All posts tagged: Mindfulness

Kids Yoga | Valentines Day ๐Ÿ’–

Doing Yoga with your little ones is such a fun way to connect and its much easier than you think. Even if you don’t practice yoga yourself there are great resources for free online that you can use or you can buy some kids yoga books or practice cards on Amazon to give you some inspiration. Whenever I teach yoga to kids, the one thing I really notice that gets them engaged more than anything else, is when they have a theme. A holiday theme is one of the best as kids always get excited about holidays! Valentines day and yoga really is a match made in heaven, more so than any of the other holidays because Yoga is essentially about love and kindness. Another really beautiful benefit of planning a little Yoga practice with your kids to celebrate a holiday is that it can be a nice change of pace from the commercial element that really has taken over most of our holidays. Instead of chocolate and teddy bears, maybe just spend a bit …

6 Ways to Optimize Digestion + Get More Energy From Your Food

Eating is such a MASSIVE part of our lives and yet a lot of us don’t spend very much time thinking about the way we eat and how our food makes us feel. Our primary source of energy comes from our food and if you find yourself chronically tired and fantasizing about a bakery or sweet shop, then it would be wise to take a look at what you’re eating, why you’re eating it and how you’re eating it. When you break down a few simple truths about how our body responds to the food we eat and what we can do to help the digestive process, you might feel a bit annoyed at how crazy simple it all is and that years of struggling with weight issues, bloating, feeling totally wrecked after eating and symptoms of IBS could have been avoided if someone had just told you sooner! The Truth about Digestion Our digestion is controlled by a function of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), called theย  Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The PNS is …