419. Dance Class: a bedtime story and meditation

419. Dance Class: a bedtime story and meditation

Ballet Bunny practices her dancing and teaches Dragon how to turn and spin.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:07

Dance Class Excerpt:

Before going outside, Ballet Bunny took a few minutes to warm up her body before beginning to practice dancing. It was important to stretch before doing any strenuous dance moves, especially since she hadn’t danced in several days. Ballet Bunny stretched her legs out one by one, in front, in back, and to the sides. She arched her back, and twisted her head to the left and the right. She did a few bending exercises to strengthen her muscles. Soon she felt ready to go outside and dance!

Ballet Bunny stepped out of her den, blinking at first in the bright sunlight. What a beautiful day! In the open area in front of her den, Ballet did one or two more stretches. Then, she began to dance. She did simple steps at first, still feeling like she needed to warm-up. Slowly, she switched to more intricate footwork, focusing on her technique at first. Finally, fully warmed up, she began practicing her turns. She spun rapidly around many times, first to the left, and then again to the right. Then, left, then right again. It was important to be able to turn equally well in both directions, so she needed to practice her turns on both sides.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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