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Once Upon a Touch…

I have been enjoying sharing this book with the children I work with.  Once Upon a Touch by Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper is a wonderful book to introduce the relaxing power of massage and to teach various massage techniques … Continue reading

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Big Bear Hug

Give your child a relaxation and self-calming tool to feel deeply loved and secure in a moment’s notice.  The Big Bear Hug is just that, a BIG bear hug….for yourself.  Next time when your child’s energy is erratic and he … Continue reading

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Good Morning Relaxation: Two Variations of Sun Salutations for Kids

This weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of Casey Feicht’s, (kidsyogaguide.com), parent/child yoga class for kids.  There were dances, giggles, deep breathing with breathing buddy friends, poses, toys, stories and singing.  Making yoga fun for kids is … Continue reading

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Relaxation Routine: Bunny Snake Elevator!

These three deep breaths work great with young kids at both home and school alike!  Try them out with the children in your life. The Elevator Breath Breathing in raise your arms above your head and say “Elevator Up!”  Breathing … Continue reading

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Row The Boat To Release Tension

I have been practicing Qigong!  According to the National Qigong Association (nqa.org), “qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.” The other day while I was finishing my morning routine, it … Continue reading

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Snowflake Shake

The act of shaking our bodies resets the nervous system.  We can shake our bodies to release muscle tension and bring our entire system back to neutral. 1.  Do a body check and notice where all of the tension is … Continue reading

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Snow Angels

Snow is silent, snow is soft, quiet, calm and so delicate.  Spend a few mindful minutes walking in the snow.  Feel the tiny, wet cold drops on your skin.  Lie down in the snow and make some snow angels with … Continue reading

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Snowfall Listening

Go outside and listen to the silence of snow falling in the forest.  What will you most likely hear?  Silence.  If you aren’t near an area where the snow falls, then create your own space, maybe inside an indoor fort, … Continue reading

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Snowflake Melt

The weather is turning cold here in Colorado.  We have been playing in the mountain snow.  Snow can provide the perfect image for relaxation with your child.  Think snowflake.  Think melting snowflake.  Now think melt away that tension. As we … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays From Kids Relaxation

Holidays are generally thought of as celebrations.  Fun, family, and food!  However, often they can bring a certain amount of stress.  Changes in schedules, new people, new places, new food, can all bring about increased necessity to self-regulate and find … Continue reading

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