Question 1: What is your definition of concentration?
My Answer: Concentration is sharpening the focus of the task at hand and letting everything else in the periphery go blurry for awhile.
Question 2: What makes you feel concentrated?
My answer: Yoga, teaching, reading, writing, the word love
Poses for a great concentrated yoga practice: Ardachandrasana ( half moon), Tree Pose (with eyes closed), Alternate Nostril Breathing
Songs for a concentrated singing lesson: Any song really, as long as your mind is focused on the song, songs of empowerment are great; Etta James- ” Trust in Me”, “Stormy Weather”, “At Last”!
Now find a person who embodies focus and concentration. Ask them these questions, do some yoga poses with them, and sing some songs! Teach your children and students about concentration and have fun while doing so! A great game for concentration is the mirror game. Find a partner, seated across from them, slowly begin to move in tandem allowing the movements to be synchronized. Switch partners, notice how it feels to be the leader and the follower, notice what it’s like to concentrate on someone else and be moving in unison.
Post your definition of concentration and your answers below xoxoxo Margo