8 Limbs of Yoga
Happy Week 4 of Mindful Movers Mighty Men!!!
Time goes by so fast!
What a great time it has been getting to know each of the boys in this session!
We have focused each week on Mindfulness lessons designed to teach the boys ways to identify and tame those thoughts, anxieties and worries that may draw them away from the present moment. Theses lessons have included mindful breathing, "Anchor Breath", among other breathing techniques as well as Mindful Listening, Heart-feltness, Emotions and
Labeling Our Thoughts.
All of these lessons provide the boys the means to identify what is happening, what they are feeling and how they are reacting at any given time! As young people in 2018- our kiddos are unintentionally learning to be distracted and they often move rapidly from one thing (thought, action or activity) to the other. These "things" are keeping their attention until the next stimulus ( thought action or activity) pulls them away. Our lesson last week and the upcoming Body Scan lesson for this week can be challenging to a fast moving and easily distracted brain- but thats the point. We are practicing reigning in thoughts and redirecting them back to what is "necessary".
What a powerful thing when we are aware of our physical "feelings"/sensations, our thoughts (think wild puppies running all over) and eventually our our emotional "feelings" and realize that we can have the power of choice over them all! BUT this takes practice and is challenging even for most adults! I'd like to applaud every single person in this session- they are all honestly doing their best to practice the skills we are learning and
you should be very proud of them!