Valentine's Day has become a day of showing affection to others, to ones we love and the ones that matter the most to us. However in the process, we forget the most important person in our lives - Our ownself. What if this Valentine's day we teach our childen how to love themselves and deal with their own emotions. By teaching children coping skills to manage their own emotions, we teach them to manage and help others around them. Isn't that a beautiful Valentine's day gift.
Lets start with some self-reflection: How many of you are shuttling between multiple social media networks every single day? How many of you reflexively reach for your phone - like all the time? How many of your party time discussions are around watching a useless video on your phone? How many of you are jumping from one thought to another, no different from how you constantly check your phone for that instant gratification? Now for a minute: I want you to step away from your
Breathing most of the time is unconscious and automatic. Consciously regulating our breath can help manage our moods, feelings and energy level. If you observe a baby breathing, you see the inflow and outflow of air through the belly and chest. As we get older our breathing changes in response to our life experience and habits. Have you ever noticed what happens to your breath when you get tense, upset, or angry? Simply spending a few moments breathing fully can be very ca
The minions are the most adorable characters ever. They make you laugh, cry and they are perhaps the most human-like character ever. My children and my family love these yellow ones. I have created this small video with snippets from the movies to bring lessons of Mindfulness to your children. Because they are so much fun, they are so easy to integrate into your classrooms. Besides the lessons, the minions make the children laugh and thereby making the uptake of learnings mu
One of the functions of mind-body medicine is to tap into the body’s natural relaxation response -- in order to promote slower breathing, improve blood pressure, reduce stress and enhance wellness. Breathing exercises, or the focus on slow, regular and sometimes deep breathing, are helpful ways to manage stress and improve health. One such breathing exercise is the 4-7-8 technique, also called the relaxing breath exercise. The 4-7-8 breathing is a practice used in Pranayama.P