Yoga for the wild child: How to self-regulate

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Is my child too hyper for Yoga? Is my child too aggressive for yoga? The answer is no! Your child does not need to be perfect to do yoga, physically or emotionally. In fact self-regulation happens in the body. Therefore movements, poses and mirroring that we do in a Yoga class can lead to profound improvements on a child’s ability to filter sensory information, develop calming skills, self-regulation skills, and healthy communication skills. Initially as children we learn through our bodies, which is why the practice of yoga can be a very powerful tool. Not just for children but for all of … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Integrative Wellness

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Our physical health does not exist in a bubble. The mind, body, spirit connection is the trifecta of overall wellbeing and optimal health. In modern day life we are so scheduled and so rushed all of the time with appointments, social engagements, work, school, family, friends, we barely have time to sleep let alone consider self-care as anything more than a luxury. This is problematic thinking. Somehow taking the time to take care of ourselves has been labeled as selfish. The truth of the matter is that if you do not take care of yourself and put yourself first, at least once in a … [Read more...]

Your Self Awareness Guide

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The Why’s? Ask yourself why you are making the decision you are… what is your motivation? Often we make snap decisions without really understanding the basis behind them. Take the time to understand what drives you and your choices. STOP When faced with a choice or decision, it often feels like the response should be immediate. Look before you leap is a wise old adage. Before reacting, just stop. Pause. Wait… simmer a bit. This helps you to remain at cause rather than ending up at the mercy of effect. Explain Practice articulating how you feel without placing blame on … [Read more...]

Expressing Appreciation

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Do you take the time to tell and show your loved ones how much you care about them? In this fast-paced instant communication society things like simple hand written thank you notes have fallen by the wayside for many. Compliments: When you notice something positive about someone, take a moment to tell them, be it a stranger or a friend. You never know what kind of day someone is having, and one little compliment out of the blue could make their day or possibly even turn it around. How you really feel: Not everyone is a pro at expressing their feelings, for some, it is uncomfortable … [Read more...]