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Morning Sequence: The Jesus Prayer

July 30, 2014

I have always loved The Jesus Prayer and in fact, I fall into it throughout the day when I'm stressed, angry, tired and even grateful!

 

Lord, Jesus Christ

Son of God

Have mercy on me, a sinner.

 

So today I have a new sequence for you. It's a great way to start off your day!

 

 

 

Beginning in Standing Prayer, move into Prayer Breathing- "Lord Jesus Christ"

 

Hinge at the hips into Bowing, lifting at the heart and contracting the abs.

 

Bend at the knees into a nice, deep Throne position and hold. Breathe- "Son of God"

 

HInge into a deep Bow and bring fingertips to the floor, then hands to the floor.

 

 

 

Step back into Stone Table. 

Hold and breathe here, "Have mercy on me"

 

 

Pitch up into Tent and hold and breathe here, "A sinner"

 

 

Bring one leg forward to step into Strength.

Hold and breathe, "Lord, Jesus Christ"

 

 

Hands to the mat for Runner position.

Hold and breathe, "Son of God"

 

Bring both arms to inside the leg

either down to the elbows or arms remaining straight,

hands (or fingertips) to the mat for Endurance position.

Hold and breathe, "Have mercy on me"

 

 

Lift arm of inner leg to the sky, gaze following for Champion. 

Hold and breathe, "A sinner"

 

Bring hands back to mat, step both feet together and rise up slowly through Throne to Standing and Prayer Breathing and finally Standing Cross. Go slowly enough to breathe the entire Jesus Prayer on your way up

 

Lord, Jesus Christ

 

Son of God

 

 

Have mercy on me

a sinner

 

 

Finish out the sequence in Standing Prayer and begin the same movements and prayer breath on the other side to keep things balanced!

 

Blessings to you today!

 

-Angela 

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