Yoga Bharati Spring kids camp is a huge success this time again with the help of yoga teacher training students Sloka, Aditya, Ashwathy, and Suman, by their active involvement.
Even though we had a small camp, activities went smoothly and kids learnt a lot and shared their learning experience with us.
A Small report:
Our camp started everyday at 9.30 am with 1.30 hours yoga session that included:
Breath cleansing practices
Om Meditation techniques
Next activity was Sloka chanting. We separated the groups based on their levels.
Our young chanters like Swayam, Amruta and Eesha taught chanting on a 1-1 basis.
Meaning of the mantras and their applicability and benefits were shared. Chanting brings in wonderful health benefits focus, concentration and improves memory.
Within minutes chanting brings about a meditative experience.
Mantras learned and chanted:
Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu - importance of a Guru, a spiritual teacher and his/her significance in ones life is given in this mantra
Starting Mantra - Om Sahana Vavatu, Sahanau Bhnaktu - chant or vow between the teacher and student has been elaborated here.
Ending Mantra - Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha - chant that focuses on the happiness, peace and prosperity for the entire Universe.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra - Mantra restores health and happiness and brings calmness and conquers fears of life. Resonance of the words in the mantra leads to inner peace.
Bhagawat Gita chanting - Some of our groups learnt Chapter 15th Bhagawat Gita. Chapter 15th is about the Secret of ones life success: One who knows the secret and understands life will attain eternal peace and happiness.
For kids more than the meaning, the chanting is important.
Our groups showcased their learning in front of the bigger group everyday.
Next activity was the healthy organic snacks. Organic hummus, organic carrots, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, oranges, apples, Pita chips, popcorn made of avocado oil, rice crackers, veggie sticks were served.
Right after the snacks, we did our Yoga based art project: Shri Yantra.
The Sri Yantra diagram is formed by 9 triangles that surround and radiate from the central (bindu) point..These nine triangles are of various sizes and intersect with one another. In the middle is the power point called bindu, This powerful symbol can help you solve all your problems and clear all negativity in your life. Its a tool for meditation.
We completed it on Friday and kids got to take it home.
Our last activity was Yogic games followed by circle meditation.
Yoga games focused on strategy, team work and collective thinking..
Circle meditation where we brought the soft emotions through words such as kind, love, sharing, peace, chanting etc.
Children thoroughly enjoyed and did not want to go home after the camp !
Hope children come to the Summer Yoga camp and next semester kids classes at Yoga Bharati and continue their yogic journey!
Summer camp details https://yogabharati.org/kids-camp