Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Sequence to Save!

I love attending Kelly Branning's class at Pink Lotus Yoga Center on Monday mornings!  She offered these poses this past Monday, and I wanted to remember them to share with others:

begin in Down Dog

inhale and extend the "tail of the dog" and

exhale and pull the knee to chest (cheetah) ~ repeat a couple times then

plant the foot for a warrior one 

"eagle" your arms and

maintaining eagle arms, "humble" the warrior ~ move from humble to warrior and back again!

wrap the sequence by flying in balancing half moon!!!  Repeat the fun on the opposite side.

I enjoyed it and wanted to remember.  Thank you, Kelly!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Inch by Inch

"Inch by inch, row by row,
Gonna make this garden grow!
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground."
~John Denver

Children Sermon on the "Parable of the Weeds" -- Matthew 13:40-41

In the the "Parable of the Sower" last Sunday, we talked about being fertile soil~allowing God's love to grow in our hearts.  As "fertile soil," we share kindness and help others, creating the opportunity for flowers to BLOOM.  This week we think about all the weeds that grow in and amongst us.  Do we take a hoe or rake to the weeds?  No, we may dig up the plants we want to keep . . . Do we apply "weed killer?"  No, we may kill more than we intend . . .

Everybody say it with me:  "My business is ENOUGH business to keep me BUSY!"  God doesn't want us focusing on what other people are doing wrong.  He wants us to take a good look inside and check in on the business of which we have control . . . Are we making choices to be the love God wants to see shared in the world?  Maybe the song should be sung like this:

Inch by inch, row by row,
Gonna help God's garden grow!
I don't need a rake or a hoe, just a piece of fertile ground. [that's me]
Inch by inch, row by row,
Gonna help God's garden grow!
Be-cause He loves us so
We'll share His love all around.

Let's pray about it:  Dear God, Thank for the chance to work in your garden.  Please help us to focus on our business and not the weeds.  Help us to share your love and the be the children you've designed us to be in the world!  In your name we pray and ALL God's children say:  AMEN!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Yoga with Summer Campers

I appreciated the opportunity to yoga with Camp T.A.L.K. today!  Looking forward to further adventures together.  Thank you, again, for including me in your programming!

We began our fun with breathing and balancing!

Then we hopped on an airplane and traveled to various destinations.

We rode our bicycles on the beach and "pedaled laughed!"  If the above video does not play, click on this link:

One place we explored had many trees!

Our last travel was by "magic carpet" . . . 

One camper said he was "relaxed and calm" at the end of our practice.  YAY for YOGA!!!