Yoga Calm Blog

Emotional Regulation: Five Breath Success

“Mrs. Gillen!” exclaimed a fifth grade boy, running up to me as I arrived at school one day this past week. “I have to tell you what happened!” This student has struggled with attention difficulties yet just recently moved from the behavior classroom to regular...

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Yoga, Mediterranean Syle

Italy! The name conjures up Mediterranean images of rolling hills carpeted with vineyards, ancient architecture, art and culture, fashion, great food and wine – and an art of living all too easily forgotten in our fast-paced world. Indeed, the Mediterranean is the...

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Developing Self-Regulation

In our work with children, we are often reminded of just how important it is to learn the skill of self-regulation – especially for children with impulse control weaknesses. As Peter Levine powerfully illustrated at a recent workshop we attended, impulse control is a...

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Valentine’s Day Advice

Recently, a group of five fifth grade boys in one of my Yoga Calm groups said they had something “really important to talk with me about.” It had “something to do about” their feelings. Over the course of the year, these boys had gradually opened up about all sorts of...

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The New Year – Chaos & Beauty

It’s the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009. And like with all transitions, the end of a cycle presents an interesting challenge. It’s a rich time for reflection but also a potential trap for self-criticism. We mention this as many of you have undoubtedly had...

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