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3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids

3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids

3 Simple Ways to Breathe with your Kids By Dana Chapman  Many teachers find that their entry point into mindfulness is to explore simple practices with their students. Pausing for breath breaks is one easy way to start this exploration, to bring some calm into the space,

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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

  “Anxiety is extremely contagious. But so is calm.” ~Harriet Lerner I have spent my professional life working with children as both an elementary school teacher and now as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. I am constantly amazed at how much my ability to be connected

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Scroll down for a new Yoga Nidra recording… Also, here is a bit of an explanation about this special practice: Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a guided relaxation practice that allows us to connect with the deeper parts of ourself. It moves sequentially through

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Proving mindfulness works…

Proving mindfulness works…

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now and for good reason. While practitioners understand in an intuitive, embodied way the value of mindfulness and meditation in their day-to-day lives, there is a drive to understand why these practices are so effective from a scientific western perspective. This

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A New Bedtime Meditation for Kids!

A New Bedtime Meditation for Kids!

A few months ago, I posted a short bedtime meditation for kids and there have been requests for a new one…so here you go! This meditation was inspired by Starbright by Maureen Garth One mom wrote: “So it’s been two weeks since we started the bedtime routine

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a guided relaxation practice that allows us to connect with the deeper parts of ourself. It moves sequentially through relaxation, intention setting, body scan, and visualization and allows us to both sow seeds of change and rest in a

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Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation

A Loving Kindness Meditation is a gentle way to stay connected to ourselves and people we love. It is also a powerful way to work through our more challenging relationships while we stay connected to our heart. And of course, to spend some time offering peaceful thoughts

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Writing down our dreams

Writing down our dreams

I haven’t been writing my dreams down lately but last night I had one of those dreams that needed to be held onto, reflected on, and used as the guidepost it was. As I was writing it down this morning, it struck me that so much understanding

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Why do we meditate?

        When I teach my Intro to Mindfulness Meditation course, I’m always struck by the sense of relief people feel when they learn that the point of meditation isn’t to sit in lotus position without a single thought running through their minds. Rather, the

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Bedtime meditation for kids

Bedtime meditation for kids

If bedtime is a challenge for your child…or if you think that going on an imaginary journey is a wonderful way to end the day, give this 11 minute guided meditation a try. If your child struggles with anxiety or if you’ve been apart all day, lie

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