Christian Yoga Deep Stretching & Relaxation: 20 mins.

strengthen your body + calm your mind + open your heart + connect with God

Flow Description

This twenty minute gentle yoga practice is full of deep easy stretches, perfect for winding down after a long day, or some deep stretching after a cardio workout! All the poses are seated which means you can do this right in bed ;)

There is a lot of silence built into this practice, a lot of space without my words so that you can wait on God, for His words.

Let’s ask Him for real goodness in our circumstances right now. Let’s choose to submit and surrender to it. Let’s ask for the Holy Spirit to fill us with Joy and not just happiness…Joy in the most trying and confusing of circumstances. Let’s make space for him to cultivate that in us. For us to quiet the chatter, calm the fear, and breathe in His goodness.

Scripture

“Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good.” – Proverbs 16:2 {MSG}

 

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” – Phil. 4: 6-9 {MSG}

Prayer

God, we don’t want that thing that looks satisfying in the moment but is just going to leave us empty, hungry, still searching for something better. We want the kind of perfect provision that only comes from you. We want to sow and reap good fruit, not fruit that dies in season. And so we’ll wait, hands open, hearts humbled, for the thing that is so unbelievably good through and through.

Amen.

Caroline Williams

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