In May, F.R.O.G. Pose is honored to be asked back to be part of the Sole to Soul Therapeutic Yoga Weekend Retreat. If you didn't get a chance to attend the first time, please allow your soul, your soles, and yourself the opportunity to join in May!
We laughed and we cried: it was a roller coaster of emotion, worship, stretching and learning. This was definitely my kind of "retreat." Rather than sitting in a chair, simply listening to a speaker all day, we could invite the Holy Spirit into our entire beings with movement on our mats. It was great!
One of my students admitted that although she enjoyed yoga as a physical practice, she worried if it was "right" for a Christian. I've heard this many times since I began my yoga journey. Once I had a woman sign up for my class on Meet Up to later let me know her pastor forbade it and that she wouldn't be attending. And in a general sense, I get a feeling the local churches are uncomfortable with the idea because we first saw yoga come out of India about the same time as the life of Christ. Is yoga a religion? No.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)? What does it mean when we are called to meditate on His word? Being healthy and fit is how we maintain the temple and doing a contemplative practice such as Christian stretching is how we merge fitness with meditation. Even the word yoga translates to yoke.
Let your intention be for Christ in all you do! To quarrel over disputable matters such as circumcised vs uncircumcised, meat vs vegetables, Christian yoga vs skiing, is the type of self judgement that divides the church and confuses our faith. All sports have been provided by our creator and he wants us to be happy and healthy so we can serve and love others.
So, if you've been holding back on trying Christian yoga because you don't want to jeopardize your position in heaven, don't fret as we focus solely on Christ at Frogpose.
Since cancelling cable I've become rather fond of Netflix. I'm watching a series called Tidying Up and have learned a fascinating approach to ridding my tiny condo of accumulated personal possessions: only hold onto items that "spark joy" in me. Going along with my 2019 word of the year, joyful, this resonates with me.
I started with my clothes. Half way through making the pile of unwanted and discarded items, it occurred to me that I am grateful I don't serve a God that rids himself of me if I'm no longer sparking joy in Him! I am not only wanted by Him, with all of my rips, stains and moth holes, but He loves me deeply and promises to never leave me. He finds beauty in me no matter how I look or perform.
What a relief! My worth has nothing to do with my ability to spark joy in the eyes of God. He made me perfect just by going to the cross at Calvary.
Join us this week as we learn about true beauty and the way God always sees us. Tomorrow at 8am, Wednesday at noon and Thursday at 7pm. Jade Martial Arts, Boulder.
In His Light