Mindful movement & yoga could be described as a vinyasa yoga style inspired by Brahmani & Budokon, where fluidity, negotiation, (slow)motion, notion, stillness, mindfulness, breath, meditation, exploration, and play are central observances in the practice. The goal is to find stillness and focus in the mind and build enough agility, mobility, strength, and flexibility to move with ease. The practitioner is invited and motivated to investigate oneself, ask questions and discover its own practice through feeling before doing.
In private settings, it is possible to enjoy a less dynamic practice with a deeper focus on breath, meditation, technique or philosophy. These elements contribute to living a life more focused, healthy and happy.
The importance of starting young
If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” -Dalai Lama
In our current society where a 4-year-old owns an Ipad and a 7-year-old explains to the adult how to operate a mobile phone, it seems we are losing the connection with our bodies, nature and each other rapidly. Technology is amazing, but at the same time dangerous for our health and social contacts. Playing a game on a computer is simply not the same as playing a physical game outside while connecting with friends. Watching a screen is not the same as watching a live flower in blossom!
Kids yoga invites children to get together, to move their bodies through play and games, to be outdoors, to breathe and, most importantly, how to relax and meditate!
“The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness.”
~ Julie Martin