Two Audio Practices for You to Download
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer Cohen Harper
7M ago
As we come into the start of the holiday season here in the US it can be easy for us and our kids to get overwhelmed in all of the changes in routine, the increased stimulation, the extra people … It doesn’t take long to reconnect to our body, cultivate gratitude, and sense our way back into the world. If you’d like some support in doing so please feel free to download the practices below. If they’re helpful, I hope you’ll carry them with you this holiday season. Add some mindfulness to a gentle 19 minute walk with this meditation practice with body scan. DOWNLOAD THE PRACT ..read more
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Walk Stop Wiggle Sit: A Focus Building Game for Kids
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
1y ago
We love this playful game, taught here by LFY Founder Jennifer Cohen Harper. It builds focus and concentration, and helps kids practice using their thoughtful brain to reduce impulsive actions. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!   The post Walk Stop Wiggle Sit: A Focus Building Game for Kids appeared first on ..read more
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Helping Kids Manage Anxiety in Turbulent Times
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
LFY founder Jennifer Cohen Harper joined the Omega Institute’s community conversations series recently to discuss how we cans support our kids through the challenging times they’re living in. Listen in on the interview, join a practice, and hear a live Q&A. The post Helping Kids Manage Anxiety in Turbulent Times appeared first on ..read more
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Self Care Practices for the Whole Family (30 Min Videos)
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
Self-care is vital right now and we want to support you! Join us, in partnership with the Positive Learning Collaborative every Monday at 3pm ET for a free 30 minute practice for caregivers and kids to explore together. You can check out prior week’s videos below, which offer both family practices and classes meant just for grown-ups. We are grateful to be hosted by the Positive Learning Collaborative, a United Federation of Teachers and New York City Department of Education partnership, to offer these classes. CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON THE PLC FACEBOOK PAGE MON AT 3:00 ET     The ..read more
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A Yoga Practice for Anxiety Relief (10 Minute Video)
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
Find the gentle strength to meet your anxiety head-on with this simple 10-minute yoga practice from Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga, created in collaboration with the Omega Institute. CLICK HERE OR ON PREVIEW BELOW TO VIEW The post A Yoga Practice for Anxiety Relief (10 Minute Video) appeared first on ..read more
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Yoga Practices for Kids 3-14 (10-15 Min Videos)
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
We’ve had a great time sharing 10-15 minute practices for children and teens live with Yoga International. We check in with our bodies and minds, move with power and purpose, connect with our breath, and have some fun. We’ve finished up our livestream series for now, but you can check out the past week’s practices below. PRACTICES FOR 3-6 YEAR OLDS     PRACTICES FOR 7-10 YEAR OLDS      PRACTICES FOR 11 + YEAR OLDS       The post Yoga Practices for Kids 3-14 (10-15 Min Videos) appeared first on ..read more
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Helping Our Kids Find Emotional Safety (5 min video)
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
Join School Resource Officer and Little Flower Yoga Training Graduate Michelle Palladini for a quick chat and a short practice for children to support emotional safety, even in times of stress and fear.   The post Helping Our Kids Find Emotional Safety (5 min video) appeared first on ..read more
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5 Ways to Help Children with Coronavirus Anxiety
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
We are living in a time of high uncertainty, and with adults becoming increasingly anxious about coronavirus, including the impact on the economy, work, school, and family life, it’s inevitable that the children in our lives are noticing that tension. When the nervous systems of parents, educators, and other adult authority figures are activated, it acts as a warning to children, whose own nervous systems become activated as a result. After all, if the people in charge seem scared it only makes sense to be concerned. While we can’t eliminate the transmission of our own anxiety to the children ..read more
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How to Make Kids Yoga Engaging, Playful and Effective
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
I loved talking with Kathryn Ashworth of Yoga International for this article exploring children’s yoga and offering practical advice and encouragement. Check out the full article below and let me know what you think!  “there are a lot of things to keep in mind as a kids’ yoga teacher, but as you continue on this path, also put this encouraging note from Harper in your back pocket: “I always want to remind folks (including myself) that the most important thing we can offer children is our powerfully compassionate attention. If we commit to our own practice, to building our own self-aw ..read more
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Navigating Anxiety in Children with Compassion and Personal Power
Little Flower Yoga Blog
by Jennifer
3y ago
Anxiety is on the rise in our culture, both for adults and for our children. As educators and caregivers, we want to do everything we can to reduce anxiety and help our kids thrive, but often our actions do the opposite, especially when we struggle with anxiety ourselves. Because we so badly want our kids to feel better, the message of adults when children are anxious is often some version of “we need to get rid of this anxiety.” Then the adult works to distract the child, or convince them that there’s nothing to be anxious about. How would it feel for you if your friends and family reacted to ..read more
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