The most likely reason the phrase “fear not” is used in the bible 80 plus times is because God knew scary things would be the byproduct of modern life. This day, I find myself as more reserved when it comes to shaking hands and sharing foods with those with who I’m coming into contact. When I hear the sneeze or C.O.U.S. (coughs of unusual size), I say a little prayer that I’m protected from catching “that”. Those who know me would consider me a recovering germaphobe, thanks to my maturing faith in God. Being bombarded of news about emerging new illnesses challenges me and gives me reason for pause. Still, I rest in knowing that God’s got my best interests at heart and all the days ordained for me were written in the book of life before any of them came to be (Psalm 139:16). I’m heaven bound and that’s all the insurance I need to face the future with a sense of hope. I fear not because God fights for me just as he fought for Moses and Joshua.
Another confidence I have is knowing God made my body in such a way that it also fights for me. My skin is the armor that has built the wall keeping the bad out and the good in. My skin is my first defense protecting its facia and organs and all that’s under my skin. This knowledge helps me to breathe a sigh of relief in peace, not fear.
In F.R.O.G. Pose we enjoy the immune boosting benefits of stretching on a yoga mat to further enhance the protections with which God’s equipped our body. Yoga Journal says that Yoga helps lower stress hormones that compromise the immune system, while also conditioning the lungs and respiratory tract, stimulating the lymphatic system to oust toxins from the body, and bringing oxygenated blood to the various organs to ensure their optimal function. "Yoga is unlike other forms of exercise that focus only on certain parts of the body," says Kathleen Fry, M.D., president of the American Holistic Medicine Association in Scottsdale, Arizona. "Yoga works on everything."
What does this work feel like at a typical F.R.O.G. Pose power flow class? With the help of the Holy Spirit as our guide we move through a series of physical poses, using the Breath of the Almighty to give us life. With a focus on bible verses while listening to Christian music, we engage in a moving meditation, bringing our individual temples into a state of health and balance. 60 minutes later we confidently walk into the world with a heavenly perspective and are ready to boldly face the battles God’s set before us.
Join us for two immune boosting stretching classes on a yoga mat. 2nd T’s Tuesday 7pm yoga at Red Rocks Church and Wednesday at noon at 2900 Valmont F1 in Boulder.