Nov. 4, 2019

Lech Lecha

When we make big changes in our lives, it helps if we can make a gradual adjustment. Major life events, unfortunately, are not gradual. They come about from crisis, trauma, catastrophe or the turning points of life such as marriage, the birth of a child or the death of a loved one. In a life-defining moment, everything seems to change.

 

In this parsha we are given the good advice to make changes gradually and to try, if possible, not to overhaul our lives all at once. Slow the process down and try to make it transitional rather than abrupt. Take time to accommodate the changes and allow yourself to grow from the situation.

Yoga

Start your new exercise program with easy seated poses

Seated waist turn

Sit sideways in a chair on the right side.

Inhale.

Turn right, exhale, hands to chair back.

Inhale, turn back to start

Sit sideways in a chair on the left side.

Inhale.

Now, turn left, exhale, hands to chair back.

Inhale, turn back to start

Great easy stretching pose.