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Articles describing the fun we have had in previous Mindful Minis classes and workshops

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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indigo: i am safe

Posted on 24 Oct 2018

indigo: i am safe

In carrying on with our theme, “Finding your Rainbow”, we looked at the colour Indigo or Royal Blue. In yoga, the colour indigo is associated with the forehead and represents our intuition or sixth sense as some people like to call it. We spoke a bit in the classes this week about how the little voice inside each of us helps to keep us safe. We spoke about how we should listen to the voice when we feel it is trying to tell us something. We spoke about how we might find ourselves in a situation...

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violet: i am important

Posted on 17 Oct 2018

violet: i am important

The theme for the term is Finding your rainbow. Each week we will consider a different colour of the rainbow and ponder how it can help us find the calm and joy within. We are building up a rainbow-coloured bag of positive affirmations to take with us wherever we go! This week we looked at the colour Violet. In the Middle Ages, the colour violet or purple was reserved for royalty. We connected with the wisdom and power of the purple colour using the affirmation: I am important. Knowing that we...

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your special animal

Posted on 20 Sep 2018

your special animal

Our theme for the term has been animals and what animals can teach us about mindfulness. This week in each class it was the last lesson for the term so I decided to personalise things a bit and let each child discover an animal that held meaning for them. This was done in earnest through the guided visualisation in which I suggested that the children met an animal in their minds that had a message for them. I suggested that the message was one that would help the seeds of happiness to grow in...

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Overcome the crocodile within

Posted on 12 Sep 2018

Overcome the crocodile within

This week we looked at a representation of fear in the form of a crocodile. Those yellow eyes, huge jaws and sharp teeth (all 80 of them) – what’s not to be scared of! I had some pictures of crocodiles to show the children and quite frankly, just looking at the pictures, I got shivers down my spine. So, I thought it fitting to personify fear as a crocodile and unpack our experience of it. I recently read this story: Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle...

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