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all the colours of the rainbow

Posted on 5 Dec 2018

all the colours of the rainbow

This week has been the final class of the year for each Mindful Minis group. It was a culmination of all the affirmations we have been working on for the past 7 weeks. The children have filled up their mindfulness toolkits and are ready to brave the holidays and 2019! We spent some time going over each colour and affirmation. Each child was given a rainbow with the affirmations on for them to stick up in their bedrooms at home or in a journal. The kids really seemed to love learning a new...

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red: i am loved

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

red: i am loved

This week we looked at the final colour of the rainbow – red! For the children, red meant many things. For some children it signified anger and feeling cross. For other children it represented love and feeling loved. For some it felt like the colour of happiness. For the classes this week, I chose to use the mantra “I am loved” for the colour red. The reason for this is two-fold. One is the obvious: red equals love in the valentine’s day sense. The other reason was because, when I pondered on...

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orange: i am brave

Posted on 21 Nov 2018

orange: i am brave

In carrying on with our theme, “Finding your Rainbow”, we looked at the colour orange in the classes this week. I am not sure why but orange feels like the colour of bravery to me so we used the affirmation “I am brave” in the classes this week. We spoke a bit about things in nature that are orange like beautiful sunsets where the whole sky goes a deep orange, orange flowers, some birds, some fish, shells, orange fruits such as apricots, peaches and of course, oranges! I asked the children to...

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yellow: i am special

Posted on 14 Nov 2018

yellow: i am special

Yellow: the colour of sunflowers, daffodils, ducklings, lemons, the sun. For some people, happiness. In yoga, the colour yellow is associated with our solar plexus. This is the area below our sternum, just above our belly button, which consists of a complex network of nerves. The solar plexus is associated with self-belief. It is for this reason that I chose the mantra “I am special” for the classes this week. It is so important that our children know they are special. It was lovely to hear...

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green: i am calm

Posted on 7 Nov 2018

green: i am calm

We started the classes this week by recapping the affirmations that we have learnt so far and saved in our mindfulness rainbow tool bag, namely: I am powerful / important (violet) I am safe (indigo) I am true to myself (blue) Today we looked at the colour green which is often associated with the heart space in yoga, but I decided to pair it with the affirmation “I am calm”. The reason for this is that, with the recent rains in Cape Town, I have noticed a lot more greenery in the parks and...

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blue: i am true

Posted on 31 Oct 2018

blue: i am true

In carrying on with our theme, “Finding your Rainbow”, we looked at the colour blue in the classes this week. In yoga, blue is associated with the throat which represents our communication. We discussed how communication is not only about talking, but that we can also communicate through our body language and facial expressions. We chatted about how listening is also a form of communication since listening properly to someone helps us to better understand them and improves our communication...

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