OM TAT SAT
OM TAT SAT
OM TAT SAT
OM

Sitting in the shade under the old oak trees, the Prep channelled their inner yogis this week. It was wonderful to see how well everyone embraced new concepts, such as using the Sanskrit word Namaste as a sign of respect and compassion, and we connected to what we call our ‘heart centre’ by recognising the good that lives in us all.

Chest tapping different chants, such as ‘Om Tat Sat’ and ‘I am an old oak tree. And what are you?’ led to many smiles as we developed the muscles around our lungs. The pupils learnt how to be warriors (peaceful warriors according to Seren K in Year 3) as we stood ‘On Guard’ protecting the animals, spaces, and people we cherish.

Things got a bit silly as we used the posture sitting-forward bend and our breath to make the most disgusting sandwiches in the world. Some of the items we gobbled up are simply too vile for Vinelines; however, the children had Ms Linney laughing as pickles, mayonnaise and ketchup came up as some of their most revolting toppings. We also dedicated some of our energy to focused breathing and balancing postures, including ‘Flamingo Hops’ and ‘Tree’.  Some of us stood tall, balanced and strong, while a few of our trees swayed in the wind. How wonderful it was to lie back in ‘Floppy Floor Pose’ (otherwise known as savasana) as we enjoyed a guided toe to top relaxation. I was humbled and beyond happy to have shared The Yoga Bananas Technique© with the yogis of Vinehall.

Namaste.
Ally Linney