My portable evaporative cooler is working overtime to combat this 90 degree Colorado heat. I tried this refreshing hip tip: put a few drops of my favorite Doterra essential oils in the reservoir and transformed my swampy living room into a field of flowers!
My heart felt a heavy weight this past week as cases and masks increased. I had hoped life would feel more free and "normal" by now. Then the dental office said they require a 21 day quarantine after air travel, my car’s air conditioner went out, and as I spent the evening on my deck observing the neighbors across the street fighting loudly enough to demand two police cars, I had reached my boiling point. I grabbed a cold slice of melon from the fridge and took some deep breaths.
I cried out to God to be relieved of these recent flames of life! In His faithfulness, He gave me the word “refreshment”. The word swirled around in my mind and gave my heart some needed relief. Yes, I need to be extinguished! Can you also use some refreshment?
When I need refreshment I make an appointment with my yoga mat. I roll it out, set my tunes on praise and worship music and yoke with God using intentional breathing, yoga poses and prayer. Stretching is part of the process as is increasing internal heat with challenging physical postures. It doesn't take long before I begin to feel my flesh and bones getting refreshed.
At a Frogpose Yoga class, the first 50 of the 60 minutes is devoted to turning up the heat in the body, to burn off dross and bring out the gold in our life for Christ. We spend the last 10 minutes in the much needed cool down or surrender series of poses: seated forward fold, happy baby, supine twist, corpse pose and easy pose. As in life, when things get heated up, we need to take the necessary actions to cool down.
Join us this week for 2 classes and learn how God refreshes us:
IN person social distance park yoga, Tuesday 8:30am Thundercloud Park, Arvada
Wednesday at Noon, Facebook live
Feeling heated? Hit the mat or eat some refreshing summer watermelon!