This week we will be talking about "preserving energy" with our students.
During this time of year, we are especially prone to getting sick, tired, and burned out. That's why it is important to consider the things in your life that drain you and maybe take action to drop one of two of these energy-draining activities/emotions/reactions to life. Like the leaves falling off of a tree so that energy can be preserved until spring, we too must shed some uneccesary effort for our own health and well-being throughout the colder months.
A lot of our students hold on to anger, fear, and stress over homework and family life. That's why we will be practicing restorative yoga this week, to allow our students to heal and rest in healthy ways. For many of us resting involves some sort of screen and some noise. The kind of resting we will be practicing involves only our body, mind, and breath (and maybe a few blankets for support in these amazing restorative postures) in ways that supports self-love and compassion.
We will also practice the loving-kindness meditation at the end of each class. Try it for yourself! Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education, gives a great example in this video. Enjoy!