In "Amazing Grace," a Tapestry of Faith program
Yin-yang philosophy offers wonderful ways to visualize growth, change, and the interplay of life's many opposites, like right and wrong. Introduce youth to the concept of yin-yang and explore other opposites in this four-step activity:
Optional higher-energy demonstration: If you intend to do this, have two leaders practice in advance and give a demonstration. Ask the youth to pair up with another person of about the same weight and size. (These matches do not at all need to be exact.) The pairs should stand close together, facing each other toe to toe, and then take each other's hands and slowly lean back with their toes still touching. Finally, they should move very gently (stress this) back and forth, with the first person being pulled toward the second, then the second being pulled toward the first, over and over so they each in turn seem to be changing into the other. (Note: This is a trust activity and it presents a danger of falling. If you think your youth will not handle it well, skip it. Otherwise, consider having leaders act as spotters to help catch youth if they begin to fall.)
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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