Yoga as a Peace Practice to Build Resilence

In August, I was blessed to attend Yoga as a Peace Practice at Yogaville, Satchidananda Ashram.  The weekend workshop reminds us that Yoga is not solely a physical practice - but a mindful, spiritual and so importantly  - a contemplative practice.  As quoted from the Yoga as a Peace Practice literature@, Contemplative Practice helps to:

 
Develop compassion for ourselves and others
Develop clarity and discernment
Develop concentration
Refine thinking
Trust our intuition
Develop discipline
Open creativity
Develop curiosity
Cultivate awareness
Sharpen perception
Develop listening skills
Connect with compassion
Support conflict resolution
Improve observational skills
Diminish cynicism and despair
Discern choices that enhance well-being
Bring awareness to mental and conditional habits
— Yoga as a Peace Practice literature@, Contemplative Practice

I am so grateful for the ladies who wove these truths into their purpose and dedication to encouraging, imploring that this practice is so necessary in our world.  I Furthermore, I am grateful for Mala's grandfather, who was powerfully present at the Yoga as a Peace Practice weekend.  He teaches that peace is work.  And we are the work.  Thank you am also grateful for how every single one of these strands is who are at The Garden Schoolhouse:  they are Reggio Amelia, The Habits of Mind and The Nurtured Heart Approach! .  

 

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Furthermore, I am grateful for Mala's grandfather, who was powerfully present at the Yoga as a Peace Practice weekend.  He teaches that peace is work.  And we are the work.  Thank you.  

Children of all ages, grow through this practice - this way of being.  Even a few moments of yoga bring us to more genuine joy.  Personally, as I study and sometimes struggle with the work,  my husband reminds me, "All you have to do is love, care and teach.  And you already do two of those things just as you breathe.  That's not true.  You do all of those things all the time."  Thank you all, for believing in us, for living in a place of gratitude and peace.