The United States of You: The Fifth Chakra

On Tuesday, we practiced exercising and expanding our throat center - the place of communication and personal creative expression. We began in the morning with a fun experiment using shaving cream, liquid watercolors, and wooden skewers to marble paper. Good thing we stayed outside for this one!

Our yoga instructor, Ruth, had us making lion breaths, shaking up laughter milkshakes, and practicing temper tantrums with our arms and legs. The whole floor was rumbling and shaking with our movements and our voices! 


Next we worked with paint chip strips to create collages, and practiced writing true stories about what we've made. Our special guest, Munira, returned to talk about the Happiness Quilt we'd be putting together, each with our own individual quilt squares. We started assembling the elements on felt after mapping our happiness. We also created more wish tags to hang up in the park a little later this week.

And the lovely clacking of typewriters echoed throughout Maude all day as everyone took turns. Gabi even composed an original song and sang it for us on the microphone after lunch, showing us by example how to be courageous and creative with our voices! She exemplified opening her 5th chakra perfectly!