When teaching the Mountain pose, we like to align and ground ourselves in this pose. It is an active pose that helps improve posture, balance, and calm focus
A priority is something that is of utmost importance. When we are clear about our priorities, we can spend our time and energy working toward them. The behaviors we initiate based on these values will help our actions match what is in our hearts. We want classrooms, yoga classes, teams, families, groups and individuals to try out our priorities activity to get their priorities clear. That way in 2017 we are becoming what we believe in and making the world better in the meantime.
With mindfulness, you can change your relationship with how you taste and enjoy food. Using your 5 senses to pay close attention to your experience, you can become aware of how enjoyable eating can be. And the benefits of slowing down are proven. When we see and smell our food and allow the mouth to salivate, the digestive process is less work for our bodies than if we scarf down our food. Therefore the benefits are both physical and mental
Back to school means that you and your children may be experiencing adding stress, stimuli, and a more hectic schedule. The following poses are designed to help you empower, restore balance, reduce the outside stimuli like light and sound, and to relax and unwind. Enjoy this sequence as an after school ritual together with your children or they can practice on their own.
For many, the passage into September means a major shift from Summer to academic year. That passage is marked by changes of season. The Autumn is a beautiful time to experience the world as it shifts from one phase to another. Long days and short nights turn to shorter days and longer nights. Summer days may have been filled with recreation, camp, family, and travel. Now schools days are filled with academics, homework, extracurricular activities, busy schedules, and less free time. Our Autumn yoga pose sequence is perfect for finding that balance in the fall.
Tall, grounded and strong - the mighty Tree benefits our world in many ways. The tree is kind to the world, animals and to humans. Through this pose, it is great to teach kids about kindness - how to be kind to others and to the environment. The Tree Pose reminds us that as our roots grow stronger, we are able to stand tall and stretch our branches to the sky.