Why we need yoga and mindfulness in Early Childhood
Over the past few years there has been an increase in new childcare centres opening across Sydney. Centres looking to differentiate themselves are increasingly looking to health and wellbeing programs like yoga and mindfulness to attract new families.Structured yoga and mindfulness programs are more than fun and games; they complement the Early Years Learning Framework and help kids to develop physically, mentally and emotionally.
One of our families recently commented “The most valuab...
How yoga and mindfulness can help kids with Asthma
Spring is the season that asthma and allergies suffers dread the most due to triggers such as poor air quality and high pollen count.
The 2014-15, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Health Survey reported that approximately 2.5 million Australians live with asthma. Looking at the 0-14 year age range they found that a massive 12% of boys and 9% of girls have asthma. As you read this you may be thinking of a child you know with asthma, you may have a one yourself.
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5 fun partner poses to do with your kids
Kids are natural yogis and they love to play. Sharing your practice together is a great way to connect on a physical, mental and emotional level. It’s also an opportunity for us to reconnect with the child we once were.
Last term I told my Little Lotus class that I often face-plant during my personal practice. This was met with shock and surprise. Showing kids that we fall over, even as adults, is really important. It demonstrates that it’s OK to fall; all you have to do is get back up a...
A little gratitude goes a long way
We are all familiar with the idea of gratitude and teach our kids to say “thank you”. However gratitude can have a deeper longer lasting effect due to its numerous physical and psychological benefits. These include increased happiness, stronger relationships and better physical health.
In 2003 leading gratitude experts Robert Emmon and Michael McCullough conducted a study called Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily...
Just breathe – 3 calming techniques for you and your child
Our breath is our Guru, it doesn’t have to be some long-bearded old guy sat in a cave up a mountain in India. It’s inside us, we all have it.
Check-in with yourself in this very moment. How are you feeling right now? Take a minute to watch what your breath is doing. If you are relaxed you will find that your breath is slow and calm. If you’re having a difficult day you may find that your breath is short and shallow. Our breath centres how we feel and it influences how we respond to wha...