Christian Prenatal Yoga Flow: Love vs Fear

care for your body + prepare for childbirth + connect with God

Flow Description

This 30-minute prenatal yoga flow is a well-balanced flow with a selection of seated and standing poses meant to strengthen and stretch your body!

Our theme for the practice is the exploration of the presence of fear and the presence of love. We, humans, are motivated by fear or love. But the Bible says, there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. Perhaps you’re feeling some fear around your pregnancy, what childbirth is going to be like, or about the transition to motherhood. It’s normal to feel fear, especially amidst this major transition in your life.

If we don’t bring that fear out into the light, it’s just going to fester in darkness. So I invite you as we practice yoga today, to bring that fear into the light, into the presence and goodness of god. Psalm 34:4: I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

 

Scripture

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-discipline. {2 Timothy 1:7}

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. {Psalm 34:4}

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to me. {Psalm 139:13-16}

Questions

Without any judgement or urge to fix it, notice how you’re feeling physically, emotionally, spiritually, energetically today. Notice what you’re bringing onto your mat, into the presence of God with you. Are you feeling any fear surrounding pregnancy, childbirth or motherhood? 

Are those fears motivating you to practice yoga today?

How can you exchange that fear for love, specifically as a motivator to caring yourself and your baby today as you practice yoga?

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams Yoga, PO Box 323, New York, NY