Try our ‘Quick and Easy’ Calming Bedtime Routine

Yoga is full of calming postures that can help anyone relax and unwind from a long-day at work if you’re a parent or school if you’re a YogaBug.

Let’s start with a sleepy bedtime routine that you can do with your child!

 

  1. Begin the exercise by sitting on the floor with your child. (S/he can be sat beside you, face-to-face or even on your lap).
  2. Then, you and your partner need to inhale big deep breaths, filling your belly with lots of air.
  3. After you’ve done that, place your hand on your belly and feel your stomach move.
  4. At YogaBugs we like to count to four as we inhale and then count to four again as we exhale.
  5. Repeat this exercise three – four times for a full sleepy bedtime routine.

 

Good work! Now that you know the basics, let’s include some of our special relaxation poses!

Child’s pose: Sit on your heels, with you arms at your side. Lean forward and place your head on the floor facing down.

Cow Pose: Kneel on the floor on all fours. Raise your head up and sink your back down into a deep curve

Sleepy Star: Sit up straight, bring your legs into a diamond shape. Stretch your arms out to the side as far as you can. Finally, sway your body gently side by side like leaf blowing in the wind. We usually like to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star during this exercise to make our YogaBugs feel extra sleepy!

 

Try this tonight with your Son / Daughter and tell us what you thought of it on our Social Media Below… We would love you to join in the discussion!

Here’s why Yoga is the perfect exercise for these winter months

If you’re an athletic family, you will know how important it is to stay fit and enjoy the warm weather while you can. Whether its going for a stroll at the nearest park or going for a family cycle, these experiences are what make summer the fun exciting time it is.

But what happens when the cold, icy nights come along?

 

Well there’s one exercise that is available all year round… and that’s YOGA!

Not only is it an exercise that you can literally do anywhere, but it has been proven to help with physical and mental health in a number of ways, let’s take a look.

 

The Bridge Pose – this is a fantastic way to open up the airways in the body that might be congested and even beginners can take part.

The Camel Pose – this pose opens up the chest and stretches the back, making it super useful in opening of the body and relieving blocked airways.

Bow pose – this is a full body exercise and is very effective in opening up the upper body. It improves your breathing as your body opens and allows better circulation and even helps you relax.

 

These are just some of the YogaBugs poses that you can get started with at home if you have a blocked nose, bad cough or a virus that you just want to get rid of.

So, going for a run or paying for a gym membership isn’t the only option.

 

Personally, I know how difficult it can be to motivate yourself to get up in take that first step out the door especially when you know it’s going to rain, which is why I have taken up Yoga in my free time as a way getting my daily workout and also calming my mind stepping out of real life and tapping into my imagination… I’m two weeks into my weekly yoga programme but I’ll keep you posted on my results!

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Animals can do Yoga now?

For those of you who practice yoga at home and have a pet… you’ve probably had them crawling around your mat while you are in your downward dog! If you love animals and you want to be as close to them as possible, then yoga is a great way to help us connect to them even more!

Because Yoga is suitable for all-abilities, everyone can get involved, animals included! At YogaBugs we follow the same rule and let everyone take part and develop at their own pace, which helps with confidence and self-esteem.

We found this funny video which should brighten up your day and get you doing yoga at home with your pet!

Which pet do you think could be a yoga teacher in disguise?

We hope you enjoyed the video – the postures and flexibility from the animals was great, and we could see them fitting in very well in our YogaBugs classes!

 

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Yoga in 26 different countries?!…

With Yoga becoming one of the most popular, simple and fun exercises to take part in, it is no surprise that it has become as popular as it is.

However, it’s quite incredible to see the reach that it has across the world.

At YogaBugs, we help children all over the UK to handle their emotions and become more calm individuals. We have found that this has helped hundreds of children become physically and emotionally stronger which are two very valuable life skills.

Today we came across a video by a yoga expert doing her moves in different locations in the world.

In this, she does some of our YogaBugs inspired moves including the Downward Dog, Surfer, Archer, Magic Bird any many more.

We hope you enjoyed the video, remember to share this article to help Amy spread her story all over the world.

 

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