So, you made it. 2017 Holiday season is in the books and you’re ready for a new start! Did you make any resolutions? I know for me, one of my main goals is to be more mindful and present with my kids. I have two toddlers, aged 2, 3, and a teenager…yeah, I know. Holy Crap. I made lots of promises to myself this year regarding my parenting and incorporating Yoga daily with my kids, and most days- it just did not happen.
How do you do it? How do you stay “mindful” with your children? What does that mean, exactly? It is well known that the one thing Yoga teaches us for ALL ages is how to remain in the present and be mindful. We do this by focusing on our breath and on what is happening with our body and consciousness right in this exact moment. When we do this there is no room for any other thoughts or plans or reflections in our mind other than right now. Often times after class, we feel great. It was awesome to not have your mind race about the day before or tomorrow or next week. We feel refreshed and calmer. This same benefit is also available to your children. Kids need Yoga. Period. At this point, it’s not even a debate. Our kids are stressed out just as much as we are stressed out. School, Social Media, Socialization, Team Practice, Sports, Hobbies…the list is endless.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.