How do you sleep?
I start like this in relaxation pose and pretend that my body is very cooked and mushy pasta. I like it because it makes my body feel heavy.
Then sometimes in the night I do this (flapping fish pose)
and even this: (child’s pose).
But this morning I woke up like this (crocodile pose)
Yes very strange I know but I was wondering about the “wrong side of bed”. I had heard people talking about the “wrong side of bed” but I didn’t know what it meant and I have to admit, it had me a little bit worried.
I tried one side “lion’s pose” for a bit of courage.
and then I turned to the other side, “thunderbolt”
They both felt equally good so I kept trying one side and then the other side of the bed. I couldn’t decide.
I did some morning stretches while I was still on my bed bed. Because this pose is called the compass pose I thought it might help me decide on my direction.
Finally mum called me for breakfast so I had to make a decision quickly.
I jumped out of bed (crouching tiger pose)
Alas, I fear, I must have jumped out on the wrong side!
Things started to go horribly wrong.
One minute the jug of orange juice looked like this (mermaid pose)
and the next minute, just before it was my turn to pour, it grew and grew and grew, until it looked like this (leaning palm tree pose). I could hardly reach it.
And then the kitchen table (table pose)
collapsed and turned into a little boat (little boat pose).
My usual kitchen chair was uncomfortable (chair pose by my friend Mara)
It was so confusing! After the kitchen table incident I told mum that it would be safer to have my bowl of muesli on the floor but look how big it was (dish pose).
I ate a little bit of muesli but to be honest with you I was off my food.
After breakfast, I went to the bathroom for a bath (dead ant pose)
and to brush my teeth but the toothbrush fell on the floor and was enormous. How could I get that toothbrush in my little mouth?
toothbrush pose by Mara
Time to practise my violin so I took out my music stand and opened it up (giraffe pose)
What do you think happened then? My music stand collapsed! From an open music stand (giraffe) to a collapsed music stand (sparrow)
My friend Mara had the very same experience with her music stand. Look!
One minute it was up and open and the next minute it had collapsed into a squatting pose.
Enough was enough!
It was time to take stock and think this problem through (reclining Buddha)
I knew that I just had to go back to bed and start again.
So I went back to bed and had a good rest but now can you tell me which side was the wrong side?
Poses demonstrated by creative yoga games for kids volume 1 & 2. Additional poses demonstrated by my friend Mara.
Thank you to Phoebe Dougall of “Time for Yoga” for hosting our Focus on Focus creative yoga workshop on Sunday. Thank you to all of the participants. It was very heartening to see such an enthusiastic and dedicated group.
The next 3 day creative yoga for kids workshop in Castlemaine will be on January 9th, 10th & 11th 2015.
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