Calming to Quiet: Top 3 Ways to Transition Children to Relaxation

Calming to Quiet: Top 3 Ways to Transition Children to Relaxation

Kids and grownups that enjoy city-living often spend most of their day in crowded, loud and overstimulating environments. Just try a rush-hour commute on the subway or visit a school cafeteria at lunch time and notice what happens to your nervous system. Read on to learn our top three methods for transitioning to relaxation.

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Strike a Pose: Giraffe

Strike a Pose: Giraffe

Feeling the mid-day slump and need a quick energy boost you can do anywhere?
Want to stand tall and improve your posture?
Tension in your shoulders and upper body weighing you down?

Stretch Tall Like a Giraffe!

Giraffe Pose combines two traditional yoga poses, Upward Salute and Standing Crescent. It fosters focus and balance, strengthening legs, ankles, feet and arms. It also strengthens abdominal muscles while increasing flexibility of the spine and shoulders and expanding the chest.

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Babies Do Yoga: Yo Re Mi for Child Development

Babies Do Yoga: Yo Re Mi for Child Development

Often when we tell people we do yoga and mindfulness with young children, they are incredulous. They wonder "Really, can kids even do yoga?" The answer is that children are natural yogis. Sure, a yoga class with toddlers will be a bit more active, playful and a lot more fun than your typical adult vinyasa class. But the goals are the same...connection, self-awareness, presence, mindfulness, and overall health and well-being.

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Babies naturally move through various yoga poses as they progress through developmental milestones. Returning to some of those most foundational movements as children, teens and adults can help us all tap into our core being. 

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Grow: Musical Plant Life Cycle

Grow: Musical Plant Life Cycle

Everything that lives on earth has a life cycle. Life begins, it grows, it reproduces, and then it dies. One way that children can learn about the circle of life is by investigating plants.

Grab a yoga mat and a friend and sing and move along with Dan and Rachel to this original Yo Re Mi tune...

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