Hola Froggers,What is it about eating chips and salsa down in Mexico that taste so good? I think each day this past week was met with a healthy pile of those deliciously thick, salty crunch of corn dipped in a heaping tomato jalapeno medley. The ocean waves sounding in my ears, warm sun on my skin, friendly locals offering smiles and much-needed break from the heaviness of news reports, was the food my soul needed.
Before I left the country, I could sense my soul fatigue. I was feeling less inclined to pick the phone to call a friend, less desire to spend time in the Word and in prayer, unmotivated, and more interested in sleep over serving. I got a good laugh out of Mike Myers in Wayne’s World when he thought he had mono, but actually discovered he was just bored.
COVID has put me into a place of complacency and I refuse to remain stuck. What can I do in this moment that will bring my soul back to life? What negative TV shows am I to eliminate? What bible verses can I memorize that spark joy in my heart? What foods can I eat that help me feel better? How can I get back to regular exercise? I am observing people around me allowing the fear of death to outweigh their love of life. Like Paul in Acts 14:21, I want to be encouraging those around me to remain true to the faith, but how can I do that if I, myself, am soul-drained?
Soul care includes feeding into it with diligence! With the soul being the seat of my desires, I find the best way to get back in touch with those desires is to press restart. Start over as many times as I need to, is my motto. Since taking a trip to the sandy beaches of Mexico isn’t always an option, what better way to help my soul than with a Christian yoga flow.
At FROGPOSE beginner flow yoga I allow myself the space and attention to my soul that it needs. I approach the mat with anticipation knowing the words of God from the Bible, enlisting the Breath of the Almighty into my lungs and stretching ligaments, tendons and muscle will open me to hearing truth from God. Using one breath to movement gets me from a place of feeling stuck and stationary, to one that’s fluid and teachable, where I can fully integrate movement with meditation. It prepares my mind, body and soul for all God has set before me. Christian stretching on a yoga mat helps remind me of who God is, what he’s done and what He’s promised to do. The 60-minute practice stirs my soul like no other.
If your soul is suffering, step into God’s power and stir your desires! Make some chips and salsa, curl up with the book you’ve been wanting to read, get out and help someone in need or take a yoga class. Don’t be bored. Rise above, arriba!
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