How to Guide Kids into Relaxation with Savasana

How to Guide Kids into Relaxation with Savasana

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...

Read More

If I Could Be: Celebrate Diversity, Individuality, and YES.

If I Could Be: Celebrate Diversity, Individuality, and YES.

Children have the best ideas! Sometimes the role of the teacher or parent is to provide some scaffolding so a child can get to work putting in place a more elaborate structure. 

“If I Could Be Any Animal In The Jungle” (or the less wordy, “If I Could Be…”) is a great example of how to encourage creativity and say YES.

Read More

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.

Read More

Planting My Feet: Mindful Walking

Planting My Feet: Mindful Walking

We all understand and appreciate the energy we receive from the sun and the vital role it plays in our health. But what about the energy we receive from the earth?

Our bodies are designed for walking and evolved to support our hunter-gatherer ancestors traveling several miles a day in search of food and shelter.

But as technology and modern lifestyle invite us to become more sedentary, our health is suffering. It is more beneficial to incorporate movement throughout the day than to exercise for 30 minutes at the gym. Additionally, our connection to the earth allows us to feel secure and grounded while reducing stress.

Read More

Wave Relaxation with Ocean Breathing

Wave Relaxation with Ocean Breathing

What is it about water that makes us feel calm? Since ancient times, people have associated water with healing and transformation. Watching it ripple and move, listening to the sounds of the ocean or a running river, or submerging our bodies in water can create peace of mind, body and spirit.

"I need the sea because it teaches me" - Pablo Neruda

One of yoga's most common breathing tools, Ocean Breathing (also known as Ujjayi or Victorious Breath) combines deep breathing with the sound of the ocean to create calm, focus, clarity and overall well-being.

Read More