As the quarantine days turn into weeks, I constantly have to remind myself of the yoga sutra which states: “We need a balance of both effort and surrender in life.”
On those days when my nervous system is off the charts, my chest is tight, and my mind is buzzing, I force myself to pause and look inward. It’s hard—it truly is. The intensity of the emotional roller coaster is exhausting—there are wonderful moments of laughter and then crashing down of tears. Surely I’m not alone with this, right?
Acknowledging that all of us are handling this current time differently—some people are thriving, while some people are suffering—I thought it might be helpful to share some yoga videos that might be just the right experience to help you surrender and let go.
3 yoga resource videos to help you slow down:
1. Yoga with Adriene
I’d heard about yoga with Adriene before the quarantine, but never had time to check out her videos. But now, they have become a welcome addition to our home routine. Her YouTube channel is organized into video lengths, so it’s easy to choose a video to fit into your schedule.
For example, yesterday I had an open window of 30 minutes and did her Core and Booty video. But I also love her 5-minute morning yoga class, too. Adriene’s classes are slow paced, with excellent sequencing, with no frills and distractions, and they are great for children, too.
FIND YOGA WITH ADRIENE ON YOUTUBE HERE
2. GoNoodle meditations and yoga
Try searching the site for “yoga”, “meditations”, or “calm.” You’ll find:
- calming, inspiring videos by Empower Tools
- meditations by Flow
- breathing techniques by Moose Tube
- entertaining yoga videos with Maximo
These GoNoodle videos are perfect for brain breaks or transition times. They are quick and easy. And once you and your children have come to calm, then you can search for more active, energetic videos to get your wiggles out!
FIND GONOODLE HERE (or check YouTube)
3. CALM MEDITATION
Sometimes, we just need to take a pause, lie down or sit somewhere comfortable, and listen to a meditation to help ourselves regroup. Kids Yoga Stories has just put three of our Simple Meditations into YouTube videos for you to share with your children and students. Check out this Calm Meditation, which is a body scan for a quick 4-minute break.
FIND THE CALM MEDITATION HERE
And lastly, if you’re looking for live online preschool yoga classes that are interactive, check out Lani’s Zoom classes from Full of Joy Yoga. She hosts preschool yoga classes on Thursdays.
REGISTER FOR PRESCHOOL YOGA CLASSES HERE
Check Out Our Slow Down Pack
When you’re hustling to get everything done in a day, it’s important to take the time to slow down with your children.
What better way to teach our kids how to slow down than to introduce them to calming, restorative yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation.
This pack of 7 resources will help children relax, breathe, and be present in the moment.
Sloth Yoga Cards
Restorative Yoga Cards for Kids
Calming Yoga Cards for Kids
Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids
Bedtime Meditations for Kids
Plus, you’ll receive our Energizing + Calming Activities and Pause Breath Posters.
All the decks and ebooks come with detailed instructions for each and every pose and breathing exercise, as well as yoga tips and recommendations to get the most out of your time together. You can download and print what you want, when you want it. Or you can simply use the products on your tablet or device. It’s up to you.
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