blog

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

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

the mindful owl

Posted on 7 Sep 2018

the mindful owl

Owls are considered to be wise. I have always wondered why this is, so I decided to do a bit of research. Numerous articles I read suggested that it goes back to the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, who has an owl as her symbol. Apparently, the Greeks thought owls had some sort of inner light that let them see at night. Some suggestions I read said that owls came to represent wisdom because of their large eyes, leaving the impression that they are taking in everything around them....

Read More

the kind heart

Posted on 4 Sep 2018

the kind heart

This afternoon Mindful Minis held a workshop with the Grade 1 and 2 girls from the Hearts Club at Springfield Convent. Today’s theme was the Kind Heart, the second workshop from the Loving Heart Series by Mindful Minis. We started with our 3 deep breaths and listening to the chimes. We reminded ourselves what mindfulness is by watching the glitter jar. When the jar is shaken up, the glitter moves around chaotically, representing how we sometimes feel when our thoughts and feelings are all over...

Read More