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MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN

Without Mindfulness:   Stimulus  >  Reaction With Mindfulness:         Stimulus  >  Mindfulness  >  Response Mindfulness training helps children engage in the present moment. It teaches kids to create the space to breathe, relax, and be with whatever emotion is present so that…

What is mindfulness?

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“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” –  Jon Kabat-Zinn You may define mindfulness simply as: paying attention to what is happening now. A few key principles include concentration, mindfulness of the body and senses,…

CHIN MUDRA

I’m sure you all have seen this mudra (hand gesture) in multiple pictures of people meditating. Some of you may ask: what does this symbol mean and why try it? A mudra can mean a gesture, attitude, seal or lock. They are used as…

Connecting to Creative Passion

We all know how good it feels when we are in the flow of creative pursuits. It feels euphoric and takes us to a place closest to our spiritual source. Time and space do not exist. However, what happens when stress comes up in…

Easy Ways to Start a Meditation Practice

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It is ideal to practice in a clean, clutter-free and quiet room. It also helps to have the room dimly lit. Sit in a comfortable seated position with your spine held erect. If you choose to sit on the floor using a cushion or…

Organic Spring Perfumes

Yoga Instructor and Life Coach Norwalk CT

Celebrate spring with organic perfumes made from essential oils. Essential oils from flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, and woods make beautiful perfumes that double as mood enhancing medicine. You can make your own unique perfume by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils…

Side Plank for Scoliosis

According to a recent study published in “Global Advances in Health and Medicine” practicing the Side Plank Pose can reduce scoliotic spinal curvature. The study states that participants who held the pose for 1.5 minutes per day, 6 days per week, for approximately six…

5 WAYS PILATES AND YOGA HELPS BOYS WITH SPORTS AND ATHLETIC TRAINING

Pilates and yoga exercises are highly beneficial cross training tools for boys who play a variety of sports. Specifically, pilates and yoga are examples of neuromotor exercise (proprioceptive training) and functional fitness that develops balance, coordination, gait, and agility. Adding pilates and yoga to…

SPICE UP YOUR GRAINS

Grains are a great source of vitamins, protein and healthy carbohydrates that we need to sustain energy. Some people shy away from grains because they fear gluten sensitivity. Truth is, for most people, gluten is not an issue. It is an problem for the…