MANTRAS FOR KIDS
“The Only Constant in Life Is Change.”- Heraclitus
Talking about change can be difficult for some children. Comparing big life changes with changes we see in nature, like the change of seasons or the metamorphosis of a butterfly can help children think about more concrete changes that occur, naturally. The end of the school year can bring a lot of change, some families move, or move up to a new school, and say goodbye to beloved teachers and friends for sometimes an entire summer or more. Many children may have strong feelings and emotions but do not understand exactly where those feelings are coming from. Spending extra time with family is something to look forward to and remembering that change is inevitable can help with these emotions. In yoga, it is emphasized to stay in the present moment but looking forward to the joy in the change is a way to help, too.