"Self-realization means that we have been conscciously connected with our source of being. Once
we have made this connection,than nothing can go wrong..."_ Swami Paramananda
This magic allignment is the place where I am when I share , teach and play yoga. I thought it might be helpful since my "sacred kids" class has just been born to give a little re-cap of some of the magic that has occured in class over the past three weeks. I have shared my feelings in previous entries yet have not shared the subject matter. Truthfully, the magic that occured could never be written in a curriculumn . However, by sharing some terms and fundamental components that I weave through every class, my wish is that these life "threads" will be integrated in home and LIFE outside of weekly class.
Bhakti Yoga- The path of pure spiritual devotion ...... Yes, I followed my heart and introduced this concept to ALL of the little yoginis, and to my wonderment , they all understood in their own pure way. Each practice I begin class with everyone dedicating either silently or aloud, their yoga practice to someone. (last week we devoted a special blessing to the children of Haiti in addition to personal dedications.)Having explained that we are building a strong foundation like a house.,we repeat and go over the concepts introduced in new ways: dance , song, story and game. In all ages to develop our breathing for instance, we played with straws and pom-poms blowing them across the room.(sounds easy until you try it!) Our Peace Pixies have been very busy flying and flapping thier wings through secret gardens and exotic jungles and the ocean. Yoga poses are introduced in all aspects.We are growing flowers in all corners of the class, some even smell like "green trucks". We all enjoy our yoga rest "shavasana" while I, as much as the kids relish in peace during foot massage. We close in our peace circle allowing time for special gratitude through song and honoring each other with a closing "namaste" Our Light fairies and Warriors really have deeply welcomed the concept of devotion. I am so moved by the compassion and global concern our light yoginis have. This past week in addition, to our deeply devotional practice, I focused on beauty and strength from the inside out! This theme was integrated in dance and Yoga Flow. Our yoginis are really building on connecting their yoga poses.We also yoga moved our feelings... I named our dance "The Bhakti Groove" we hold in what we are grateful for and we let out what does not work for us! A dance we all should do around the house!And then, Aaaaaahhhhhh Shavasana and with the older class a guided meditation. I can not express deeply enough how our yoginis really love this magical time. I encourage them to share and continue this every day even if it is for a minute. Imagine how our life might be free of stress and illness had we been introduced to these concepts as children???
I close... in Dedication to your children and all the children of the world, that they may be encouraged to cherish and nurture their sacred spirits. Peace , light, and love... mindy
Mon, February 1, 2010
by mindy houri