This month we introduced a lot of Yoga poses for Verde Children.
We started off with simple poses like the lion and the mouse pose, and then moved on to the mountain, volcano, elephant, dog and snake posses. All these posses lay the foundation for the Sun Salutation pose. Sun Salutation is a complete physical exercise for a child and even for an adult. Our Yoga curriculum was really an attempt to bring awareness among children that sometimes our body, mind and spirit needs to be nourished.
Yoga helps our body and mind to be calm and helps us bring the best in us. It is an attempt to help the child focus better. Next time if our wiggly bodies are too excited or need to take three deep breaths, we can remind them to say `OM’. We will be practicing Sun Salutation and other poses all through the year. We are very happy to share that our Yoga mat is coming out more often than usual.
We all live in the world of frenetic. The result is steady bombardment of sound and images on our children. Never before has this kind of mental peace been as important in the formation of the childhood. Yoga is one path to achieve focus and concentration, so that we can do our daily activities in a fulfilling way.
From the wholistic view of body, mind, spirit and inter-connectedness of all living creatures in this universe we are moving to the curriculum of `Earth and living things’ in November.