It’s Summer time and this month and next I know there are lots of sports days happening and extra time for athletics and games outside! Whilst kids don’t need to warm up and cool down in the same way that adults do (they’re just so springy!), it’s still a great idea to get them into good habits.
Following on from last week’s video, here’s another class for you to follow around exam time – to help stretch out worries and breathe in confidence!
This class only requires a small amount of space, so it’s ideal for the classroom or your living room! We’ll be doing a few poses standing that get the blood flowing and loosen tight shoulders, then we’ll sit to stretch some more and focus on calming, confidence building breaths.
Exams might unfortunately be a fact of life – but there are many things that we can do to help make exam time more bearable, even enjoyable!
Life can feel more than a little bit stressful sometimes can’t it, and remember back to when you were a child, small things felt like really big things!
It’s not surprising that more and more children are feeling more and more stressed these days. There is so much going on in their little young lives, so much to do during their day – much of which is incredibly fun – but a lot of it is understandably pretty stressful.
This week we have something a bit different for you! It’s a bedtime audio relaxation. Listen to me, but also download the free transcript so that you can read it too!
I know that you enjoyed last week’s yoga for bedtime video, so thank you for all your messages, but we all know that watching a screen right before bed isn’t ideal. So, here’s an audio relaxation for you to try out just before bed tonight.
There are many reasons why a child might struggle getting to sleep, including stress and anxiety, in all it’s varying levels. We shouldn’t feel bad that our child, or pupils are feeling this way, and whilst we should try to understand the route of why they aren’t sleeping, we can also offer them tools to help deal with it.
We often get worried because our negative thoughts get so busy in our heads, that we find it hard to think of anything else.
We might have one bad thought, then another, and another, and then we end up feeling really worried, anxious and sick. We can suffer like this as adults, if we don’t have a mindfulness practice to slow the thoughts down, and for children, what seems like a small worry to us, is something much, much bigger to a child.
This weekend, it’s Mother’s Day in the UK and many other countries – and what better way to spend some quality time together, mother and child, than doing some yoga!
So here is a really lovely, ten minute class for you and your child to do together, this Sunday on Mother’s Day, or whenever you like. It’s only 10 minutes but it’s full of wonderful poses to do on your own and together. You’ll find several different partner poses that require trust and support from each other. Some that provide a sense of safety and care. And others that just allow you to smile at each other and feel the love!