- It’s 8pm. Dinner is over, the dishes are done (maybe), bath time is over, and you’re ready to fall into a heap, but the kids are bouncing off the walls. We’ve all been there. First you ask nicely, then you beg, then you bargain (“Ok, ok, one more story…”). What if there was an easier way? Good news-- there is, and not only will it calm your kiddos, but it might just calm you down a touch as well.
- According to the Mayo Clinic, not only does yoga lower blood pressure, increase flexibility, and encourage physical fitness, but it also calms the mind and body, reducing anxiety and facilitating restful sleep. According to The Little Yoga House co-founder Abby Nagler, multiple studies confirm that practicing yoga and meditation can provide real, concrete benefits for kids and families dealing with the stressors of everyday life. By emphasizing the importance of being truly present, yoga can foster a new sense of peace during the chaos.
- Here are five of our favorite poses the whole family can practice before it’s time to hit the sheets to make bedtime a little easier:
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