In an effort to keep all my Yogi Playground parents up to date with all the fun themes and happenings in our circle, I’ll be posting Friday Class Reflections each week.
Oh March! Comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb….much like we do when we practice yoga! This month our classes remind us to take time to breathe, and of course this week we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day! What are some symbols we see around St. Patty’s Day? What does it mean to be lucky? What of this pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? This week, we meditated on Luck, or as I call them, Blessings. What are we lucky to have in our lives?
For my preschool classes, we played a game where we learned some new, and reviewed some familiar, poses. These included Rainbow Pose (with a partner!), 3 and 4 leaf clover pose, pot o’gold pose, and leprechaun where we had the opportunity to show off some of our own cool ‘tricks’ on our mats (thanks to one of my first graders who reminded me of the Leprechaun! Our children are so wonderfully creative).
In my first grade class we also explored these poses in more challenging ways, and told a group story of The Warrior and his search for the pot of gold. Our Warrior was finding himself in all sorts of predicaments, but when he finally went home and was still for a moment, he realized he had the pot o’gold the whole time, for his life was full of luck and blessings. He didn’t need more, but was appreciative of what he already had.
Our yogis also explored the Singing Bowl (our own pot of gold). The room filled with blessings as each yogi tapped the bowl and filled it with something for which they are thankful.
As one preschooler said, “I’m thankful for all that surrounds me, and my teachers and yoga.” Heart melt.
All my classes went home with their own Pot O’Gold drawing, inspired by Alluem Yoga Kids.
“Rainbows hold treasures for both young & old, but what’s inside my pot is more precious than gold.”
How would you fill your pot?
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and many Blessings to All!