The word proprioception refers to a person’s ability to know where their body is in space and to exert control over that. For instance, proprioception is the sense that allows a person to walk in the dark without falling over or to do any physical activity with their eyes closed – it may be harder,Continue Reading Improving Proprioception and Body Awareness Using Yoga
Managing big emotions like sadness, anger or fear can be hard for children (and for adults!). Luckily, we can use mindfulness techniques like yoga and meditation to help us regulate our emotions and deal with them in a healthy way. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says that about 1.6% of children inContinue Reading Practicing Mindfulness Meditation for Big Feelings
Children who have been diagnosed with AD(H)D that attend yoga therapy have been shown to improve their executive functioning, ability to focus, self-regulation, body awareness, symptoms of anxiety, and sleep difficulties. Yoga therapy as practiced with children who have been diagnosed with ASD has shown to significantly improve: eye contact, sitting tolerance, body awareness, sleepContinue Reading Yoga Therapy Tools for Kids with Special Needs
Each winter, I love guiding the children through a Frozen-inspired yoga class! Here are some positions and breathwork we practiced before the holiday break. Practice these with family at gatherings or as your sip your hot cocoa on a chilly + cozy winter morning. Happy Holidays from the Little Moon Yoga Team! HotContinue Reading Frozen Yoga!
There are so many ways to practice gratitude in your life. Try these five ways with your family this holiday season! Gratitude Jar In our yoga classes we practiced gratitude by using a gratitude jar. Taking an repurposed glass jar and an sticky label, write “Gratitude Jar” on the sticky label and place it onContinue Reading 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude This Holiday Season
This is the month of gratitude and giving thanks, so in each yoga class we will practice gratitude. Each school will have their own gratitude jar, so that before each class the children can place a gratitude bead in the jar as they state “I am grateful for…” Maybe it’s their Halloween candy, maybe it’sContinue Reading Gratitude
Big News for Little Moon Yoga! We have opened a non-profit arm. This non-profit arm is dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness to children in DC Title I Schools, providing restorative yoga to educators, and paying yoga teachers a livable wage. While we are awaiting our final paperwork, we are selling our *brand new* KidsContinue Reading Non-Profit Arm
A person’s ability to move through the changes in life with ease and flexibility is an invaluable skill to acquire. Think back to the last time you went through a change such as moving houses or starting a new job… How did you handle the change? Were you able to approach that transition with easeContinue Reading Children’s Yoga for Life Transitions
The term ‘mindfulness’ may bring about certain images to the mind: a person meditating, peaceful mountains or forests, a person moving slowly. But rarely does the term mindfulness make us think of our children. When we witness a child finding difficulty in managing their body or emotions it can be easy to simply say to ourselves ‘theyContinue Reading Children & Mindfulness
The Physical Practice (Asana) In Balanced and Barefoot, Angela J. Hanscom writes that as a whole children’s vestibular sense is weakening in comparison to previous generations. The vestibular sense is a person’s awareness of their body in space, their balance, their coordination. This sense helps the brain to negotiate how far to reach an arm to grab aContinue Reading Why is Children’s Yoga Important?