Mental health, intangible and so fragile

Testimonial: A teacher of yoga for children wants to learn to take care of oneself part of their learning.

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By Marcelline Poirier, Yoga and meditation teacher for children and founder of Toupie Yoga. 

We hear a lot about mental health lately. Is it a pandemic plague, or is it brought to light due to circumstances?

Mental health is fragile for everyone

As much as the liver can be on holidays, as the intestines are on junk food days, a smoker's lungs may be weakened, muscles may be sore after strenuous exercise, and skin that feels weak. getting old.

I am a teacher of yoga for children despite this “zen” label, mental health affects me personally. I myself live with a head that goes fast fast fast. A head that does not take much respite and that generates a lot of content.

Beautiful creative ideas, but also existential anxiety. Beautiful thoughts of love, but also fears that are difficult to control. Beautiful projects, but also dead ends. Regardless, I love my head.

Teach children to take care of their heads.

Imagining children growing up in this reality sometimes gives me chills. I dream that children are taught how to take care of their inner world.

I dream of integrating personal development and spirituality courses into the school curriculum. I dream of being taught to love themselves and to take responsibility for the importance of their own well-being.

While I dream, I contribute. This is why I devote my time and my energy to the children, to teach them the way of the heart. The one that allows you to stay in balance, even in the storm!

Integrate breaks into children's daily lives

In 2021, learning to stop is not easy. Some will find it boring. Parents included. This is normal since we live on the adrenaline that gives us the overstimulation of our current rhythm of life.

What if we made a commitment, as a parent, to demonstrating and explaining to our children that slowing down can be learned? The best way is undoubtedly to relearn it with them, which represents a great challenge!

Slow down the brain rhythm

There are many avenues for slowing down. Here I am not referring to "relaxing entertainment" like watching a good movie or drawing on a tablet. They are rather exercises to slow down the brain rhythm, well-being breaks, in particular:

  • breathing exercises;
  • doing yoga - stretching;
  • meditation;
  • write a gratitude journal;
  • make spontaneous drawing against a background of soft music.

In my opinion, slowing down to recharge your batteries is a guarantee of health.

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