowledge of God’s and the body. As the body takes the shape of a bridge, we set our mind on the truth that God is the one who gets us from point A to point B. With Jesus bridging the gap between here and heaven.
For Bridge Pose, lay on the back, bend the knees and place the feet on the mat at hips width distance from each other. Begin with arms down by your side with palms face down. Exhale deeply and on the next inhale, lift hips up toward heaven as arms press into creation. Set a heavenly gaze down your nose and observe the appearance of a physical bridge. Feel your strength grow. Take 3 deep breaths and on an exhale, slowly return your spine down to the earth. Repeat and notice the positive change in your perspective of getting from here to there.
The health benefits to this pose include chest opening, stretching of the abdomen, releasing tension of the lower back and creating a new awareness and rhythm of the Breath of the Almighty.
If you’ve been looking across what seems to be the chasm of where God is calling you, join us for a Frogpose Yoga class to help build your faith muscle. Don’t let days turn to weeks, weeks to months and into years of being in the same place. Let God be the bridge. Weekly donation based 60 minute classes are offered on Wednesdays at noon at The Bridge, 8330 W 80th Unit #1. And on Facebook Live @frogposeyoga. https://www.facebook.com/frogposeyoga/live_videos/
Stay tuned for Arvada park yoga details starting in June.