Last weekend I complete the #kidsyoga
certification with @zoogayoga_culvercity
! I learned about programming for different ages groups, best practices for teaching kids, and was reminded of the importance of personal practice.
Yesterday I was able to use some of these new skills - to help myself!! I had gotten stuck in a negative and repetitive pattern of thinking... **
In mind, I remember the way Megan had used her words/tone to gently guide young children back to the mat. Instead of scolding or hurrying them, they were continually encouraged to return. Sometimes it took a few comments, and sometimes they would only come back if they had to (to participate or see something)
I used this concept in my own mind, to myself. I found myself thinking.... mayaaaa... maaaaayaaa... it's okay Maya, we don't have to make ourselves feel bad about that. It's okay! And so on...
Without the pressure of "having" to get there, I soon found myself relaxed and back to work.
We are all mirrors for each other... especially people we don't like, and those who seem the most different (in age, gender, race, income, etc). Learning how to treat others, especially including the frustrations, helps us acknowledge our own shortcomings, and grow and move forward.
Thanks again to @zoogayoga_culvercity
for an awesome training, and to all the rad #yogis
I got to work with 😊😊