Cognitive Yoga

Illumination

From time to time we need to encourage ourselves with an appropriate quote or aphorism that addresses our particular challenge. This exercise is named “Illumination”. Have the kids pick a quote that is meaningful to them, something that gets the juices flowing. It should be quote or saying that is

What would you do if ?

Your very best friend didn’t like you anymore? Something was taken out of your backpack ,and you think you know who? You are watching a person get picked on in the lavatory and no adults are around Your sister is smoking cigarettes and you know you parent’s won’t like it?

Artful Service

Artful service verses Co-dependence If you happened to be one of the many people who have been raised in families where the needs of one family member demand and absorb most of the resources, time and attention from everyone in the family you might be confused about the difference between

Measure for kids and teachers too

One of the most important concepts you can discuss with your students is the concept of “measure” . Measure has two paths. The first is using the right amount of energy to get the job done and the second is taking only what you need. In the first way, when

Civility

Mindfullness, good manners and civility have something in common. These principles all share the goal of awareness of others and then making an effort to anticipate what they need . Civil behavior assumes that other people are worthwhile and worthy of respect This courtesy is extended one on one. Here’s

Service

Service is just. It is the acknowledgement that the sustenance that we enjoy, food, clothes, our homes, fuel, light and water are all provided by the work of others. Even the air is given by trees. Service returns our talents to the pool of abundance from which everyone partakes. The

Sri Sarikaracarya said

“Those who suppose themselves to be strong and wish to dominate others with their will, are all governed by Passion (Rajas) and Ignorance( Tamas). It is not their strength but their lack of real strength and thier hollowness which keeps driving them on the way to clash and crush. A