About Mira Binzen: Mira is the Co-Founder and Director of Training at Global Family Yoga. As a Yoga Life Stylist, Yoga Therapist, and Teacher Trainer, she has dedicated her life to the well-being of children and families.
In this episode, Adam and Mira discuss:
The difference between stress and anxiety
How anxiety impacts the whole family
Getting comfortable with discomfort
Mira’s non-medical prescription for kids that face anxiety
- Stress is a normal physical response triggered by events or situations, whereas anxiety is the body’s reaction to stress. When either of these conditions becomes chronic, it may begin to negatively affect our quality of life.
- A parent who has anxious children knows that they have anxiety too, so learn how to manage your own anxiety and communicate effectively – it will help you understand what’s going on and shift out of that state, which is essential for holding your child’s anxious feelings as they develop.
- Wellness begins with a relaxed and calm mind and body, and growth and progress occur when we get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
- Make meditation a part of your daily habits. Embrace a six-minute morning routine every day so that you are aware of and recognize the importance of feeling connected to your body.
“Kids can meditate easier than grownups. So don’t think that your flighty little child can’t meditate because they can and they will, it’s a matter of making it a priority, making a commitment, and sticking with it.” – Mira Binzen