Posts tagged with "family yoga"

Philosophy · 09/12/2018
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite parenting/mindfulness exercises from a book called Mindful Discipline by Shauna Shapiro and Chris White.

Breath · 09/06/2018
Here's a quick and fun breathing exercise, because who doesn't like blowing out candles?! (Real candles optional, though.)

Meditation · 08/22/2018
Here is a mindfulness exercise you can try with your kids, loved ones, or on your own, using the sense of taste. Simply pause and reflect on your food of choice. Notice how it looks, how it feels, how it smells. Then take some time to think about all the things that happened in order for your food to arrive in your possession. Thank the earth and people who helped to create your food. Then take a bite. Observe the taste slowly. This short and easy exercise increases gratitude and mindfulness....

Movement · 06/20/2018
In my spring themed kids yoga class, I use the book My Garden by Kevin Henkes to inspire imagination and movement. My classes are usually 30-45 minutes, so this is an abbreviated version of what I taught to larger groups.

Philosophy · 05/15/2018
Asteya means non-stealing. It means not taking things that don't belong to us. This can include physical objects and also encompasses time, resources, energy, and more. This moral tenet asks us to refrain from stealing from others, stealing from the earth, stealing from ourselves.

Meditation · 03/22/2018
Legs up the wall (or viparita karani) is a great way to restore yourself in a short amount of time. Doing this for a few minutes will make your body/mind feel like it's gotten an hour nap. Sign me up!

Movement · 03/14/2018
Crab pose or reverse table-top can be challenging for young kids, but it's worth starting early so that they can build up their strength! Since making this video, Harlem has gotten much better at holding the pose and will spontaneously call out crab and lift himself up into it.

Meditation · 03/05/2018
Studies have shown that sustained meditation practices can have amazing benefits for kids. In this sound meditation I use a Tibetan singing bowl and ask Harlem to stay still for as long as he can hear it ringing.

Philosophy · 02/22/2018
This week we’re back to talking about philosophy. Satya means truthfulness. It means to be honest in your thoughts, speech and actions.

Classes · 02/15/2018
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen that I've started offering private and group family yoga lessons. Here are some photos of a recent session I had with the Campbell's.

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