I have not posted in a LONG while. I have been teaching more and more and finding I have less and less time for writing. I have just had to let myself be OK with that. It’s part of yoga and part of life. I’m hoping that the new year brings more hours in the day or at the very least, a little more time for keeping up with the blog.
Last year we saw no significant snow fall in our neck of the woods and my daughter has been longing for a snow day or two or three. To give the kiddos some hope for a white Christmas we performed a SNOW DANCE as part of our holiday kids yoga class last month. This would really work as part of any winter themed kids yoga class, it just so happened to work for our holiday class.
So simple, but we had SO MUCH FUN~
~ I played a Native American drum beat (on my Ipod) and we danced around the circle. I watched a few rain dances on YouTube and tried to loosely replicate that Native American technique.
~ We chanted hi-ya, hey-ya…as we danced the circle.
~ Then I would sing, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” and call out a pose. We would freeze into that pose. We used the Warrior poses 1, 2, & 3, because we were spirit warriors, of course. We also scrunched up in a little ball and became a snowball and ended our dance on the floor doing snow angels.
On Christmas Eve, when the first snowflakes began to fall, my heart smiled…our snow dance worked! The snow didn’t last long, but it covered the ground, turned everything white, and made lots of little kids (and big ones too) very happy!