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
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
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?