Many working parents find it difficult to find time in the day to exercise or practice self-care. For those who work office jobs, this often means falling into the trap of sitting more often than they would like, limiting physical activity and potentially leading to chronic aches and pains. If you sit at a desk the majority of the day, chances are you suffer from neck and back pain. This video features exercises that can be done right from your desk! It also features a short sequence designed to restore the body and mind at the end of a long work day.
Acro and Partner yoga can be a great bonding experience for kids and their parents and caregivers. It can instill confidence and trust, and encourage listening skills and focus. It can even help overcome fears, anxieties, and insecurities.
Enjoy this intro to acro and partner video! A fun and playful at home practice.
Mindfulness can be practiced in a variety of ways. Meditation and yoga are great! But sometimes a craft can really get the whole family practicing mindfulness in a new and engaging way. Focusing on our breath is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to practice mindfulness and return our selves to a calm and centered frame of mind. With young children especially, having some sort of tactical tool to focus on while practicing their meditation can help enhance their experience.
Any time your child needs a moment of peace and calm, inviting them to take refuge in a safe space (their room, a reading corner, a favorite chair, or even a quiet spot in a public space) and giving them time to work through tough emotions can bring them back to a calmer and more peaceful frame of mind.
Once in their safe space, offer your child a tactile tool like a DIY stress ball to help refocus their energy.
For this project you will need:
a balloon, water, water beads, and a plastic bin.
Water beads can be purchased here.
Children learn through play. Offering engaging and stimulating sensory play opportunities engages the mind and body for an immersive play experience.
Below are some simple enjoyable activities to keep your little ones learning and exploring for hours! Looking for great ideas for your next play date? Look no further!
Amazon is a great resource for sensory materials.
Check Here for yoga books
Here for a printable Yoga Sequence
Here for Zoo Sticks
Here for jumping frogs
Here for Ball Pits
Have fun and enjoy! I would love to hear your ideas for more sensory play opportunities.
Fall is here!!! Enjoy this Fall inspired yoga sequence perfect for kids and families.
There is something so majestic and mysterious, so beautiful and captivating about the sight of a Full Moon! The Harvest Moon tonight is sure to be a lovely sight. If you are looking for a way to celebrate the Full Moon with the little ones in your life consider practicing a Moon Salutation together. There are many varieties of moon salute, but the one below is a great place to start with kids.
Before practicing, consider sitting in a comfortable position and asking your child to think of something they are excited to do in the coming fall season. Ask them to think about the changes that occur in nature through the cooler months. Encourage them to explore any emotions or feelings that come with the impending changes. Call to mind scents, sounds, and sights that they enjoy and expect through the month of October.
Read more about the moon’s meaning here.
Looking for more evening meditations? Check out this short evening meditation for families.
Looking for a fun and exciting way to introduce your kids to yoga? Or are you looking for the perfect gift for your yoga loving little?
Yogaventure is now available for purchase!
Are you ready for an exciting Yogaventure? This rhythmic picture book will guide you through a series of poses and introduce you to some fun characters along the way. Fly with a butterfly, climb a mountain, dance with a prince and princess, and fall asleep by the light of the moon. A perfect introduction to yoga suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Looking for more adventures? Download the free Yogaventure song! Written by Registered Yoga Teacher Jillian Amodio
There is no shortage of negativity in this world, but there is also an abundance of good kindhearted people.
We are not called to judge, we are called to love…
We are not called to correct the wrongdoings of others, but to instead lead by example…
We are not called to a life of passive indifference, but to live a life of passionate action…
Surrender yourself to a life of love, peace, and acceptance; and be sure that the only time you cast your eyes downward on another human being is to help them rise when they have fallen.
One of the greatest things we can instill in our children is positive self-image and self-love. There is a difference between vanity and self-love and it is imperative for our children to know the importance of loving and valuing themselves for we cannot expect others to know our true value if we don’t know acknowledge it ourselves.
This simple craft is inspired by the way that brilliant rays of sunshine often peak out from behind the clouds. The cloud represents our physical bodies, and the rainbow rays represent the brilliant attributes that each of us have dwelling inside!
It is our responsibility and our privilege to help children not only identify these positive attributes, but also encourage them to express themselves and share their unique gifts and talents with the world.
- White paper
- Various rainbow colored construction paper
Print or draw a cloud shape and cut it out of the white paper.
Have your child write their name in the center of their cloud.
Distribute strips of colored paper and have your child write something they love about themselves on each piece.
Glue the strips of paper to back of the cloud!
Use this project as an opportunity to discuss all of your child’s positive character traits!