Yoga for Your Seder Table - Camel Pose
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Yoga for Your Seder Table - Camel Pose
Why not try this one at your Pesach table? You can even do a seated version by placing your hands on the side of your chair and arching your back backwards, just like a camel. It’s easy when you know how. The yogis called this posture ‘Ustrasana’ and it’s all about opening up your heart space and feeling free. We often read how Pharaoh had a ‘hard heart’ (look in the Book of Exodus/Shmot and see if you can find where it is written). On Pesach we are trying to keep our hearts soft and open to other people – that’s why we begin the seder by saying ‘all who are hungry, let them come and eat’. So….try Camel Pose and open up your heart!!
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Why do we eat much on this night and others eat little?
Why do we eat the unleavened bread and throw our leavened bread away instead of donating it to the food pantry?
Why do we dip our food into sauce and salt andcharosetwhile others may not even havea crumb to dip?
Why do we lay back, relax and eat the food that comes to us so easily while others work to buy bread for their family?
From a distance everything looks like a miracle
but up close even a miracle doesn’t appear so.
Even someone who crossed the Red Sea when it split only saw the sweaty back
of the one in front of him
and the motion of his big legs,
and at most, a hurried glance to the side,
fish of many colors in a wall of water,
like in a marine observatory behind walls of glass.
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