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.
As the winter days wind down and the spring weather approaches, many come out of hibernation. The spring season is often a time for children to play outside, participate in outdoor sports, and just enjoy the feeling of being outside in the fresh air. However, during this warm and bright season, it can also be a time of anxiety for children – standardized testing, midterms, and school is coming to an end soon. Practicing yoga and taking time for mindful activities can help combat the stressors of anxiety.
Just as the curious Cow meanders through pastures of grass, we too are curious around the world around us. When breaking down this pose for kids, we like to talk about this peaceful animal. Not only are cows peaceful and curious, it turns out cows have best friends! Cows tend to form friendships within herds and are always curious to make new friends. When discussing this pose to kids, we like to talk about friendship! What makes a good friend? What do you like most about your best friend?
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!