January 28: Alpha

Alpha gives the abdominals a slight rest and relies more on the core muscles in the rear of the body to engage.  There is something freeing and energizing about moving from Ark and Grace into Alpha. We move from a core tension in the front of our body, holding on, holding tight…into a release. It is still work but it’s a “lifting up” of ourselves into the Holy One.  The Alpha, the Omega..the beginning and end.

From Grace release the legs to straight in front of the body, lean upper body back and place your hands just behind you, palms facing in.  If you have difficulty with your wrists you may make a “fist” instead of flat palms.  Contract at the glute, open at the heart pulling shoulderblades together in back and lift your body up.  Keep your breathing steady and even.  With each breath continue to commit to this lifting.  Keep a slight bend at the elbow, do not lock.  You may drop your head back or bring your chin to your chest to alleviate any tension in the neck.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,

“who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev. 1:8

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