Have you checked in on your breath today?

Can this breath help us re-energize? #selfcaresaturday

September 18, 2020 3 min read

Can this breath help us re-energize? #selfcaresaturday

Rays of sun powering fun!  

It’s been a long….life? COVID has made our perception of time fuzzy. March has seemingly lasted 6 months and now somehow summer is over?

All of us are overwhelmed and exhausted. Adults and kids. We all could use a little pick me up sometimes. And science is starting to prove just how effective breathing practices are for improving health and overall well-being. Studies show that, “breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder.”

When our energy is low, it’s hard to keep going. 

How do you keep going when your energy drops? Beyond the obvious need for more rest, sometimes we also need a quick pick me up.  


For today’s #selfcaresaturday activity let’s try a fun breathing activity!

You AND the kids you care for will LOVE Power of the Sun Breath! This breath is taught during the Foundationsof children’s yoga course and is included in the EmpowermentYoga Cards and Lesson Plan.


Check out our video for Power of the Sun Breath and try it yourself for a quick burst of positive feelings and energy!   

power of the sun breath selfcaresaturday

Lara Hocheiser of Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teaches a breath to help you feel connected to your power and the energy of the sun. Have fun, loosen up, energize,...


Opportunity to connect with ourselves and others

This is a great opportunity to talk to the kids in our lives about the difference between needing to rest and needing a ‘pick me up’ such as drinking a sip of water or trying an energizing breathing activity or maybe both! 

Don’t forget to download your FREE Power of the Sun Breath Poster!



💪 Practice when tired as a pick me up during school or work

💪 Practice in the morning if you are groggy

💪 Imagine the warmth & energy of the sun as you do this activity 

💪 Have fun, make an audible sound, and don’t take yourself too seriously!

💪 Share your experience!


What’s coming next week?  And remember, rest is best when we are tired so if you are tired a lot, consider how you can re-examine your bedtime routines! We will explore rest in future #selfcaresaturday emails.  

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Let us know how it’s going!Tag us @flowandgrowyoga on instagram and use #selfcaresaturday when you post pictures or videos practicing! Or reply here to tell us about your experiences! Photos are always welcome!


Want to learn more about teaching mindfulness & self-care to children? 


Trainings, Courses, & Workshops:

Yoga Tools for Social Emotional Learning: This workshops weaves yoga teachings with social-emotional learning practices that help children deal with strong emotions as they arise throughout the day. Learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mantras for each of four big emotions young children deal with on a daily basis.

Self-Care for Children: In this course, we explore a framework for self-care for children, while examining your own practices. Take it live, or catch the replay!

The Foundations of Children’s Yoga: (18 hour teacher training) Learn the skills and confidence to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. Our comprehensive training focuses on yoga, mindfulness, and the social-emotional development of children. Graduates will leave our training equipped with new tools to create engaging and captivating yoga experiences for kids of all ages. Graduates receive our comprehensive Kids Yoga Teacher Training PDF manual and a Certificate of Completion.

95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher TrainingParticipate in 11 unique courses to complete your 95-hour training, or take individual courses as you wish! Register for individual classes or the full training. You must take all 11 courses to become RCYT or a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher. If you can't make the classes live, it's ok. Right now, the Yoga Alliance is allowing live or pre-recorded trainings to count toward contact hours for your 95-Hour Registered Children's Yoga Certification! If you certify that you viewed the classes, you can still use the hours for continued education or toward your 95-hour certificate. Fall cohort begins October 1st!


Products we Recommend 

Yoga game instructions for in-person and online-based learning 

Mindful Beginnings: The Essential Guide to Yoga and Mindfulness with Children Ages 0-5

Empowerment Cards and Lesson Plan

Love and Compassion for Teens and Tweens

Time for Me Calming Cards

My Body and Caring for Myself


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