When is it appropriate to fall into deep sleep? Have you seen the movie “Overcomer” yet? Without giving it away, it’s a beautiful story about the power of God’s redemption and relational reconciliation. I very much enjoy financially supporting faith-based movies and wish I didn’t agree with the rotten tomatoes 4/5 critics giving it a green splat. When the guy next to us snored LOUDLY through much of the movie, I couldn’t blame him. My friend and I both agreed that it certainly made sense as to why his counterpart was seated a few rows back.
I’ve heard people say that they love the final pose of a yoga class, the corpse pose, because they can fall asleep.
In Frogpose yoga class this pose signals our practice has come to an end, but it’s not an invitation to go to sleep. On the contrary, corpse pose is an active pose. It’s at this critical time where we can apply all that we’ve learned about God’s word and truth in class, and let it quietly and gently saturate our minds. It’s a literal dying to self and awakening of the mind to further meditate on how God wants to use this new information in our bodies. This deep rest of our face, torso, arms and legs, hands and feet, allows our brainwaves to move into the state of creativity, spiritual awakening and peak performance.
Ephesians 4:22-24: that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Try a FROGpose class on Facebook Live or better yet, come to the studio, and learn what a dying to self looks like for you. We focus on bible verses, listen to Christian music and pray in community as we move through physical postures into corpse pose.