Happy Sunday everyone! It’s the end of week one for those that have returned to school and I am guessing it has been a flurry of activity both inside and outside of school! Today I bring you Children’s Yoga to potentially bring further harmony to the mix.
Why Children’s Yoga? As a parent / carer you already have a long list of weekend activities for the children right? Yoga for children not only exercises children’s bodies, it also exercises their mind and strengthens their breath. Our yoga practise is not just about time we spend on the mat together, by the way children and their parents / carers get down on the mat together in my classes! It’s about us helping our children to build an awareness of themselves, their friends and the world around us through the practise of mindfulness, gratitude and compassion.
My purpose in teaching children’s yoga is to provide them with a safe and happy space to experience the positivity and peace that yoga can bring into their lives and that of their families. I dedicate my efforts to crafting a space where children can have fun as well as slow down, return to their breath, connecting with their hearts and each other. There is no judgement, no competition or aim for perfection, children are free to interpret yoga poses through stories and games, enabling them to relax and have fun whilst developing strength, flexibility and balance, as well as increasing awareness of themselves and the world around us.
In today’s society both our children and us as adults are constantly being bombarded with distractions from new toys and gadgets to new TV programmes – it can be a bit over stimulating and stressful! We find little time to be with ourselves, to be still, and to come back to our breath. Yoga with Rupy is here to be with you, so together we can help our children develop a peaceful mind, a peaceful body and peaceful life.