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...]

Laughter and Why It’s So Important…

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So, I couple years ago, I came across a yoga class called “Laughter Yoga”. I knew at some point, I had to check it out. My first thought was “what is THIS?” I mean, with all the different styles of yoga out there today, I have to say it had me curious, to say the least. But like everything else, and for so many, it took me some time to get there. It was offered only once a month, so limited times were available. Of course, something would always come up restricting me from attending the class each month. So I finally decided to make it a priority. I put it on my calendar, told myself I … [Read more...]

Laughter & Its Benefits on the Body

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We all know that feeling we get when we have a giggling fit, laugh with friends, or even see something funny on Facebook that makes us guffaw. What you are feeling is a physiological change in your body. With laughter, your body releases hormones and uses muscles that benefit your body and mind. Laughter has recently been compared to the positive effects that exercise has on the body. Many studies have been conducted on this topic, all concluding the same results. Here is how laughter helps your body and mind: Overall wellbeing: laughter has been shown to release endorphins, just like … [Read more...]

September is National Yoga Month! Naples Yoga Classes

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Yes, it is the month that we here at Monarch Wellness just LOVE! September is National Yoga Month. We believe in taking that special time for yourself by doing something healthy and learning new skills. Naples yoga classes give you the opportunity to do both. And meet some new friends! Those who are not knowledgeable on the topic of yoga might think that we just stand in different poses and stare into space. Well, it is not like that at all. It can actually be very rigorous exercise and engage muscles that you did not know even existed. And that “staring into space”? That is actually … [Read more...]