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Follow the Child–Pleased by a Group Accomplishment

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Follow the Child–Pleased by a Group Accomplishment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is the next-to-the-last day of Summer Scapes.  In Yoga class, we made butterflies to illustrate the stillness that can come with our practice as a group.  Nearly everyone in the community gathered near the mandala we’ve been making to attempt something we weren’t entirely sure we could do, create a moving human mandala and then, a still one.

 

 

 

A little expert help made the butterflies a breeze.

A little expert help made finishing the butterflies a breeze.

 

 

Sitting cross-legged, we listened carefully to the plan.

Sitting cross-legged, we listened carefully to the plan.

 

 

We would lie in Shivasana with our feet near the mandala we'd made and with our butterflies on our stomachs.

We would lie in Shavasana with our feet near the mandala we’d made and with our butterflies on our stomachs.

 

 

Our feet would be very near the center.

Our feet would be very near the center.

 

 

 

As we breathed in and out. . .

As we breathed in and out. . .

 

 

. . .the butterflies would not be frightened and would not fly away.

. . .the butterflies would not be frightened and would not fly away.

 

 

We managed to do this holding hands. . .

We managed to do this holding hands. . .

 

. . .with our hands in the air. . .

. . .with our hands in the air. . .

 

 

. . .and with one foot in the air!

. . .and with one foot in the air!

 

 

We were pleased with ourselves and celebrated with a bee pose and bee noise (not shown.)

We were pleased with ourselves and celebrated with a bee pose and bee noise (not shown.)

 

 

It felt good.

 

Now, any time we feel unsettled, at home, or anywhere, we can lie in this pose and imagine the butterfly on our stomachs, moving up and down slightly with our breathing, and never frightened away.

 

We can be strong, be calm and be still.

 

There are many butterflies in our butterfly bushes now.  We enjoy watching them.  Sometimes they feed, moving their wings slightly.  The bees, too, are so much fun to watch pollinating small flowers.

 

Summer Scapes may be almost over, but summer is still here. How are you enjoying it?

 

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2017-11-14T22:22:44+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education|