I went to a new class in Yoga today ... Deep Stretch. (interesting to say the least)
A lot went on, I'll just hit the highlights of the meditative ending. As I was laying there and I contemplated all she'd said during the class (different instructor, the studio owner) ... about body image and acceptance ..about ability ..about pushing to the limit, but not beyond .. etc
It struck me how much Yoga is like Phillipians 4.
Accept where you are .. how you are ..
Phillipeans 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
About focusing on the hear and now and what the word Namaste encompases
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things
About Being willing to push through the anxiety/fear/lack of confidence to the edge of ability
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
She gave me a lot to think about.
There is more churning in my head ...
just not sure I can put it to words yet