Our Founder, Lara Hocheiser, shares five (5) ways that yoga and mindfulness may benefit kids. And it is rooted in what our children learn in the home.
As the founder of F&G, as well as a yogi and mindfulness practitioner and proponent, I try to hold myself accountable. Taking a few moments to integrate yoga and mindfulness practices into my daily life has made it qualitatively better. The following is a short excerpt from my mindfulness diary for you to learn about a practice we do in my house called The 5 Breath Space Maker.
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
The Acts of Kindness Tree is a great activity for children and parents/teachers to explore acts of kindness together. It illustrates the different ways you can be kind. Helping a friend out. Picking up trash. Volunteering at a local shelter. No matter how big or small your kind deed is, it impacts the world around you. Let's create together!