Om:Pop With Family Support H&F: Brain Architecture
We are grateful for the amazing session we had with families in Shepherds Bush, as we work with Bubble + Sprout to bring brain building, family yoga and mindfulness pop-ups to the community (our Om:Pop!). The session was a part of our partnership with Family Support, Hammersmith & Fulham.
The latest theme was “Brain Architecture,” where we began to think about ways in which we can help children to develop, by providing strong foundations and solid walls of positive experience and nurturing.
brain architecture: building a strong foundation
As explained by Family Support: “Early experiences literally shape how the brain gets built. A strong foundation in the very early years increases the chances of positive health and learning later on, while a weak foundation increases the odds of having difficulties.”
how yoga helps build strong foundations
“We use yoga with children to help build their emotional awareness and understanding, aka their self regulatory capacity, to be able to help them acknowledge emotions, express them, and be able to breath through all that life throws at them,” Jen Armstrong, HERE Co-Founder.
fun yoga poses for children
Poses like “Lizard on a Rock” and “Downward Dog” not only create positive interactions, but they are also great fun to do with your children as demonstrated by class members here!
Group Yoga poses and being together
end of session meditation (and building blocks!)
Find more articles on brain architecture, mindfulness and activities you can do as a family below!
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