Monday, May 18, 2009

The God of Yoga

I have been doing yoga on a regular basis for a little over 6 months now. It is the only form of exercise that I have ever found that I enjoy and actually look forward to doing. God, being cool as He is, uses all kinds of things to teach me truth and I am ever so thankful for it. I would love to tell you that I spend hours in the word every day, have weekly meetings with a Godly woman mentor who inspires me to great heights and spend the time in between serving the poor while I am meditating. Alas, that would be a giant load of crap. Currently, the Almighty seems to be showing me some truth while I do yoga; here is some of the latest inspirations:

-While in balancing poses, you must keep your eyes on one spot of focus. The moment you start looking around, you start tipping. Watch someone fall and it doesn't take much to do you in. That is so like life.That is sooooo me. The moment I take my focus of God and his Love is when I notice what everyone else is doing. I start feeling insecure in my footing and choices, I start questioning the place God put me in life, I feel discontent.

-Yoga is not a competitive sport. Life isn't either. It isn't about someone else journey or improvement or lack there of. My growth looks different than other people, things that come easy for them I just can't seem to get down. That is ok.

-I have terrible balance. Anyone who has ever watched me play any type of sport knows how coordinated I am not. Telling myself I suck doesn't help me improve. Yoga and life is all about accepting yourself where your at and knowing that you can be more.

- People who love yoga come in all shapes and sizes. I have 70 year old women in my class who are better at it than I am. Don't ever make assumptions about what a person might do well

I love that God loves me enough and is a personal enough God that He takes time to challenge my thinking in every day ways. I sometimes feel like it is such a long road and I am so thick headed all I ever do is screw up. God hasn't given up on me yet.


Kari said...

Great blog post! I love that yoga is a source of being encouraged from the spirit. I especially like the part about keeping your eye on the prize (God) because when you take your eyes off Him its easy to get distracted and fall.

Thanks for giving me something to think about today! You never cease to amaze me with your unique insights that are so relivant to your walk.

McHam Family said...

GREAT POST! I LOVED visiting with you yesterday!!!!! xoxo

curlyjo said...

great post

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

Oooh, interesting insights. I have been wanting to try yoga....