Subjectively, the jellyfish is by far one of the most amazing creatures on planet earth. Maybe that's a biased opinion, as there are many other beautiful creatures on earth. Perhaps, it is the intrigue and wonders a jellyfish exudes which incites that feeling.
With graceful movement, they are quite calming to watch. Jellyfish move as innately as we take a breath. These free-swimming creatures are known for their elegance and almost dancer-like locomotion.
Based on the above paragraph, we found it fitting to model this yoga sequence after the artistic movement of these beautiful creatures. Simply because they offer a lot of insight into purposeful action. To replicate the undulating motions of the jellyfish, we moved through a few yoga poses which we think mimic that specific motion of these beautiful sea creatures. This sequence moves through child's pose, downward-facing dog, forward bend and forward fold.
How did it go?
Our students found it both an easy and a challenging treat to move as gracefully through each position as they could. This proved to be a little bit of a task as slow movement isn't always something children love to do! Nonetheless, the poses were simple, and the sequence was smooth enough for us to repeat and perfect!
Encourage students to hold each pose for a couple of seconds before moving on. This action will help strengthen the idea of the slow movement.
Take a look!
If you are looking for a jellyfish inspired yoga activity, then feel free to watch our video. You will be able to see our jellyfish flow at two speeds while listening to and learning the little spiel we use to guide our students through this sequence. We are confident that you and your students will find your jellyfish flow while learning some key yoga poses.
Get Your Undulation On,
Tiva & Randa