Wellness for kids

Back to School with Ayurveda

Fall is a time of year when things are changing. For those who have a love of learning, this is a time when the door is wide open for growth and expansion. The seasons are also changing, everything in nature is drying out, and if we don’t take care of ourselves physically, we can leave ourselves vulnerable to lots of minor ailments. Our five senses inform of us the changes, while our mind opens to accelerated growth this time of year. Vata season ushers in the change. It's expansive energy invites us...

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My Kid Won't Poop – What to do from Ayurveda

What to do when your kid won't go poop? Sometimes kids clench up and don't let themselves poop. My Living Ayurveda member Jan, talks about when her 5 year old refused to poop. Jan posted on our forum. We got right back to her, with a few suggestions. Jan tried the suggestions to great success. This video walks you through some basic holistic practices to ease the flow to your kid's next bowel movement. How to reverse nervous tension Teaching kids how to breathe their poop out How Apana vayu works with elimination The connection between...

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Kids Yoga Supplies

Kids Yoga Back to School Tools [span12]As yoga is going through a heyday and moms and school teachers usher forth the next wave of enlightenment in the household our resources are getting much better. A posse of my yoga mom + yoga educator colleagues have rolled out some great books, videos, teaching tools and audios. Check them out, and let them know I sent you. Make sure to scroll down to the amazing teaching tools from Go Grounded. Indy and her friends love the Whale Yoga DVD - it’s our party...

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Unschooling, Yoga, and raising children evolutionaries

A little over a year ago my husband, my child and I decided we wanted to live part time in Mexico for the next phase of our lives together. We committed to the vision by buying a small condo right at at surf break. We knew we were stepping outside the norm of education when we made this decision - as we haven't found a school with a drop-in policy yet. We all like to ski and ride bikes and surf. Because I can work from anywhere, and my husband...

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How to Prevent a Cold

Did you know getting colds is optional? Most parents I know assume that getting colds is part of normal childhood terrain. And it is normal, in terms of common, but it’s not normal in terms of healthy. Colds occur with an unhealthy lymph system or an depleted immune system. Your child’s body is communicating through signs and symptoms exactly what is going on inside. If you know how to read the signs, you know how to prevent a cold. If you don’t...

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Teach your kids neti pot

Why your kids need to learn how to neti pot [caption id="attachment_7574" align="alignright" width="300"] teach kids neti[/caption] Now more than ever kids need neti pots. Or rhino horns (the plastic version). The reason kids need to learn to use the neti pot more than ever now is because of: There is more processed foods in our diet There is more processed dairy in our diet Kids immune systems are weak due to lack of sleep Kids immune systems are weak due to EMF's (electro magnetic frequency - cell phones, ipads, etc.) Today's kids need a very strong...

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Healthier Kids Workshop

Healthier Kids Workshop with Cate Video or Audio, with 2o page handout. Catch imbalances before they escalate. Learn how to tell what is going on in your children's bodies. Learn the basics for treating most imbalances with foods, spices, and some herbs. Learn how to read your kid's body like a book. Know what is happening inside though observing the outside (through their skin, eyes, tongue, and even their poop!) Strategies for getting herbs and spices into kids. I'm going to walk you through a basic check-up with your child's body. A progressive workshop for parents, teachers, & childcare providers. [sc...

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A Children’s Story for Winter Solstice

My dear fans and rebels, [caption id="attachment_31830" align="alignright" width="303"] Starhawk, an eco-legend of our time.[/caption] I am delighted to share a story from a beloved author, Starhawk, on the winter solstice. When I invited Starhawk into the Evolve Project, she offered a piece from her book. I chose her story for the children, A Visit to Mother Winter. This is her telling of A Visit to Mother Winter. Circle round, and I'll tell you a story for a long winter's night… Once there were two sisters – we'll call them Johanna and Zelda, although the...

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Baby Boomers: Part of the Problem

Have you read this: Baby Boomers are the worst for the climate. BY SARAH LASKOW     for   www.grist.org ? Here are the details: At what age does a person do the most damage to the climate? According to a new study, between about 45 and 80. Starting at birth, a person’s carbon dioxide emissions sprint up and up and up, until they hit their peak at age 65. But by 80, a person's emissions are down to 13.1 metric tons. That's about the same amount of emissions they were creating at age 45. Another way of looking at...

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