Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teaches yoga and mindfulness to children, educators, parents, and clinicians. By educating our youth, and the important adults in their lives, we can create a beautiful world of strong, mindful, balanced individuals and leaders.
The holiday season can be busy and eventful. Take the time to slow down with your kids by learning new poses and getting into the spirit with a fun holiday craft. By taking the time to slow down we can relax and breathe.
Children look forward to and absolutely adore the scent and feeling of eye pillows during the relaxation portion of class. Not only do the eye pillows serve as a “reward” for the end of class but also help to facilitate the moment of stillness during relaxation and learning how to quiet the monkey mind.
In yoga, pranayama is another name for the “breath.” The goal of any yoga practice is to find a calm and relaxing breath so that in situations where you may feel frustrated, angry, or sad, you can use different breathing exercises to calm yourself down. Pranayama painting is a great way to practice breathing exercises and create some fun art all at the same time!
I saw children participating. Moving without fear of mockery. My husband reflected on it saying how free they looked. They didn’t seem self conscious at all. As a juxtaposition he noticed the parents walking about the festival. He pointed out that the parents were rushing, stressed, and facing the all too real financial constraints of life, having to say no the children’s many (many many many) requests for them to buy books.
Mandalas are circles, often found in nature, animals, seasons, food, and geometric shapes. A clock, the bottom of a can, a ring, or even a group of people sitting in a circle is an example of a mandala. Take a walk around your house and you may be surprised at how many mandalas you can find!