Relaxing in Child's Pose - Top 3 Benefits for Children and Grownups

Relaxing in Child's Pose - Top 3 Benefits for Children and Grownups

As we continue our exploration of transformation this month, we have found ourselves often resting in child's pose, imagining we are eggs about to hatch into tadpoles, caterpillars or birds. It has been a great reminder that stillness can be full of powerful potential.

In both adult and children's yoga classes, child's pose provides a home base, a place to return to in between vigorous sequences and a perfect spot to connect to our breathing.

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Strike a Pose: Volcano

Strike a Pose: Volcano

Need to give your brain a break and energize your body?
Been sitting too long and need a full-body stretch?
Feeling stress or tension you need to release to focus?

Explode Like a Volcano!

Volcano Pose combines three traditional yoga poses - Mountain, Forward Fold and Star. Mountain pose creates focus, stability and balance. Forward fold stretches the back body and lengthens the spine. Star pose strengthens the whole body while increasing flexibility of the shoulders and expanding the chest.

This pose is perfect for a brain break or to release stress or tension. Also great to focus attention during transitions.

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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.

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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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