Yoga Principle #8: Have Alone Time

 

Be reflective. Spend time with yourself. Know yourself. Take the time for quiet. Be still.

 

 

Avoid: being too busy, being superficial/looking outward or to others for answers to who you are

 

 

Practice: enjoying peaceful moments in solitude, being reflective, pondering the question “Who am I?”

 

 

Example: Rather than hopping online to check your e-mail when you get home from school, you choose to head up to your favorite corner of your room. You turn off your phone and play your favorite calming music for 10 minutes while sitting in Easy Pose with your eyes closed. You feel refreshed and calm and confident about your ability to do a great job on your writing assignment.

 

Other Ideas: Sun Salutations in silence, pre-rise breathing, journaling

 

Suggested Reading

 

• I Believe in Me: A Book of Affirmations, by Connie Bowen

 

• The Way I Feel, by Janan Cain

 

• I Take a DEEEP Breath!, by Sharon R. Penchina

 

• Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, and Irene 

 

Dunlap

 

• The Affirmation Web: A Believe in Yourself Adventure, by Lori Lite and Helder Botelho

 

• Is There Really a Human RACE?, by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell

 

 

 

Excerpted from Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for 

 

Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children(F+W/Adams Media, 2013) by Lisa Flynn, E-RYT, 

 

RCYT, Founder of ChildLight Yoga® and Yoga 4 Classrooms®.

Practice Peace

Practice Peace

Surround yourself with love and kindness. Be gentle and peaceful in your thoughts and actions. Be respectful. Show kindness. Do not harm anyone or anything. Practice tolerance.

Be Honest

Be Honest

Be truthful in your actions, thoughts, and speech. Tell the truth. Be yourself. Be true to you.

Be Generous

Be Generous

Be generous. Share, Don't take what isn't yours.

Practice Moderation

Practice Moderation

Remember to do all things in moderation. Practice self-control.

Be Clean

Be Clean

Take care of yourself, body and mind. Take care of your surroundings, community, and earth.

Be Content

Be Content

Be content with yourself. Celebrate your uniqueness. Maintain a positive outlook. Have an internal sense of peacefulness. Practice gratefulness.

Work Hard

Work Hard

Be disciplined. Always try your best. Establish good habits. Finish what you start. Persevere: Don't give up!

Have Alone Time

Have Alone Time

Be reflective. Spend time with yourself. Know yourself. Take the time for quiet. Be still.

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