Happy Week 6 of Mindful Movers Mighty Men!!!
Time goes by so fast!
What a joy 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 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! What a powerful thing - when we are aware of both our physical "feelings" and our emotional "feelings" we can have the power of choice over our responses! Hooray!
We have been talking about the 8 Limbs of Yoga as the weeks progress... Yama's and Niyama's (being kind to yourself and others), Pratyahra and Pranyama (control of your senses- think reactions and breathing) and Dharana (concentration). Today we will talk more about Asana's - the poses of yoga. We will change gears a bit and practice more "poses" and flow through yoga sequences more and more!
We have explored changing our "power" and feelings through breath and mindfulness and we will now focus on changing our feelings through movement and breath- AKA Asanas. These techniques, like all sports or talents, take time and effort to put into practice. I am excited to lead the girls through more yoga sequences and send them home with a pose of the week!
A fabulously simple picture book- we reference in all Mindful Movers Classes.
Please see above link if you would like to read more about this book and yoga for our children!
I will be encouraging the girls to continue to carve out time at home once daily for "quiet" or meditation time and will also be encouraging them to experiment with some simple sun salutations a few times a week between our sessions!
Warmest wishes from the Movement, Mindfulness and Me team today and everyday!
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