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Embody the Future

Nikky

It's the time of year where we tend towards reflection on the past and looking to the future. Our children are not unaware of this too. 

I have written pieces in the past about how the connection between our brain and our body is very much deeper than we might have imagined, and have counselled encouraging our children to consider themselves in a more holistic way.



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I Blink, Therefore I Am.

Nikky

Good Heavens! It seems that our minds and bodies are linked…

Yes, finally science is catching up with what those who work in physical professions have known for years. 



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Down With The Kids

Nikky

If you live or work with small children, how often do you actually get down and view the world from their perspective?

It can be, quite literally, an eye opener.
It’s not just the psychological effect of endlessly looking upwards at your designated figures of authority, it’s also the horrible damage to the cervical spine that makes this an undesirable state of affairs.




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Bringing Their Best Selves

Nikky

There is a secret weapon to help your children’s bodies work better, to help them perform better and to help them be happier. It's making them feel good about themselves.



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And Breathe . . .

Nikky

Recently I had to write out some simple breathing exercises for teachers, and it suddenly struck me - why aren’t these more readily taught to young children?

Whilst I was writing and noting how most of us maintain a fairly shallow breathing pattern that takes place in the upper part of the ribcage and that fails to utilise full capacity, I realised that no-one had ever taught me how to breathe.




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