How Beautiful is the Opening
“We are containers of Love and our only purpose of life is to love and pour out love.”
Occasionally a class can feel like a struggle. In retrospect, I
see I’m like a jar closed tight that I can’t get open to enjoy the good stuff inside it. Nothing can penetrate.
My favorite way to teach is to be open with the class. When I plan my classes I have a theme in mind (my motif – see the last entry) and a few key ideas, but I don’t plan every detail. When
I am open to the suggestions and ideas that always come up we have much more fun.
Who’s Hiding Under the Blanket?
On the them
Searching & Discovering – we played a hiding game this week. I used a thin wool shawl that you cannot see through and after the yoga pose everyone rested in child pose. Then I quietly walked around the room and slipped the blanket over one person and everyone guessed who’s under the blanket.
I played it in a few of the rooms in the daycare and we had alot of fun. When I got to the pre-schooler’s (age 2 1/2 – 4 years) they delighted in taking turns going under the blanket. So before we “hid” the kids said – “Now it’s Brianna’s turn to hide.”
The Fun of Flowing
These kids were enjoying a different kind of fun. When they popped up from under the blanket, smiling and arms stretched out in joy – it was an absolute delight. The teachers and parents watching could not help but get caught up in it. A magic had been opened up and poured out into the room.
That magic always trumps any of my other themes! It is the purpose and the reason I love teaching children’s yoga.
Here’s a fun post from David in Brazil describing one of his early experiences flowing with children’s yoga: