Yoga and Mindfulness for children and Teens.
Did you know this pose can help calm the nervous system, support the immune system and expand and open lungs, which helps with breathing?
It was the perfect choice for today when energy was low and little man wanted to join me in some Yoga practice
To get into the pose:
1.) Take a bolster or rolled up blanket (sausage shape) and lay it lengthways on your mat.
Sit down with the bolster (or blanket) in the small of your back.
2.) Lay your torso and head on the bolster so that they are supported. We also used a small blanket here under the head for added comfort.
3.) Bring your pointing finger and thumb together and gently tap around the heart area. This is said to help immunity. Alternatively, just let the arms relax down by the sides.
4.) Ask your child "how does that feel?"
This pose is a great one after being at school, reading, drawing or hunching over playing video games or practice before bed.
Comment below with your favourite smiley face emoji if you're going to give this pose a go!
Come back next week for the next pose in this series!