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Family Relaxation

Butterfly Breathing

Hello Everyone, Here’s a short video on how to practice Butterfly Breathing. Find a comfortable space, relax, and take a few minutes to practice a deep breath with your child today! Here’s a quick video explaining how to do it. … Continue reading

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Bedtime Relaxation Routine

A consistent, predictable, calming bedtime relaxation routine can make the difference of a good night’s sleep or not. Our brains and nervous systems thrive on predictability and routine in order to reach a state of calm. And, the more we … Continue reading

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Gratitude-ing

What better way to spend time together than to immerse yourself and your child in gratitude! There are so many ways to get to gratitude-ing! I like to keep a journal, a box, and an app. Like most things in … Continue reading

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Kids’ Zen Garden

Zen, in Japanese, means meditation. So essentially Zen Gardening is using gardening to calm the mind and body, enhance focus, and contemplate the metaphors within it that are linked to living life. My kids loved to play in the sand … Continue reading

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Take an Indoor Plant Bath

This past weekend, as I was busy staying indoors, I suddenly had the desire to be surrounded by plants. Not just any plants but the ones inside my house that I love, and with whom I have a standing long-term … Continue reading

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Barefoot in the Grass

This past week has been challenging to say the least. Riding the waves of change while getting a routine and consistency in place is a delicate balancing act! Now more than ever, is the time for relaxation practice, grounding, centering … Continue reading

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Slow Like a Sloth

  This week in small group we are studying SLOTHS!   Until we slow down in the moment, and during life in general, relaxation practice isn’t effective or even very possible.  Slowing down in the first step in the relaxation response, … Continue reading

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Positive Passport

Did you know that positive thinking is you and your child’s passport to overall health and wellbeing?  This week in my work with students, I’ve created a positive passport activity so that we can begin to shift our thoughts into … Continue reading

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I Feel Calm Now

In the yoga tradition, there is a beautiful grounding and focusing chant (Sa Ta Na Ma–kirtan kriya), that is coupled with finger movements.  Whenever I practice this chant, my mind calms down and I often feel like I am floating … Continue reading

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Paint a Circle Breath

Jump To Center Here we are at the start of another school year!  It can be a time of transitions, change, and new beginnings for you and your child/students.  This year, I encourage you to set the intention to stress … Continue reading

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