by Theresa Sirois, Social Media Coordinator 

Yoga is a great way for everyone to relax and decompress after a busy day. A recent article from MindBodyGreen suggests that doing yoga right before bed is a great way for parents to create a calm environment for themselves and their children. Adding yoga to your nightly ritual can be a great way to produce and maintain good sleep habits.

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image from www.motherandchild.co.uk.com

 The article explains that certain positions are better than others for promoting relaxation. Many times, tired children tend to wind up instead of wind down. Nightly habits like a warm bath, reading a story, and relaxation techniques like these are a great way to teach their body to naturally prepare for sleep. MindBodyGreen touts the following as the top bedtime yoga positions for children: 

  • Mindful breath. 
  • Eagle pose. 
  • Downward dog. 
  • Cat pose. 
  • Butterfly pose. 
  • Child's pose. 

This article gives cute names and even cuter mantras to go along with each pose. Go ahead, try it tonight and let us know how it goes! Use #TCByoga to share your thoughts and pics. 

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