We welcome questions here and I'm pleased to say that even the kids have started to learn that yoga classes are generally quiet times, and talking time, including non-urgent questions, is shared after class.
A while ago I had such a sweet encounter with an 8 year-old about yoga philosophy I wanted to share it with you.
Tilly*: - hand goes up when we'd all said Namaste
Stacey: "Yes Tilly"
Tilly: "Was that a Savasana at the end?"
Stacey: "Thanks for asking Tilly, that wasn't Savasana, that was a Mindfulness Meditation. We think hard about what's being told in the story so that we can start to relax. Does that make sense?"
Tilly's Mum:"Did you like that Mindfulness Meditation Tilly?"
Tilly: with a big smile on her face and twinkling eyes "Yes... I really liked it"
The vibe in the room had been excessively Vatta - esque that morning, so I added the Mindfulness Meditation where we were focussing on being a rock, to ground everyone and calm them before sending them off for the rest of their day.
As Tilly is only 8 she usually finds keeping still in Savasana pretty challenging, but as a curled-up 'rock' in Balasana (aka Childs Pose) she managed to stay still and relaxed for nearly 10 minutes.
If you find Savasana challenging, then let me know and we can add some different techniques into class to help with your relaxation.
*student name has been changed for privacy.