Mindfulness

7 Breathing Exercises for Kids to Warm-Up and Focus

I sometimes prefer combining simple kids’ yoga poses and breathing exercises. While focusing more on breathing, it also involves movement. If you observe your breath during these exercises, you will see how the body is moving in accordance with the breath.

Here are some breathing exercises (with movement/flow) for children to make them focus and warm-up at the very beginning of kids’ yoga classes…

How to Improve Your Child’s Interoception: Three Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Activities

Interoception, often known as the “hidden sense”, is the sense that tells you what is happening inside your bodies. Being able to accurately perceive your internal state is quite important for regulating it. The interoceptive system is the basis for our physical and emotional regulation and therefore, it affects self-regulation, social thinking, flexible thinking, problem-solving and the development of social skills.

3 Mindful Practices: Body Awareness, Mindful Eating, and Mindful Listening

Most of the time, children are moving very fast. Whether they are studying, playing, reading, talking, they just keep going and going. Only when they fall asleep at night, they hopefully rest. What if they could give their bodies and minds some mindful rest during the day? They could do everything they do more easily. …

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Relaxation for Kids – Teach Kids Silence with Three Mindful Practices

We are living in a world that constantly has noise: traffic, machines, music, social media, television. One of the most peaceful places is inside of you. Giving your mind quiet time throughout the day is healthy for your brain and your body. When you are quiet, you can ask yourself questions and listen to yourself. …

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A Guided Relaxation Story For Kids: The Dream of MooMoo

Relaxation exercises help children manage their reactions to stress and anxiety. First of all, with muscle relaxation and controlled breathing, children learn the difference between tense and relaxed muscles. Then children can close their eyes and listen to a guiding and soothing voice. Practising relaxation exercises helps children learn how to relax and calm themselves. …

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Mindfulness Begins with Breath

If you know how to listen to your body, it tells you a lot. Our body is very sensitive. Mindfulness teaches you to leave your mind and notice your body. Here are 2 different meditation approaches for kids who feel nervous, or some pain in their bodies…