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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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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Strike a Pose: Dragon Breathing

Strike a Pose: Dragon Breathing

Feeling anxious and need to calm your nervous system?
Is your mind racing, scattered or all over the place?
Do you feel angry or upset looking for a way to release negative energy?

Breathe Fire Like a Dragon!

Dragon Breathing releases tension and negative energy. It is a great exercise to practice for those moments when we are angry or feel like we might explode. A few rounds of dragon breath could help us calm ourselves down. The long exhale triggers our parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) and also ensures we are taking a deep breath in which helps us connect with and work through emotions.

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Life is Change. Change is Good.

Life is Change. Change is Good.

In times of change, transformation, or transition, it’s important to remember that we are still ourselves. In “The Affirmation Song,” we employ a series of mantras to remind children of their abilities, their uniqueness, and their belonging.

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