I love musical toys… and I am sure that I am not alone. Yesterday, on this blog, I talked about finding your learning styles and the types of intelligences that are strongest for you. One of mine was the musical intelligence. So I brought kazoos to class yesterday.
I think we had a blast!
We used the kazoos as an introduction to a new form of pranayama (breath work): Brahmari – or humming breath. I encouraged people to look into the connection between play, and practice. As play opens up our hearts, so can this humming breath – allowing a sense of ease to come in as we prepare for savasana and meditation.
As you watch this short video, notice how much breath control must actually have to be applied in order to get the quick staccato and the articulation of the tied 16th notes he is playing on a kazoo. Seriously.
What happens to our minds and bodies when we attempt things that are completely silly? I’ll tell you, thinking about all of this, and the jy we had in class yesterday, is really a great invitation to bring a sense of play as we come to the weekend.
Thanks for sharing some joy with me!
Yogic Pose of the Day: Brahmari – Bee Breath
Yogic Concept of the Day: I can play some more this weekend. It enriches my body and mind to have playful intention.