Just breathe – 3 calming techniques for you and your child
Teaching our kids conscious breathing can help them learn to regulate their emotions. It can be the difference that stops a full-scale meltdown in the middle of the supermarket, for both you and your child. Here are a few techniques that can be done anywhere, at any time.
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's four reasons why you should encourage your children to practice yoga.
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. This article outlines how yoga can help your child prepare for starting school.
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. Practicing yoga with kid’s increases bonds, builds self-esteem and helps create strong families. Find out what you need to get started and what poses may work best for you and your family.
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. An exciting new study from the Chinese University in Hong Kong found that regular yoga practice had a positive impact on the quality of life of asthma suffers. Kid’s yoga and mindfulness can help as a complementary therapy and an alternative to standard breathing exercises. Read about the best exercises your child can do here.