Theme: Ahimsa ~ non-harming, kindness
Story: Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse, by Jean Eckman Adams
Pose of the day: Sukhasana ~ “Easy” or “Happy” Pose
“With strength from the Earth, and light from the stars, I share my goodness with friends near and far“
Then we warm up our bodies with a series of poses called Surya Namaskarasana, or “Sun Salutation.”
To open our hearts and access all the kindness inside, we do a dynamic back bend called Ustrasana, “Camel Pose.” (Please do not attempt if you have lower back or neck pain).
Then we work our way to a very tricky pose called Vatayasana, “Horse Pose” in honor of Smokey the Purple Horse.
After a restful savasana, we begin our story.
“Breathing in, I feel joy. Breathing out, I share my goodness.”
Today’s story is about a pig named Clarence who goes out of his comfort zone and offers a life-changing gift to a new friend.
Ok! Find a special item that makes you smile and let’s begin!
~Do you think it was easy for Clarence to buy Smokey from the ranch?
~How do you think he felt about his decision afterwards?
~How might Clarence have felt if he said goodbye to Smokey and taken the bus home as planned?
~What would you have done?
Thanks for doing yoga with us today!
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