About Chelsea McQuaid: She is a yoga teacher, Mindfulness Mentor, and Kidding Around Yoga trainer. She attended the 200-hour certification from Plasha Yoga Studio in 2013. Later, she completed her 300-hour certification there. Now, she is an E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and YACEP. She is committed to her professional growth with continuing education in meditation, pranayama, anatomy, and children’s yoga. Some of her teachers include Leslie Kaminoff, Haris Lender, Rudra Swartz, Michael Plasha, and Chris McCooey
In this episode, Adam and Chelsea McQuaid discuss:
- Difficulty and benefits of yoga
- Kids can do yoga too
- Focusing on your breath
- Being mentored on mindfulness
- Yoga isn’t as easily accessible as deep breathing and meditation, but like those tools, they provide many health benefits. They can also stabilize and bring healing to mental health issues, and even help with addiction.
- Kids need yoga. They are often stressed out by academics and overstimulated by social media. They need something to balance their life. By being an example to them, and making yoga, mindfulness and meditation easy and fun for them to do, you’ll be able to influence them in a way that will forever impact them.
- Mindful breathing is an essential skill in today’s uncertain and stressful world. When you focus on your breathing, you take it away from stress and other strong negative emotions and can think about the task at hand.
- Mindfulness is necessary in every stage of life. There would be a lot of missed opportunities if we don’t pause for a moment to ask ourselves if we’re doing what we were meant to do in life.
“Mindfulness is cultivating a sense of awareness and what’s happening around you. It’s being curious, observing, and taking things in a different way.” — Chelsea McQuaid
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