“In this exercise, the hands move forwards and are then brought back to the chest. This shows how one can make the proper exchange between the inner and the outer worlds, between the human being and Nature. Everything that one has received from Nature one must process and then give forth.
 “These movements work miraculously upon one’s personal growth, because they promote a strong impulse for giving to the world. Through them, people come to understand the great idea of giving and receiving. These movements are highly idealistic. They awaken those virtues in people which will be the foundation for the future culture: the culture of giving, sacrifi cing and self-renunciation for the benefi t of our neighbors.
 “Through these movements, man comes into contact with forces whose existence he has never suspected. Through them, one will enter into the world of abundance. The more that one gives, the more one will receive. If a person is like a full vessel whose content is not emptied, he can accept nothing more from the outside. As soon as the vessel is emptied, it may be fi lled anew. Everything that a person receives must be given that he may partake in the new.
 “This is a process of invigoration, renewal, growth, joy and strength. If the wellspring does not continuously give what it receives, it will not be able to receive fresh new streams. It would be like a stagnant swamp. What a difference between a wellspring of fresh water
and a swamp. In the swamp, we fi nd decay. In the pure spring, we fi nd movement and life.”
 Music: Melody 3 (“First Day of Spring”) – 34 measures.
 Starting position
 The last measure of the previous exercise: weight on the left foot, hands placed on the chest, palms inwards, fi ngers pointing up, elbows close to the body (fi gure 3.1).

Fig 3.1
Fig 3.2


Fig 3.3


 Movement sequence
 1st measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the right foot. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats the arms unfold horizontally to the front, the hands at elbow-height; palms upwards as if something is being offered (figures 3.2 and 3.3).
 2nd measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the left foot. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats: return the hands to the starting position (fi gure 3.1).
 These movements are repeated to the end of the melody No3, when the hands are back to the starting position.