Happy Earth Day, yogis! What is your favorite thing about our planet? You can celebrate Earth Day today with this nature-themed yoga sequence! Even better – take your practice outside in the sunshine! MOUNTAIN POSE Stand straight up with your feet apart beneath you. Try to put equal weight on both of your feet. PlaceContinue Reading Earth Day Yoga!
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
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 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?