Mindful Antidotes- Healing Yoga in the Irish Times

Mindful antidotes in tech-filled world 

Yoga, mindfulness and meditation can be just the antidote children need to the go-go, technology-saturated lives in which they are immersed.

 “It sounds ironic to talk about stress at such a young age but unfortunately when parents are stressed, children are going to feel that indirectly but are not able to name it,” says Laura Sarah Dowdall, a well-being coach and contemporary dancer who runs Healing Yoga in Dublin. “We end up taking on this tension that our parents have.”

 She provides workshops both as an in-school and after-school activity, to introduce children to mindful movement and creative expression, teaching body and emotional awareness to give them a better sense of themselves.

 “So that they feel a little more grounded – like little trees rather than clouds. I think children are very vulnerable in following the path of what their parents want, just blowing along – and suddenly you get to secondary school and have to pick your subjects.”

 Dowdall aims to empower children with techniques that they can use in decision-making and in recognising and coping with different emotions.

An extract from IRISH TIMES publication in the Health Supplement on September 4th 2017 by Sheila Wayman

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