What ever your traditions are around food, family and fun this time of year, I hope that you will make time to share a special moment or two together in presence with your little ones. This week I have the amazing opportunity to just BE with my children, no work, no cell phone, no email - just us together, playing, crafting, cuddling, and enjoying one another's company. What an outstanding gift. Our Easter dance is simply another means to connect with each other during this special holiday, even if just for a minute or two. If you missed the first post in this series, you'll want to have a look at it as it will give you the background you need to best use our newest addition to the Sun Dance Series. I hope you enjoy!
(Standing in mountain pose, reach arms up & wave)
Hang down low, reach for a chocolate egg
(Forward fold, reaching down for your toes)
Feet jump back, into your basket
(Bend your knees, place your hands down and jump or step your feet back to plank & take a big breath in)
Belly on the ground, let's search all around
(Bending at the elbows, lower your body down to the ground & look in all directions)
Look up high, look to either side
(Press the hands into the ground, to straighten the arms into cobra pose, looking up, and then from side to side)
(Knees under hips, curl the toes under & shift into downward dog)
& breathe & breathe & breathe
(Take 3 big breaths in through the nose and out through the nose, filling the belly BIG like a balloon when you breathe in, letting all the air out when you breathe out)
Feet jump up, you've found one now
(Hop the feet up, into a frog squat)
Hang down low, it's by your toes
(Straighten the legs, forward fold & reach down for your toes while pretending to find an Easter egg)
Stretch up high, hold your egg to the sky
(Coming to stand, reach both arms up over head with a big breath in and say YES! as you make fists with your hands and draw your elbows down towards your hips)
Now Easter Bunny pose!
(Bending the knees slightly, like chair pose, bring your little bunny paws up & hop!)
Wishing you blessings of peace and love over this Easter weekend! May you always remember to find and create the extraordinary in the ordinary. As always, if you have any comments, or want to share how you are using our sun dance series we would love to hear it. With a full heart, be bright, be bold & be you!