Relighting the Antlers



Relighting the Antlers

Like the quadrennial lighting of the Olympic flame, the relighting of the Antlers chandelier brought in 8 pax like stiff moths to a flame, eager to loosen things up a bit.  With a few of the pax just returned from a pre-run, we were ready to go.

The Thang

Disclaimer

Savasanna – corpse pose

Devotional

Relying on God’s Grace

1 Peter 2:21 (HCSB) – 21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (HCSB) – 16 Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. 18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

What began as a call to humble willingness to suffer [in Jesus’ name, as He did, may become] an insidious tool for self-righteousness.

Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God’s grace and God’s grace alone for our salvation. It is difficult for our pride to rest on grace. Grace is for other people—for beggars. We don’t want to live by a heavenly welfare system. We want to earn our own way and atone for our own sins. We like to think that we will go to heaven because we deserve to be there.

All the suffering I could possibly endure could not earn me a place in heaven. Nor can I merit the merit of Christ through suffering. I am altogether an unprofitable servant who must rely on someone else’s merit to be saved.

With Paul we can rejoice in our sufferings if they enhance the glory of Christ. We can rejoice in our persecutions and look forward to the promised blessing of Christ. But the blessing Christ promised, the blessing of great reward, is a reward of grace. The blessing is promised even though it is not earned.

Augustine said it this way: “Our rewards in heaven are a result of God’s crowning His own gifts. Sola gratia.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 (HCSB) – 8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— 9 not from works, so that no one can boast.

Adapted from Dr. R.C.Sproul at https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/avoiding-false-theology-suffering/

Warm-up:

  • Bridge – double, then single legs
  • Cat – Cow – Check Your Six
  • Several rounds of: High plank, low plank, high plank, low plank… (aka really slow, deep, good form merkins #promove) (#crowdpleaser)
  • Sun Salutations

Chair & Tree series:

  • Chair
  • Mountain
  • Tree – right leg bent
  • Twisting Chair
  • Tree – left leg bent
  • Twisting Chair
  • Mountain

Standing Balance flow:

  • Dancer – right leg bent
  • Eagle
  • Pyramid
  • Triangle
  • Half Moon
  • Warrior 3 / Airplane / Superman (whatever, it’s fun)
  • Repeato on left

Vigorous flow:

  • Standing
  • Forward fold – ½ lift – forward fold
  • High plank – low plank – high plank
  • Down dog
  • Warriors rise – Left leg forward
  • High plank – low plank – high plank
  • Down dog
  • Warriors rise – Right leg forward
  • High plank – low plank – high plank
  • Down dog
  • Jump to top of mat
  • ½ lift – forward fold
  • Rise to salutation
  • Repeato 2 or 3x total

Lunge series:

  • Low lunge – right leg back
  • Balancing low lunge
  • Crescent lunge (optional quad stretch offered)
  • Prayer twisting lunge
  • Groin stretching lunge
  • Runner’s lunge – toes down, then toes up
  • Toe & plantar stretch – aka sit on your heels
  • Repeato on left

Pigeon – right then left

Devotional encore

Ephesians 2:8-9 (HCSB) – 8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— 9 not from works, so that no one can boast.

Time

COT

Limber Moleskinne:

Apologies for the delayed backblast.  It seems YHC has gotten out of the habit, but that’s no excuse.  #cobains

Great group today.  YHC has missed the group, with varied reasons week to week (sleep in day, running, etc), and the stretching.  It is vital, and this is a great option to have within F3.

Hopefully you all left more limber than you arrived.  If not, at least we had some fun with old TV and movie theme songs – Knight Rider, The Munsters, Mission Impossible, among them.

Thanks for the opportunity to Q and for your leadership of the site, Swiss Miss & Tweetsie!

Aye!

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