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up invisible bubbles to throw all of
your best feelings to the whole planet
with a giant Whooooosh! Martial
art forms that study nature and the animal
world have noticed that cats often move
their paws in a downward way to "bring
down" the energy of their opponent.
Brian Malis, M.A., RCST., came up with
the idea of doing the reverse of this
by "raising" the energy for
everyone with a Whooosh!
much Whoosh often calls for some Voom
to balance things out.
is a natural way for the nervous system
to release stress. As the kids slowly
move the wiggle up their bodies, tuning
in to each seperate part of the body,
they pull all of their strength in with
a giant Yes!
Tree- Children today are faced
with a faster paced world than any previous
generation. Many kids have worries far
biggger than their size. By speaking
their worry to the tree, kids learn that
others have worries too, and that there
is a place to let worries go. The worry
tree can become a daily way to relieve
Tiny & Big- Expansion
and contraction are things that children
know well. Sometimes we all feel big
and confindent, and sometimes small
and vulnerable. It is important that
we nuture both places in ourselves
and in children. So often we put too
much emphisis on the outward and big,
that when children feel inward and
small they can feel bad about themselves.
In Funny Bone Logic these special inward
moments are just another great way
to get to know ourselves. By reaching
for the tiniest and biggest places
that you can feel in your body, you
gain a deeper perspective on body-center.
Seeds & Flowers- From
an embryo to an elder, people are like
flower seeds. Gumbo and Giggly water
the "Seeds" with a cloud watering
Dance & Funny Bone Song- See
why The Funny
Bone Dance is sweeping the nation! The
Funny Bone Dance utilizes cross-motor
movements, which build left and right
brain hemisphere connections. Movement
and rhythm have untold powers for healing.
game where time speeds up and slows
down. When things speed up and a child
feels overwhelm, learning to pause
and breathe can do wonders for their
well-being. Many children have a hard
time learning how to go slow (and so
do a lot of adults). Gumbo Wobbly shows
that going fast can lead to a CRASH!
Giggly Sprout shows another way to
get back on track, by breathing slow
and listening to the heart.
feels emotion. By allowing children to
name their emotions and play with making
them get bigger and smaller, this skill
teaches kids how to embrace and feel
their emotion while letting it go. It
is very healthy for children to watch
each other openly feel and express their
emotions in a safe environment. Children
learn to be in control of their emotions
instead of having their emotions control
them. Over the years of doing this exercise,
it has been amazing to see how often
children ask to express shadowy emotions.
This skill also empowers children's ability
to self-regulate and build emotional
Stars & Earth- This
skill is an enhanced Kundalini exercise.
Breathing is one of the best ways to
change emotional states in the body.
By bringing oxygen to the brain and
body, breathing gives us life.
Bone Stew- This
yogic skill stretches the imagination
as well as your body. This is a good
one after a long car ride, or too much
sitting in the classroom. It brings more
oxygen to the muscles, and opens the
hips, where so much potent life force
HeHe HaHa HoHo- Laughter
has many positive effects on the body.
Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of The
Laughter Club Movement, and author
For No Reason" has ignited
the world with "yogic laughing".
Giggly and Gumbo take this skill into
an old-school hip-hop style with break-dancing
and a laughing rap.