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The Nose Knows – Learn How to Practice Switch Breath

Has your child ever sat down to do a numbers task but just couldn’t seem to get “get her mind around it”? Or, has she wanted to paint or play music and felt uninspired to...

Transitions: Yoga and Mindfulness to the Rescue

I lead professional development workshops for educators, all over the country. I always ask teachers, “What is the most challenging part of your day?” If I asked them all to call out their response...
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Giving to Give – Karma Yoga

  Abundant research shows the health benefits of volunteering. In the practice of Yoga, it is called - Karma Yoga. This is simply the act of serving others – a smile, a thank you or...

Yoga and Sensory for Unwinding After School

One of the most difficult times of the day for our sensory kids is the "afterschool time" upon arrival home. Throughout the day, kids have used every internal resource they have to "hold it...

Yoga and Sensory at your School Desk

Children struggling with attention, sensory regulation, or emotional regulation concerns will often have a notable increase in anxiety about school. With the transition from a summer of free play, less structure, and open access...
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Sun Salutation for Sensory Regulation

The yoga pose sequence know as Sun Salutation, Salute to the Sun, or Surya Namaskar, is among the most commonly used yoga sequences. Typically this flowing sequence is used at the beginning of a...

Consider Yoga to Develop Social Skills

The benefits of yoga seem to be numberless.  Every person has a different reason why they practice yoga or even a different idea of why others practice yoga.  Common responses are for flexibility, relaxation,...
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Therapeutic Benefits of Using Yoga in Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, I have used yoga in a variety of ways with clients I’ve worked with.  Yoga is a great way to build strength and body awareness and also improves sensory processing...

Tick-Tock Breath: Teach Special Needs Children to Modulate Moods

The nervous system is the control center of our body and mind. Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum  Disorder (ASD) may already be experiencing “interference” or “overload” at the level...

Calming Your Child During a Natural Disaster

Swinging is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. The rhythmical movements and repetitive pattern gives steady, even input to the vestibular system. It is soothing and calming. Yoga Can Replicate the...