How to help kids or teens do Yoga Nidra

An easy way to teach kids yoga nidra (and improve sleep) Yoga Nidra is my new favourite practice. It’s so easy yet so relaxing and it helps me stay in touch with my body which (if I neglect it) becomes sore/achey due to the time I spend at the computer or slouched on the sofa […]

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High energy children – trying to teach them meditation

Expert advice about high energy children and mindful meditation Listen to the founder of Connected Kids present a few ideas when trying to teach high energy children meditation and mindfulness. Want to know more? Foundation course – to teach your kids and teens mindful meditation Professional Training – to become a verified Kids Meditation Teacher […]

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How does ‘grounding’ reduce kids’ anxiety?

2 Easy ways to help kids ground their energy What does it mean if we feel ‘ungrounded’? This is a question I ask my Connected Kids students when they are learning to teach kids meditation. It is one of the simplest ways to remedy our energy yet we often don’t notice what ‘being ungrounded’ is […]

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Toolkit for teaching mindful activities – kids on the autistic spectrum

Creating a space to teach mindfulness to kids with autism  We were asked a question about the types of tools people could use if they wanted to teach their kids (who are on the autistic spectrum) how to feel calmer and less stressed using mindful activities.   Expert advice We write about this subject all the […]

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The #MeToo campaign and mindfulness

  Like me you have probably become aware of the #MeToo campaign which highlights the level of sexual harassment that women experience throughout their lives. As we can see, it has been an underlying epidemic that females have tolerated for thousands of years in all areas of life. But I’m uncomfortable with the idea of […]

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back to school – with mindfulness

Helping kids return to school with less anxiety (and more mindfulness) In Scotland our schools have already returned after the summer break, but in the rest of the UK (and perhaps worldwide) children and teens will be gearing up for their return. Some will feel excited about the prospect of a new school or new […]

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Beat summer boredum – with meditation!

  Mindfulness and the holidays The summer holidays can be a long time to spend with your kids. You love them but your whole routine can change and even though holidays are meant to be enjoyable, they can be stressful too! So here are some tips and ideas to help you keep up your meditation […]

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Helping kids manage behaviour with meditation and yoga

Yoga and Mindful Activities for Anger in Kids We are delighted to share some words of wisdom written by one of our Connected Kids Tutors, Yvonne Payne. Yvonne has been working with children using mindful activities and yoga to help them focus and manage strong emotions such as anger. Yvonne had been telling us about 2 different […]

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Useful ideas to help kids with ADHD

  ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition very close to my heart as I see kids who benefit from learning easy, simple mindful activities that help them out of their stressed state. They enter that state very easily as they basically live there.  It’s not an easy existence and while I don’t think […]

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