I feel myself learning to be more compassionate with myself and appreciate the peace and acceptance I find in treating myself with loving kindness and so I want to focus on the theme of caring for ourselves this spring.
At the start of class, once you get the breath flowing, you can focus the energy/prana of the breath into the heart. Feel it awakening the heart just as the earth awakens after winter.
Throughout the class you can focus the awareness of the posture into the heart center to release tensions and create open space in the heart.
As you reach the inner limbs of the practice focus on generating prana in the heart during pranayama and then in meditation bring awareness to all the space that has been created in the heart and then fill it with compassion/loving kindness and feel that energy towards yourself.
You can use the following quotes if you like in meditation and or savasana/relaxation:
Sometimes the smallest things can take up the most room in your heart
Kind words can be short, and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
– Mother Teresa
(With this one you can also mention to speak kindly to yourself and others, to speak from your heart)