Ephesians 1:13-14 – “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”
In any given F.R.O.G.pose Beginner Flow class, we meditate on God’s word by reciting Bible verses, praying and practicing mindfulness. The key to fully integrating our mental awareness of God into the entire body is through taking physical postures on our yoga mats; some postures bring the body into a fully resting prostrate, face down position. It’s here we take full advantage of massaging the forehead into the mat, your hands or block. What is the benefit to bringing awareness to and fostering openness in the area just above and between the eyes?
Some make reference to this area as the “God Spot”, heralded as our connection to the Holy Spirit. There’s plenty that God has to say about this area in the body.
The tiny area in the scull, behind the brow, contains the Pineal Gland, which some believe is the place on the body where we make our intellectual connection to God. The Greek word for forehead is metopon. Science shows the primary function of the Pineal Gland is to produce melatonin which works in concert with light sensitive nerve cells in the retina to detect light to help synchronize our day-night cycle. The Pineal Gland can calcify from fluoride intake and in keeping it protected and flowing clears away confusion, uncertainty, cynicism, and pessimism.
I infer that forward- facing poses, such as Child’s Pose, Runner’s Lunge, and Sleeping Pigeon allow us to mindfully connect with the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, as we gently press the front of our head onto something and roll it from side to side. These restorative poses are our return path to God as we work to expand awareness and gain Godly wisdom through this area of the forehead.
Join us in class this week as we practice bringing health to our God Spots. 2nd T's Tuesday evening at 7:30 with Red Rocks Sports and Wednesday at noon on Facebook Live
If it's snowing or cold Tuesday morn at 9 check https://www.facebook.com/rrcsports/ for cancellation.
Other Yoga Happenings:
Wednesdays, at The Grange, 72nd & Simms
9/2, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, (We skip the 2nd Wed of every month due to community meetings, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11)
Sign up is required due to Covid-19 indoor restrictions; please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Thnx!
Holy Yoga with Betsy Smith
3rd Sunday of the month at 4:30p, outside, or spread out in the Activity Room depending on the weather. 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, and 12/20. email@example.com
Donation to the church is appreciated.
Mondays: Holy Yoga with Robin Ottersteter, Lakewood. 8/31-6:30p, no class Labor Day
9/14, 9/21, & 9/28 at 6p due to an earlier sunset. RSVP at least 12 hours before attending so she can plan accordingly and save you a spot. firstname.lastname@example.org
$25/3 or $10/1
Fridays: Holy Yoga with Robin, 8a-9a, Willowsprings area. RSVP at least 12 hours before attending so she can plan accordingly and save you a spot. email@example.com
$25/3 or $10/1