How to Get Yoga into the Classroom through the Principals
Have you ever noticed how every problem is also an opportunity?
For instance, one of my problems now is getting ready for the International Principals Conference in ten days. I’ve been researching and figuring out what school principals want. The problem is showing them how great yoga is for schools amid a hundred other groups also trying to show how great their product is for schools. Getting yoga into these schools is a problem.
Its a problem to solve and an opportunity to get more children doing yoga that I can’t pass up.
I notice how many achievements came as solutions to my problems. Like:
- When I couldn’t teach one more “trip to the Zoo” yoga class – I created more real yoga classes which eventually became my Kids Yoga Teacher Training,
- When I couldn’t find my tribe of kids yoga teachers – I started this blog,
- I hated having to find a photocopier so I developed the printable coloring books,
- Pre-school children can’t color, they just scribble lines, so color pictures got developed.
The yogic way is to not resist problems. In yoga we’re taught to breathe deeper into the problem. Relax. Don’t resist. Breathe. Release. Because every problem contains the clue to the solution.
Every Problem Contains the Clue to the Solution
This blog post is dedicated to problems. I admit I’m nervous about the conference and getting ready for 2,000 school principals. I’ve only got four days to connect with them, then the conference will be over. This Conference moves from country to country every two years, so they won’t be here next year. This is it!
Yet I feel excited to have this opportunity and grateful for this problem to solve. Problems connect you to your passion. Problems give you the thrill of doing new things. Problems make you get clear on what you want. And problems contain the seeds for personal growth.
They just sometimes get disguised as frustration, anxiety, confusion, and fear.
As you read this I invite you to notice the next time you’re frustrated or nervous about something. I invite you to notice your problems. Then write them down because the solution may be the breakthrough the world has been waiting for.
Consider How to Teach Children About Problems
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close
they were to success when they gave up.
~ Thomas Edison, 1877
When you teach kids consider telling them how much you appreciate problems. When kids say in frustration, “I can’t do it!” You can relate and teach them about how problems contain the clue to solutions.
What about now? Do you have any problems with kids yoga? Feel free to leave them in the comments – no matter how tough they may be.
I think getting to know the problems will be the first step to finding the solution. Do you agree?
P.S. Tell Me What You Think!
P.S. Can you help me with my problem? Tell Me What You Think. I’d love to get your feedback if you’ve ever talked to a school principal. Please share your experience by filling out this 4 Question survey. It’ll be fast and could help get more yoga into schools.
Thank you to everyone for your support!
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