On Thursday of Active Schools week 6th class and Junior and Senior Infants did yoga.
For starters when we walked in, we had to take off our shoes and socks. There were 15 mats lying in a circle and a ball in the middle that we had to focus on when we had to do poses and yoga.
The room smelled really nice as there was incense burning. The room felt like a relaxed space. As soon as we went in we instantly felt calm. Some of us were a bit nervous because we had never done yoga, but we were really excited to try it.
We did lots of poses like downward dog, the seal and warrior 1,2 and 3. We worked in pairs too. We felt it was good exercise because it stretched us all out and calmed us down. We had to use lots of strength for some of the poses, like the crow pose.
We really liked the end of the class, for the last five minutes we lay down with soft, fluffy blankets.
We finished with a relaxation activity which was so fun and soothing. It was so lovely and quiet that we could hear the birds chirping and the wind blowing and even cars on the road outside.
After when we had to go back to class, we were really focused and found it easier to concentrate.
We would love to yoga again, every week if we could!
We want to thank Ms Aherne for letting us use her room and Michelle Drury for taking us. We hope she will come again!
By Natasha and Elyse 6th class