I spent a fun and hot day at the Botanic Gardens Open Day on Saturday. I had a great bunch of yogini's come to check it out and we had lots of fun.
We listened to and observed nature around us - the same way the yogi's started yoga 5000 years ago and we used this awareness to explore poses that I knew and for those we didn't we created new ones. Swayingrassasana was a favourite.
Whilst I was speaking with one of the mums and advocating for kids yoga, her daughter (8) overheard me saying - "It's just so good for them."
She asked me, "Why is yoga so good for kids?"
I responded, "It makes you strong and healthy, it makes you happy and confident and it helps you to be a good friend. It teaches you to never give up and to know that you are perfect just the way you are."
She nodded in agreement and then we got started. There will come a time when there will be no need to convince schools and parents that something so simple brings the results (as teachers, parents and society) we are all so desperate for. Peace - Connection - Strength
"A person's a person no matter how small!"- Dr Suess
Tracey is a knowledgeable yoga instructor and the children look forward to her regular visits. It's amazing to watch the children grow and learn the poses and strategies that she uses. The children are always excited to share what they have learnt and often transfer what they have done that day into other aspects of their play. Educators are using the calming strategies during the day.
Tracey, my daughter loves your yoga classes at day care. I have just watched her attempt to retell a story through yoga. Thoroughly cute! Thanks so much for your thought and effort.