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BREATHING

Taking full and even breaths help your body turn on the “relaxation response” and will help you feel calm and settled.  We can use our breath to regulate the mind/body system.  Breathing in and out of the nose helps to…

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RELAXATION

When we rest, the body heals and allows us time to reflect, repair and rejuvenate our mind & body. In our society, many children are deprived of adequate quiet time. These opportunities provide a much-needed break from an overstimulated world allowing the nervous system to find its way to balance. Quiet moments of relaxation help children…

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YOGA

Yoga positively impacts your nervous system, which may help you develop a healthier stress response. Our stress response is our collection of physiological changes that occur when we perceive a threat (fight, flight, freeze). Yoga trains the nervous system to…

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MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is a practice that begins with paying attention to breathing in order to focus on the present, instead of focusing on worries or concerns from the past or the future. It is paying attention to the present moment on purpose and without judgment. This can be done in…