Omer Counting Journal
by Rabbi Shai Gluskin
Sifu (Teacher) Tseui Wei and Me (Oakland, CA, June
Today is the 32st day of the omer (May 9-10, 2001)
which is netzach in hod:
Right Thigh --> 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
Powerful inner calm.
Graceful outer strength.