NOW BOOKING - Author Visit and Storytime!!
Are you interested in a special Guest Author to come to your school to read to your students and guide them through various yoga poses? Contact me today! I’d love to schedule something with you and come practice yoga with your students!!
Do you know a child suffering from anxiety?
I did. I was THAT mother, the one worrying and wondering all day long if my child was okay, and comfortable, in any given moment. Maybe it is because he is my first born, or one of the youngest in his class and not as mature,... or maybe it is just who he is, but most times he needed reassurance/coaxing and, even then, sometimes that wasn't enough. Clearly he struggled with anxiety and it broke my heart to see that overshadow his wonderful, fun loving, sweet little personality!
Then one day it hit me. I don't know why it took me as long as it did, maybe because I was blinded by worry, but I finally realized that I could have been helping him all along, with yoga. There was no doubt I had the knowledge and skills needed to teach him how to call upon the tools of yoga for help in uncomfortable and/or stressful situations. So, that's what I did. I created a mini yoga sequence constructed of poses aimed at relieving stress and anxiety, boosting confidence and self-esteem, and cultivating a sense of inner peace and calm. And we practiced it every morning before school. I TRULY believe, with every ounce of my being, that with this knowledge, and the help of some amazing teachers, my son was able to learn how to be more calm, collected and confident when faced with a situation that left him feeling uneasy.
And this certainly isn't to say that our work was complete, because if you know anything about yoga (and even dealing with anxiety for that matter!) you know that it is a practice and certainly not something you master overnight. So we continue to practice our mini sequence mornings or nights, whichever works with our schedule, and it has become a fun part of our routine.
That is what inspired me to write this book.
So, if you have a child suffering from anxiety in any one of its various forms, I encourage you to check out my book, and practice the sequence regularly with your child. They may grow in ways you'd never imagined.
Wishing you lots of love, patience and success!