My name is Cheryl Esch, National Joint Coordinator of Christian Dance Fellowship, certified Fitness Instructor, Trainer, Pilates and yoga certified. Jocelyn invited me to share on a topic that I am passionate about-Godly Fitness and Health.
When was the last time you did anything without using your body? Seems like a strange question to ask. But the fact remains; the last time you talked, walked, slept, ate, prayed and breathed it was done in the context of some embodied action. As children of God we have a greater responsibility in keeping this temple, our earthly bodies, in good condition. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own: you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1Cor. 6:19-20)
Caring for our “temples” include the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects. In correlation with “Fitness Month”, I will just focus on the physical aspects of our temples. Just as our heavenly Father is
triune, likewise there are 3 components to how we maintain our physical bodies. Through exercise we must incorporate a balance of cardiovascular exercises, strength building exercises and stretching.
I will continue tomorrow with part 2 of this topic.
Everyone is invited to Christian Dance Fellowship's National Dance Conference June 22-25 in Chicago. Go to www.cdfusa.org for more information.