Kindness is an important part of “being” yoga. There are many ways to participate in acts of kindness towards others. I would love to share this one idea that a group of children are doing this summer.
Lilly Murray is the founder of Happy Sunshine Yoga, who leads kids and teens yoga summer camps on the East Coast of the United States. She’s teaching the children about the physical practice of yoga, as well as talking to them being kind, responsible global citizens.
This summer, they decided to create a “Love Rocks” project. The children wrote inspiring messages on rocks and left them in various locations, hoping to shine a little light on whoever finds them. Please enjoy Lilly’s pictures from the project and her words of wisdom:
Acts of Kindness for Kids through Inspiring Messages
A “Love Rocks” project by Happy Sunshine Yoga
Article and Photos by Lilly Murray
The breath work we practice in yoga teaches us to be present.
We learn to feel the depth of living.
Our physical bodies, our spirits, our essences are recognized as being of value.
We feel appreciated for being who we are.
What a beautiful gift to create with one another, and it cost nothing more than a moment of time.
The project was so easy. Our kids and teens this summer enjoyed painting rocks with inspiring messages and affirmations.
They have been scattered from South Florida to the North Carolina coast.
We called this the “Love Rocks” project, hoping to share the love and rock your part of the world for a moment or few.
Pay it forward with a colorful act of kindness. Everyone loves a message to brighten the day. Make it radiant and shine on!
Do you have an Act of Kindness project to share? We would love to hear your story!
About the Author
Lilly, from Happy Sunshine Yoga, has her Early Childhood and Child Development degrees, is certified in Life, Family and Wellness coaching, Reiki I, and has received certifications in teaching yoga to children through The radiant child Yoga program. She has been married for twenty years to her loving husband and has two amazing sons. Lilly has been personally practicing yoga for five years, along with the water it’s her favorite place to be.
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