On 26.10.2013 a trip to the centre of social and psychological rehabilitation of children in the village of Kopylov took place within frames of the program «Yoga for Children». It was attended by Olga Marushchenko — representative of the fund and Dominica — a wonderful master of the «Yoga for Children «.
Olga’s impressions about the trip: «This is not my first visit to the orphanage … but it was the most memorable! Going out in the morning on the street, I plunged into the veil of thick fog, so thick that it became difficult to breathe. The feeling of loneliness, fear and sadness, all instantly rolled forward! I needed sincere emotional warmthand the thought about the upcoming trip was the only thing that warmed me, gave hope, and granted feeling of slight but so sincere joy!
Having arrived at our destination, Domenica and I – the girl who as a volunteer visits these kids and practices yoga with them for a long time, immediately drowned in a sad calmness of Bogdan’s blue-greenish eyes – the four-year-old little boy who had recently arrived!!!
A few minutes of communication, attention to this child, filled him with joy, hope and faith in the goodness of people! And it inspired us, once again we realized that the attention is the most valuable thing we can give to children, the most essential resource that helps them adapt, to survive the stress, frustration, strengthen the power of spirit, faith in themselves! Yoga is also a attention, the energy exchange with the kids, it’s a chance to relax, forget about who you are, where you are … To be honest, seeing energetic, different, restless children, I could not even imagine how in organized manner, harmoniously, focused and enthusiastically they will perform all the exercises, listen to the master, try and improve their skills!
I thank Domenica – the yoga master! She with her openness charmed the kids, managed to attract their attention and helped them cope with fear and shyness. She shared her sincerity, surrounded every child with concern, gave attention and tenderness to them!
From the Assembly hall kids went out elated, calm, satisfied and happy! That sincere gratitude that we saw in the eyes of each child, is the most important, the most valuable thing in the Universe!
I express my infinite gratitude to Domenica and Fund «Blagomai» for the opportunity to support the kids who are a little less fortunate in this life!»
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