How to Get Zen with Your Kids

I’ve been doing yoga myself off and on for the last 10 years and for me, it’s always been a great way to exercise not just my physical body but my mental “muscles” as well. It teaches me how to calm myself in stressful situations and how to use breathing to relax and regain control of my emotions — great skills that I want my kids to develop too. So we started with the Yoga Kids DVD when my son was 3 years old.

That was three years ago and I have to attest that it has worked like a charm! The combination of yoga and Yoga Parenting has made even my very prone-to-emotional-meltdowns little guy an expert at breathing. He uses the “volcano” pose or the lion breath and/or bunny breath when he is angry, upset, frustrated. Magical, really!

Practical Mommy is Ria Sharon, co-creator of the Yoga Parenting course. If you are ready for parenting to be easier, more fun and less stressful, sign up!


  1. While I don’t do yoga with the boys, I know the importance of breath (from my experience with yoga). Whenever anyone is getting overly excited, angry, frustrated, etc., I always say, “close your eyes and take a deep breath.” That’s always worked like a charm and I think it’s so cute when they do that on their own. 🙂 Yeah, Zen for kids!