Spring is so magical, it's a time of new beginnings, new life, new sights, sounds, smells, feelings... it's feels like a re-awakening, a fresh boost of energy and excitement, the warmth of sunshine on your bare arms... Yes, can you tell? I love spring! And I am so excited to share this Spring Dance with you. 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.
Stretch up high, wave to the warm sun in the sky
(Standing in mountain pose, reach arms up & wave)
Hang down low, feel the grass between your toes
(Forward fold, reaching down for your toes)
Feet jump back, into the field of flowers
(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 smell them now
(Bending at the elbows, lower your body down to the ground & pretend to sniff the lovely field)
Look up a the bumble bees
(Press the hands into the ground, to straighten the arms into cobra pose, looking at the bees)
Now look back at the bunnies
(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 - you can imagine you are a bunny and twitch your nose)
Feet jump up, just like a frog
(Hop the feet up, into a frog squat)
Hang down low, pick up a lady bug
(Straighten the legs, forward fold & reach down for your toes while pretending to find a lady bug)
Stretch up high, wave to the birds as they fly by
(Coming to stand, reach both arms up over head & wave)
Now spring flower pose!
(Hands come together above your head, keeping your pinkie, thumb and base of the palm connected, open the rest of the fingers to create a lovely flower with your hands as you lower them back down to your heart - here's a sample of what it should look like if that doesn't make sense)
I hope you love this new Sun Dance as much as I love Spring! I've been thinking.... why not create these in video format to go along with the script? If you like this idea, and see value in it please let me know in a comment below, even if there's only one person who digs it, I'm in! For now, I wish you the most amazing first day of spring. May it bring you plenty of love, beauty and joy.
Be Bright, Be Bold, Be You!