January 11: Elijah

It’s easy to love the Elijah position.  In my classes it’s most often when I hear sighs of relief and contentment.  Elijah is a place of rest and a place of prayer.  Positions which bring the hands and forehead to the ground are that of supplication and prayer, rest and surrender.  Elijah is the king of these positions!

Let’s begin as we have been, always with breathing, always with prayer.  So, standing begin prayer breathing, three times, hinge to Bowing and on your next inhale bend at the knees, fingertips to the floor to Locust. Hold here a moment then come to hands and knees position.

Cycle through Hill and Valley to help loosen up and to gain focus for this time. When you feel ready pull your torso back toward your heels and rest on the heels of your feet.  Your forehead moves toward the floor, arms extend out in front of you.  Experiment with widening your knees if this feels vastly uncomfortable.  Also experiment with where you place your palms, how far out, how far apart.  Find a place of REST here!  Breathe this, remember this is a time also, of surrender and supplication.  God hears us when we pray, just as He heard Elijah.

“Elijah was a man just like us.  He prayed earnestly that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for 3 and a half years.” James 5:17

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