Day 4 of the #EmpowerRestoreSetFree #InstagramChallenge asks us to share how we inspire others towards #freedom. For me, it’s one word: PATIENCE.
By being patient on the receiving end of everything towards others, whether this be hearing someone out, allowing others to do things freely without imposing your own perspective or opinion, allowing others to make their own choices, allowing others to just be themselves and finally, allowing them to learn is all part of being patient. It’s not necessarily the easiest thing but I try my best this way.
And ‘patience’ was my father’s motto (Ephesians 4:1). Something he had taught me at a young age. I have been very blessed to b e brought up by my father who has practised discipleship for long enough in his life that has made him a good witness to me and my family. I pray that I continue to grow and get better with this, to inspire #freedom to others.
Holy Yoga International missionaries inspire freedom by bringing the Word of God and yoga to trauma survivors, to help them find healing and freedom through Jesus and yoga. Help us inspire freedom by donating to our #indiegogo campaign http://igg.me/at/EmpowerRestoreSetFree/x/11015654
On day 3 of the #EmpowerRestoreSetFree #InstagramChallenge is to share who inspires you into deeper #freedom.I have the blessing of sharing this special friend of mine, (Instagram: @biggestwillie). He’s my best friend and yes, he’s my husband. Not only does he inspire me to find greater freedom in my spiritual life, he physically gives me the #freedom to allow me to do what I want:
- by looking after the children at home
- by reminding me to free myself from anxiety and stress
- by reminding me about the blessings in life
- just through his words of encouragement
He lifts me up when I fall. God has made us the perfect match. Thank you, my #specialfriend!
It would feel so lonely and isolated to be ‘trapped’ under your own skin, perhaps with little or NO FRIENDS at all. Can you stop and imagine, for a second, what it would feel like to be so lonely and isolated? Trauma victims often experience these feelings of isolation. Please consider donating to Holy Yoga’s International mission to help bring Holy Yoga to these trauma victims. We have HOPE for them.
For Day 2 of the #EmpowerRestoreSetFree #InstagramChallenge, we think about ‘where’ we feel the most free! I wish I had a photo of me doing some sort of #yoga pose in an ice-skating rink. But for some reason, I couldn’t find one single photo with me in an ice-rink. So, here it is. I’ve got myself in my favourite #dancerpose with a collage of an ice rink. Growing up, figure skating was my #freedom. I loved the feeling of gliding on ice and the achievements of spinning and jumping on ice. Figure skating taught me a thing or two about life – falling down and how to get back up and keep going. I have to thank my coaches (Instagram @jujuip and @slavbaboshyn). Even though it has been a long time since I last put on my skates but I will never forget the sense of freedom I get when I jump back on the ice.
To think how trauma victims can never find a place of ‘freedom’ in their own skin is scary. With our donations, we can make a difference. If you can think of a place where you experience #freedom. That is a blessing already. Would you consider helping those who can never experience this?
Make a difference here, now – http://igg.me/at/EmpowerRestoreSetFree/x/11015654
It’s the first day of the#EmpowerRestoreSetFree #InstagramChallenge and we are starting off with this: What yoga pose expresses freedom to you?
Taking Allison Labianca’s (Director of International Missions, Holy Yoga Ministries) words:
#Wildthing is just one of those poses that symbolizes freedom to me. My heart is completely exposed and radiating. There’s no shame. No Hiding. I hold nothing back in this kind of posture. There’s a physical representation of being rooted into our original design which allows us to #shine. And while the feet and hand root down and the heart shines up, the other hand reaches out, longing to stay connected to the one who always shows us the road back to freedom.
Share your favourite #freedom #pose and consider donating today as well so others around the #world can discover theirs. Link to donate
To join in, make sure you:
1⃣Follow @holyyogaministries on Instagram
2⃣Tag at least 1 new friend each day on the @holyyogaministries post inviting them to join.
3⃣Post a picture and response to the daily prompt.
4⃣Use hashtag #EmpowerRestoreSetFreeand #HolyYogaInternational
Winner will receive a Doterra Oils package and Friday @holyyogaministries (on Instagram) will announce a giveaway for one yogi, you won’t want to miss so follow along!
Never done yoga before and afraid to go to a class? Holy Yoga is a great place to start!Jo’s holding a class in the Sydney North Shore on Sunday 30th August (4.30-5.30pm) for ALL LEVELS/BEGINNERS. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t flexible or aren’t ‘good’. YOU are GOOD enough. Come and have fun! PM us to confirm your spot :)
“He treated us as equals, and so made us equals.” Ephesians 2:18 (MSG)
Wheel pose is not an easy one, let’s just say! It takes practise to build strength and flexibility. It’s the 10,000 hour rule in life that it takes repetition and training to achieve mastery in something. Achieve with passion.