Strike a Pose: Relaxation

Strike a Pose: Relaxation

Relaxation, also known as Savasana in traditional yoga, is one of the most challenging and powerful poses. Being still is not as easy as we might think and this pose takes a lot of practice. Even if this pose is a struggle at the beginning, we can still receive tons of benefits including a calm mind, stress relief, physical relaxation and reduction in headaches, fatigue and insomnia.

But we all know how to relax, right? Not necessarily...

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Homecoming: Stillness, Relaxation and Happily Ever After

Homecoming: Stillness, Relaxation and Happily Ever After

We welcome the end of our adventure as an opportunity to transition into relaxation, stillness and reflection. After an energizing class that engages and works the whole body and mind, even children who are not prone to stillness often feel more ready to drop into a resting pose. For many children and adults, relaxation may become the most cherished part of their yoga experience.

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Yo Re Mi Children's Yoga Teacher Training

Yo Re Mi Children's Yoga Teacher Training

A huge thank you to all the wonderful folks who completed our 30-hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training last weekend! The days were full of adventure, collaboration and ridiculous fun.

There were several moments that had me laughing so hard I cried. As a facilitator, it was a gift to be reminded of the wonderful physical, spiritual and emotional effects of joyful play.

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5 Fave Breathing Exercises For Children (and Their Grown-ups)

5 Fave Breathing Exercises For Children (and Their Grown-ups)

Try this...

Place one hand on your belly and one on your chest. Experiment with which hand feels best in which place. Once you’ve figured that out, come to stillness. Allow your eyes to drift shut...and take a deep breath, in through your nose, filling up your lungs and feeling your belly and ribs expand. Exhale, emptying everything out. Now, do that again….and again.

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