Inspiration

Why Meditation Should Be Included In the Education of Our Youth

Sophie Spoor

Why Meditation Should Be Included In the Education of Our Youth

At first glance, Quiet Time – a stress reduction meditation strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, – looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can’t sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds. The practice of meditation in schools deserves serious attention from parents and policymakers. An impressive array of studies shows that integrating meditation into a school’s daily routine can markedly improve the lives of students. If San Francisco schools Superintendent Richard Carranza has his way, Quiet Time could well...


How to explain yoga to children

Sophie Spoor

How to explain yoga to children

Well, the word yoga means union. When we dream, we see different people, animals, trees, buildings, cars, yoga mats and other objects. But who and what are all of these people and things in your dream? Are they really other people and other things?  No, they are all you. Your own amazing mind manifests all of these things. It is the same here in our waking reality. We are not as far from each other as we may think. For example, look at someone or something now. Where do you see them? Are they inside of you or outside of...


10 Super Easy & Healthy Dinner Ideas for Kids

Sophie Spoor

10 Super Easy & Healthy Dinner Ideas for Kids

As a busy parent, you don’t always have time to cook elaborate, full-course meals. The good news is that you can still feed your kids healthy and nutritious dinners! The trick is to find recipes that don’t sacrifice quality for quickness. If you want to help your children grow their minds and bodies to be the best that they can be, here are just a few healthy dinner ideas to keep them going.   1. AVOCADO MAC AND CHEESE Kids love mac and cheese, but they’ll go especially crazy for the avocado version. It’s green!  Made with lime, garlic, cilantro...


How To Get Your Kids To Not Fight Bedtime

Sophie Spoor

How To Get Your Kids To Not Fight Bedtime

Studies have found that parents who raise a child from infancy to 18 years old lose on average 645 hours of sleep compared to people without a child. But journalist and teacher Esther Wojcicki offered her one tip for getting children to fall asleep, without fighting bedtime. The secret, Wojcicki said in the mindbodygreen podcast, is collaborative parenting. This means instead of telling your children what time to go to bed, you engage in a conversation with them about sleeping patterns. You ask your child, "What time is appropriate for you to go to bed?" and provide some examples. These...


Self Practice

Sophie Spoor

Self Practice

How to go into your self daily practice...   #yoga practice www.soyoga.com.sg www.miniyogi.com