I sincerely hope you are healthy and safe.
Below you will find some breathing techniques to calm overwhelmed children and at the same time tap into your parasympathetic nervous system to bring in some ease.
When we co-regulate, one person’s autonomic nervous system interacts with another person’s in a way that facilities greater emotional balance and physical health.
These are shared tools that can help calm the nervous system simultaneously.
Take a deep breath in as you imagine smelling a beautiful flower, on the exhale slowly blow out a candle through pursed lips
Benefit: Helps relieve shortness of breath which happens when we have anxiety
Inhale through the nose as you bring your shoulders up toward your ears, exhale all the air out and let your shoulders drop and soften
Benefit: Releases physical tension in the shoulders where stress is stored and also taps into the parasympathetic nervous system when we take big huge breaths in and out
Inhale deeply through your nose as you exhale open mouth and eyes wide, stick out tongue, and roar as loud or soft as you would like.
Benefit: Let’s anger out of the body and releases built-up emotions. Tension can get stored in the jaw and tongue so this can help regulate body and mind.
Join us for our social distancing class tomorrow where we will put these breathing techniques into practice.
Link for more information and to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdu-vpzwoG9UgFre2HXv6x9jqpUPJOx5B
Like you all, we’re processing how to cope with the daily tide of changing events. While we seek answers and optimism, the unknowns can feel overwhelming.
Our emotional well-being is crucial as we navigate this time together.
We have put together some support tools for you and your families’/clients physical and mental wellness.
The majority of our resources are always around 5-minutes and are being used as a social-emotional learning activity designed to calm the nervous system. They also offer anxiety relief to anyone needing a mindful break.
23-minute calming yoga and mindfulness class (focusing on ages 7-10)
Data-Driven Emotional Wellness Video Curriculum
Our video curriculum supports the facilitator by making it easy to simply press play and practice alongside students or clients so everyone can calm and focus simultaneously. Each lesson builds upon the next offering a different healthy coping strategy.
More information here
We’ll be keeping in touch with simple and effective healthy coping strategies for you and youth!
May you be happy,
May you be healthy,
May you be safe.
With deep Gratitude,
Julie and the RB + Roots Up family
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I hope this finds you well!
The other day I had the opportunity to look up at the clouds as they passed slowly overhead. I let myself get lost in the moment and it felt SO GOOD!
Life got so full and busy that I couldn’t remember the last time I looked up at the sky and took a few minutes to just BE. I vividly remember doing this on a trampoline while nannying for my 9-year-old friend but somehow I got serious along the way.
I wonder why that can happen as we age? When does life get so serious?!
Every time I teach a kids yoga and mindfulness class I am inspired by my students’ innate joy, ability to drop into the present moment and be SILLY!
What beautiful teachers they are!
What do you do for fun? When do you get silly? Do you still play?
I’m working on getting my play and silly back- want to join? 😉
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Let’s empower children and help with:
Our trainees include anyone interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness to youth. Some use the tools in their therapy practice, some create their own enrichment programming, others want to help their children and some bring these skills into their classrooms. It is open to anybody who has a desire to learn how to share these incredibly effective practices with children.
Dates: Saturday, March 14th & Sunday, March 15th 2020
Price: Sliding Scale- $340-$475
Location: Kindness Yoga Hilltop Location: 455 S Hudson St, Denver, CO 80246
Facilitator: Jennifer Werner