Category Archives: Mom & Baby

Cloth Diapering 101

I am a huge advocate of cloth diapering and my lovely husband and I chose to cloth diaper our son.  We like the fact that he doesn’t have chemicals close to his skin, we are not filling landfills with dirty diaper after dirty diaper, we can re-use our diapers with our future children and the cost savings of not having to buy diapers every time we go to the grocery store has been an added bonus!

Here is a great article from @refashionista who has much experience cloth diapering her 3 boys and also works at the Extraordinary Baby Shoppe. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in to the Shoppe I highly recommend you do so the next time you are in Hintonburg.

In this article Refashionista details what cloth diapers she would put on her wish list if she was starting to cloth diaper! 

Check it out!

http://refashionista.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/cloth-diapering-101/

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Cuddly Wrap Review & Giveaway

Check out the awesome Review & Giveaway for Peapod Creations Cuddly Wrap, Baby Blanket & Burp Cloths at my Namaste Mommy blog!

You won’t want to miss this fantastic giveaway and read what my family had to say after using the cuddly wrap for several weeks every single day!

This wrap is fantastic for snuggling with your baby at home, working hands free, walking  and going out and about with your little bundle of joy.

Good luck with the giveaway!

Stretch, Release & Relieve Muscle Tension With Your Baby

Check out our blog post for Best Tools For School for the busy mom & baby, looking for serenity, calmness & revitilization 🙂  Take 5 minutes out of your day today to enjoy some yoga with your babe!

“May The Long Time Sun”

Each of our Little Lotus children’s yoga classes always incorporates some of the wonderful music by the amazing Snatam Kaur (http://www.snatamkaur.com).  I was introduced to Snatam’s music a few years ago when I attended a concert in Ottawa hosted by the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre.  Her voice and music touched my soul and my heart poured open.  To hear our 2&3 year old class participants sing along to “May the Long Time Sun” at the end of each class with the lights turned down and relaxing on their mat is absolutely beautiful.

You may have heard your little yogi singing snippets of the song at home.  Here is a YouTube version for your viewing, watch as your Little Yogi’s face lights up with recognition and take time for a snuggle together!  I highly, highly recommend that you buy some of Snatam’s music as it will enrich your families life with peace, harmony and love.  Her music is available on her website, most yoga studio’s (Rama Lotus in Ottawa on Bank/Gladstone) and iTunes.

Namaste,

Amanda

Little Lotus Yoga- bringing calm & relaxation to your child’s life

Hello to all Little Lotus Enthusiasts! I wanted to share with all our class design as I have many inquiries into our class design and what is incorporated into children’s yoga classes. The famous questions is always- How do you do yoga with 2 year olds!?

Tune In

We always begin with a tuning in to the class. The little one’s enjoy sharing their OM’s!

Sharing & Caring

This is a special time when the children are invited to share anything special that is happening in their lives and share how their heart feels. For the little one’s we usually hear MY HEART IS HAPPY today! I find the 6-12 year old yogi’s and yogini’s enjoy the supportive atmosphere to possibly share any areas of stress they had in their day (ie: test, disagreement with friend, sister, etc.)

Pranayama

Pranayama is the control of life force, which is our breath. Little Lotus 2-5 year olds share in balloon breathing, begin to understand that they can create breathe through noise and mouth, etc. Little Lotus 6-12 year olds begin alternate nostril breathing, deep abdominal breathing, cooling breath and others!

Asana

This is our posture practice time. Little Lotus 2-5 year olds enjoy imitating animals in various yoga asana (postures), including dogs, frogs, whales, cats, cows and more! Little Lotus 6-12 year olds may begin Sun Salutations and vinyasa flows (flowing movements from one posture to another) and more advanced postures.

Yoga off the Mat

This is an opportunity for participants to grow in an environmentally friendly and “green living” way. We share, talk about & design crafts about recycling, protecting trees and our responsibility to maintaining a safe and clean Earth. Younger yogi’s and yogini’s may share thoughts through various colouring in their journals, with older yogi’s and yogini’s sharing thoughts and emotions through pictures and written entries in their journals.

Relaxation

Students are encouraged to relax into savasana (corpse pose / starfish) for a final relaxation at the end of class. Story meditations are sometimes shared. Little Lotus 6-12 year old participants may also use this time to meditate on a positive thought (ie: I am brave, I share with others) they have chosen. Our class ends in a creative circle creating peace and serenity, sharing another round of OM’s and special good-bye’s until the following class!

We love to hear what you enjoy the most in any children’s or family yoga classes you have participated in. Feel free to share! Or, let us know what your little yogi likes to come home from class and share with you 🙂

Namaste ~Amanda