I tell you one of the things that is very close to my heart is the space I enjoy whenever I am in a Yoga class with children. I started teaching children Yoga as a teacher volunteer in 2011 during eN-Vidyalaya class, a weekend spiritual program for children gifted by my enlightened Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). I was drawn by my passion to work with children, so teaching Yoga to kids was the natural progression for me after ten years of teaching Yoga to adults.
What are the differences between teaching yoga to kids versus adults?
Here are my 5 discoveries:
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Do you tie knots in your life which suffocate you?
I am reminded of a beautiful story about Buddha and his disciples by a living avatar, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji):-
One day Budhha arrived for his usual morning discourse with his disciples. He had a knotted handkerchief in his hand. He showed it to the disciples and asked if any one of them could come up and untie the knot. One disciple went up and tried to untie it. He pulled and pulled, the knot tightened further. Another disciple went up, he looked at the knot for a few seconds and easily untied it. All he did was look at the knot and immediately he knew how the knot was created in the first place. So, he just reversed the whole thing and untied it. The knot itself taught him how to untie it.
Same way, our negative patterns and incompletions are nothing but the knots in the handkerchief. If we look at a pattern with awareness, we will see exactly how it was created, so you will understand the right way to ‘untie’ it. The knot or pattern itself will show you the way out of it!
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After my last spiritual retreat called Sadashivoham 2016 in last December, I find that this year I am slowly gravitating towards the very source of Yoga from Veda-Agamas which is the Source books of Hinduism or Sanatana Hindu Dharma. The revelation from the Veda-Agamas form the Shastra Pramana – the scriptural authority on truth which came down directly from the mouth of Adi Yogi (original Yogi) – Sadashiva to his consort, Devi Adishakti.
For a living Yogi, I am so grateful to my Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) who is a living incarnation, for reviving the original space of Yoga from which Sadashiva created this science. He reveals that “Vedas are the ultimate, superior authority for the Hindus. Vedas are like a pure science where the ultimate truths are explained whereas Agamas are the scriptures where the applied technology, the applied science is expounded.”
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