Just breathe – 3 calming techniques for you and your child
Our breath is our Guru, it doesn’t have to be some long-bearded old guy sat in a cave up a mountain in India. It’s inside us, we all have it.
Check-in with yourself in this very moment. How are you feeling right now? Take a minute to watch what your breath is doing. If you are relaxed you will find that your breath is slow and calm. If you’re having a difficult day you may find that your breath is short and shallow. Our breath centres how we feel and it influences how we respond to wh...
4 reasons why every kid should practice yoga
Essentially yoga is about balance – creating equanimity to live a peaceful life in good health and in harmony with the world around us.
Yoga for kids is fun and playful but it also teaches children how to be comfortable in their own skin. It develops personal strength which comes from within and not from an external source which can fade, change or leave.
Here are 4 reasons why I believe encouraging your child to practice yoga is one of the best things you can do for them:1. Practicing yoga ke...
How kids yoga aids school readiness
This is the time of year when excited preschoolers and their families go to their ‘Big School’ orientations.
Much of the year has been spent learning letters, numbers and alike. All this knowledge is a great foundation; however research shows us that focusing on socio-emotional skills is the best way to set kids up for success. The Dunedin Study, a ground breaking longitudinal study from New Zealand found that “Young children’s self-control skills — such as conscientiousness, self-discipline...
5 fun partner poses to do with your kids
Kids are natural yogis and they love to play. Sharing your practice together is a great way to connect on a physical, mental and emotional level. It’s also an opportunity for us to reconnect with the child we once were.
Last term I told my Little Lotus class that I often face-plant during my personal practice. This was met with shock and surprise. Showing kids that we fall over, even as adults, is really important. It demonstrates that it’s OK to fall; all you have to do is get back up a...
How yoga can help kids with Asthma
Spring is the season that asthma and allergies suffers dread the most due to triggers such as poor air quality and high pollen count.
The 2014-15, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Health Survey reported that approximately 2.5 million Australians live with asthma. Looking at the 0-14 year age range they found that a massive 12% of boys and 9% of girls have asthma. As you read this you may be thinking of a child you know with asthma, you may have a one yourself.
An exciting new ...