Poem: Supposes …invented yoga poses! Fanciful ideas from my Korean students

The seal, the seagull

The chick, the turtle

The monkey, the hamster

The keyhole, the vampire

The apple, the  screwdriver

The car, the middle finger

The bear, the ruler

The battleship cruiser

The umbrella, the scissors

The fox and praying mantis

The quarter note of music

The hydra and the mushroom

The hula hoop, the jellyfish

The zombie and the dolphin

The banana, the spider

The white tiger

The boomerang, the heart

The elephant, the hippo

Kung-fu and the butterfly

The dragon and the dragonfly

Levitation and the box

Finally, the question mark

With a hop to make the dot!

About the poem:

I taught yoga for the first time to my English classes in Samcheonpo, South Korea. At the end of class, I asked them to invent a new yoga pose. They instantly came up with dozens of new poses I’d never imagined! I appreciate ancient wisdom, but what the heck, wouldn’t this be a fun way to keep a yoga class from getting dull? So creative!

About the author:

Joan Gregerson believes life should be fun, but we just forgot how to do it. Kids are often wiser than we are, when it comes to simply enjoying the moment. Joan writes books and blogs about inner peace and enjoying life.

 

 

 

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