Updated: Nov 12, 2020
Author: Jeanice Sherai
If you pay attention to the picture above you will see that I am in a yoga pose most commonly known as the Eagle.
This pose is so significant to me because Eagles, just like butterflies are a way that God speaks to me. I have seen the word Eagle so many times as I travel from place to place and I always know that there is a message that God is desperately trying to get through to me.
I don't know about y'all but I can be a little (*side-eye) slow at times when God wants me to understand something He is saying.
Truthfully, I am currently right now, still learning exactly what His message is to me concerning the Eagle, but I KNOW and RECOGNIZE that God is speaking.
Do you often have the same words, pictures, messages pop up before you on a regular basis?
Is there a common theme in your life that continues to occur? Are you continuously getting the same message consistently from people?
Sis, God is speaking.
Now what's your responsibility?
To gain an understanding of what exactly He is saying.
We can't pray for God to speak, but then ignore the daily things that He is consistently showing us to gain our attention.
Those things that keep consistently popping up before you? Sis, they are not coincidences.
That's God wanting to get your attention.
What is He saying?
I challenge you today to not move so fast through your day, that you miss His message.
It's not a coincidence, Sis.
Pay attention to what God is saying.
The Eagle Pose
The Eagle pose in Yoga is a standing pose that requires balance but not just balance, it also requires trust.
You have to focus more on your drishti (Jesus) than the question of whether you will sway or fall. That's how you will remain planted in this position.
This pose develops focus, strength, and peace. Using your breath and allowing your focus to be on Jesus in this posture will help calm your mind and release distractions. Allowing for you to be quietly poised and stable during this pose.
Benefits: This pose stretches the shoulders and upper back while strengthening the thighs, hips, ankles and calves. It builds balance, calm focus, and concentration.
This is a therapeutic pose for those with lower back pain and sciatica. Why? It opens the back lungs, it also increases breathing capacity and is invigorating for those with asthma. The balancing portion of this pose also helps to protect your knees against future injury, as well.
Caution Do not practice this pose if you have a recent knee injury. If you are in late-term pregnancy you should avoid this pose, as well. If you deal with low blood pressure, headaches, or inner ear problems, practice this pose against a wall.
Tip: Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. Listen to your body. Pain means something is wrong, don't overdo it.
If you want to practice the Eagle pose, click this link and go through the instructions provided. Remember to listen to your body.