It is important to know where things come from, especially if we use those things to help ourselves here in the present. Understanding the origins can help us decide how to best use these practices for ourselves. We have the things we do because of the people that came before us. Let’s take the time to acknowledge and appreciate what we have and what it will give us.
Sun Salutation A - November 2022
Sun Salutation A (Surya Namaskar A in Sanskrit) Is a traditional flow used at the beginning of a yoga class. It helps warm up the body in preparation for postures to come. It is also just a great way to start your day and get your blood flowing!
Belly Breath - November 2022
This is Belly Breath. It is a state of deep breathing controlled by the diaphragm, a large muscle in our abdomen. It fills the lungs fully and counteracts shallow, stressed out breathing. When our bodies are in “fight or flight,” we engage in shallow breathing. Belly breathing reduces our heart r...
Move with Nature - November 2022
This activity is a great way to explore how our bodies can connect with nature. Each element provides a new opportunity for movement and body awareness. The earth element movement helps us to feel grounded with ourselves while fire helps us to connect with our own energy. Water helps us to go wit...
We Are Water Protectors - November 2022
We Are Water Protectors is a 2020 picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. Written in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the book tells the story of an Ojibwe girl who fights against an oil pipeline in an effort to protect the water supply of her p...
Aum Shanti Aum - November 2022
This video uses the shruti box, a musical instrument from India, to sing a yogic chant about people. The shruti has covered holes that we can open to find different notes. It makes sound by pumping air from the back, letting the air move through the holes that are open. This instrument is closely...
Nature Brush - November 2022
Nature Paint Brush - This activity shows us how creative we can be with the many natural gifts the Earth gives us. Take some time to explore outside and then bring your inspiration inward to create something completely new! Below are the materials you will need for this project: