How are you managing in your isolation? Know that I am praying for God to keep you and yours in perfect peace and health. Each of our experiences are feeling lonely, hard, wonderful, frustrating, and sad, all at differing times. These ups and downs that eb and flow in our hearts are real and provide us with the information we can use to formulate a new normal. We can rise above our circumstances and accept this unprecedented cadence if we chose to hold onto God’s truth with an Emmanuel (God with us) eternal perspective. Jesus' pouring out his life for us on the weighty cross is our example of dying to self. The choice isn’t always so easy, is it?
I find my practice in Jesus' example as lacking at times. I’m wanting perfection out of people and they are letting me down. Yesterday, as I patiently waited on the sidewalk for the Air Force Academy’s famous Thunderbird's to fly overhead, to illuminate the sky with a message of peace, a lady approached and remarked about the garter snake I was photographing. Rather than walking 6 feet around me she practically stepped over me! My plea for her to please maintain her distance was met with some kind of grumbling into her mask. I felt anger immediately well up in me. The fact that I’m writing about it today must indicate that I’m not letting those negative feelings flow onto Jesus' feet. Not everyone is going to act in a manner that I deem acceptable. And so, I took a deep breath and waited on God. A glance down on the little snake happily warming himself on the rock and that reminded me that Jesus is the prince of peace and I can go with the flow.
A F.R.O.G. Pose class helps my heart flow out of a place of being stuck in discomfort and into peace.
As an online community we go with the flow using the help of the Holy Spirit as our guide as we move through a series of physical poses and stretches, invoking the life giving Breath of the Almighty. The term "yoga flow" means our breath meets each pose by taking one breath to movement, which then helps us out of negative head space and into the truths of God. As a pose becomes more challenging and the desire to give up grows, keeping breath controlled and flowing, without holding it and grunting, is the difference between giving up and pushing on.
Each class has a special themed focus on bible verses while listening to Christian music. We notice the 60 minute moving meditation brings our individual temples into an integrated state of health and balance so we can confidently walk off the mat with a heavenly perspective, ready to boldly face our individual sidewalk battles with peace as our weapon.
Come and practice a pouring out and going with the flow on Wednesday at noon on Facebook live.
Other amazing Christian yoga classes to fill your week:
1. Lorie Corrado, Thrive Health Yoga
2. Denise Stemple, Space for Change
3. W/F Mornings 10-10:45 am
Meeting ID: 253 269 399
4. Friday at 3p, (30 minutes)
Live on RedRocksSports Instagram