You may attempt to close with 'om shanti shanti shanti, peace peace peace,' or sometimes I simply say thank you and then start speaking with people, asking how they liked the lesson. Sometimes I hear 'Om' followed by a brief explanation about what it means.
Other times, I hear 'Hari om,' which is an Indian greeting that means "I worship".
Finally, there's 'namaste', which is an Indian blessing that means "the divine in me recognizes the divine in you".
It's usually spoken after going through the postures (asanas) of yoga. But if you want to close with something more personal, you can always say it after talking with each person in your class.
Sometimes, especially when there's a lot of noise in the room, I can't hear anyone say 'namaste'. In this case, no one gets offended because we all knew what was being said anyway.
But if someone did say 'Om shanti shanti shanti' in a loud voice, others might think they were trying to be spiritual or important by quoting an ancient mantra.
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"Shanti"-Peace. Peace, personally, collectively, and worldwide. Usually used as part of the mantra "Om shanti, shanti, shanti."
Peace can also be called "Satya" which means truth. So, peace is truth, honesty, integrity, calmness, stillness, silence.
In Hinduism, there are many paths to reach enlightenment or moksha. But they all lead to the same place: peace. Without peace, there is no hope for this planet or ourselves. We need peace in order to fix our world and ourselves so we can live in harmony once again.
May you find peace today and every day!
Methods for Incorporating Yoga into the Classroom Have a carpeted station with flashcards of various yoga positions available for pupils to use when they are through with their work or need a break due to worry. Play calming music and stretch for five minutes while returning from recess. Students should conduct yoga movements throughout transitions. For example, as students enter the room, have them smile and say "Namaste" (meaning "the presence of God in me has been revealed"). As they leave the room at the end of class, have them wave good-bye and say "Shanti" (meaning "peace").
Yoga is perfect for school because it helps students focus, relaxes them, keeps them healthy, and even improves their academic performance. In addition, teachers can learn some breathing techniques that will help them control themselves and their classes better. Finally, yoga encourages friendship because it is only effective when practiced with others. Pupils who practice yoga together will develop relationships that go beyond the classroom.
In conclusion, yoga is an excellent tool for schools to use to promote student wellness and build community. It's also very affordable, requiring only a few minutes of a teacher's time each day to affect his or her many students.