The Mindfulness Practices include, but are not limited to, deep breathing exercises, yoga poses and games, brain breaks, sensory tools and experiences, and guided relaxation practices.
We all need time to relax - even kids. With so many school obligations to complete and after-school activities to attend, relaxation becomes vital. If you’ve never considered your child’s schedule or are concerned that your kid is overscheduled, it’s time to think about relaxation.
I've brought together breathing exercises that I've used in my kid’s yoga classes so far and that kids love too. All you need is your breath. And remember that your breath is always with you!
Yoga nidra, in other words yogic sleep is an ancient technique from India. It is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body is completely relaxed. In other words, it is the practice of guiding your entire body and mind into complete relaxation. As it helps
I wanted to share with you some relaxation techniques that I use frequently. You can also practice these exercises throughout the day… when you need it in a moment of panic, anger, or sadness. It takes only 5-10 minutes. 1- Fingertip Massage 2- Four Breaths with Fingers 3- Stay Grounded 4- Breathe into
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
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,
Frederick is a dreamer whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. If you are a parent, you can read this relaxation story to your kid. If you are a kids yoga teacher, you can combine this
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
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
Kids can develop skills to become aware of their feelings and be more comfortable with them. The feelings come and go. They do not define the kids. They can even change through the behaviors. Here is another guided relaxation story about changing behaviors and feelings. My Magic Wand Lie comfortably
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
Today’s children face a great deal of stress – academic performance, heavy scheduling, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, family tension. Without healthier solutions, they often cope by talking back, giving up, or indulging in unhealthy behaviors. We must prepare children to become healthy, happy, and productive. Here are
Meditation can help children get through some of the turbulent times feeling less overwhelmed, more in control and generally happier. Meditation allows children to get in touch with their own inner beings.
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...