"More Lower More Better"
Tonight begins the 32st Day of the Omer (May 14-15, 2006), which is four weeks and four days of the omer. May that part of me that is broken in Netzach in Hod begin to heal on this day.
Right Thigh --> Left Thigh (In Kabbalah, Netzach is associated with the right thigh and Hod is associated with the left thigh.)
In Tai Chi class Tsuei Wei started us off with the hardest exercise first. "Feet parallel, shoulder length apart, hands in front, elbow down, shoulder down. Now sit."
But there was no chair. We lowered our bottoms with our backs still vertical as far as we could go and for as long as we could hold the position. Our thighs burned. Tsuei Wei's reassurance was that our thighs were the largest muscle in the body.
The burning in my thighs led to their strengthening and pushed my center of gravity lower and lower.
Who would have thought that being lower was just what I needed to begin to soar?
Powerful inner calm.
Graceful outer strength.