Cultivatingcompassion for oneself, for others and the Earth. Developing a sense of interconnectedness to all things. As we can often feel disconnected to our own bodies in our daily lives with technology/automation, we begin from within.
"By recognizing the inter-connectedness of all life, we can move beyond the idea that we are separate selves and expand our compassion and love in such a way that we take action to protect the Earth."
"They want to get busy in order to forget. We should not talk in terms of what they should do, what they should not do, for the sake of the future. We should talk to them in such a way that touches their hearts, that helps them to engage on the path that will bring them true happiness; the path of love and understanding, the courage to let go. When they have tasted a little bit of peace and love, they may wake up."
Also similar across other disciplines: TO HEAL THE OCEANS WE MUST HEAL OURSELVES: Dr. Rod Fujita, Director, Research & Development of the Oceans program of the Environmental Defense Fund 3. NAMES and Can you answer What can you hear when you listen to yourself, someone else or the earth? pick one example to share. (5 min)
4.Supta Baddha Konasana ( 10 min)-- can have blocks under knees as alternative
5. Backbend (10 minutes): Can use just a blanket folded for under back.
6. Look into each others eyes 2 minutes. listening with full body.
7. Can you tell me a story of either a time you spent near or in water OR a time you stood up for yourself or someone else. (5 min each= 10 min)--look into each others eyes--listening with full body.
8. Thank you, I see you. looking into each others eyes.
Moving outward to Natural environments...
9. Twisted Deer Pose--imagine yourself in nature, supported by the earth, surrounded by trees. (5 min each side, 10 minutes total)
10. PULSES: Listening like we enter a forest and all the creatures listen for us. Do we do the same? Pick two rocks to clack together to create the rhythm of pulses heard within or from the environment outside. Then try to match the pulse of other participants, and then go back to your own. Uniting nature and each other. (5 minutes)
11. Savasana: Back to within, absorbing the interconnectedness (8 minutes)