mindfulness

049: Tejal V. Patel — Kids Can Meditate

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Tejal V Patel JD, is a former divorce attorney turned mindfulness, meditation and Ayurveda advocate for moms and kids. She’s the host of the Time-In Talks Podcast, speaker and author of the book Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities To Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety and Stay Focused.

It’s Tejal’s mission to support moms in their journey to become mindful parents and raise the first generation of mindful children and next generation of peace leaders.
Her fun, practical and simple way of infusing mindfulness and meditation into the lives of modern families in a way that is understandable to kids truly sets her apart from the traditional self-help crowd and makes her a go-to expert for modern moms seeking to raise calm, confident, and compassionate children.

Tejal lives in South Jersey with her husband, sons, and parakeet Skye.

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017: Rachel Welch — Yoga and Fitness for Your Pre and Post-Baby Body

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Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body and spirit.

It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.

Practicing yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health from reducing stress, inflammation and improves breathing, sleep, happiness, strength, flexibility, and mood. 

My guest today is Rachel Welch, who is a women’s health advocate and post natal fitness pioneer and expert. Her life-elevating fitness method empowers women with the knowledge and skills to understand, heal and embody motherhood from the inside-out. 

Revolution Motherhood™ Fitness Method merges Yoga, Soft Foam Rolling, PT, Pilates, Bootcamp and Breath into empowering, inspirational workouts.  Rachel brilliantly fuses education, alignment and strength training into progressively challenging sequences so that you start to see and feel results immediately.  Whether you are newly post baby, just beginning a workout routine, or have a strong fitness lifestyle, Rachel will maximize your workouts, tone your core, glutes, thighs and arms, and leave you feeling open, strong, balanced and confident.

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  • 01:34 – Introduction (what is Yoga?)
  • 03:37 – What should pregnant women do to ensure a healthy and easy delivery?
  • 04:45 – Learning to adapt and change your practice
  • 05:17 – How Rachel began her journey
  • 09:40 – Postnatal recovery
  • 12:01 – The importance of physical therapists
  • 14:20 – Creating a mindful strength training practice
  • 17:50 – Recovery
  • 19:00 – Your body is a pressure chamber
  • 21:05 – Your pelvic floor 
  • 22:40 – Yoga triggers weight loss
  • 24:45 – Two of Rachel’s top ‘Mom Sense’ moments
  • 26:14 – Quote of the Day
  • 27:47 – Mom Haul

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015: Jackie Stewart — Teaching Kids Mindfulness & Meditation

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents to share meditation with their children and teachers to incorporate mindfulness training into their lesson plans. The simple act of teaching children how to stop, focus, and just breathe could be one of the greatest gifts you give them.

My guest, Jackie Stewart, is fascinated with the human mind and understanding how our perceptions impact our present experience. Inevitably, through studying the mind, she began to understand the interrelated nature of our shared humanity and need for connection. With an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU, a background in the fashion and entertainment industries, as well as being a certified meditation instructor, she works at bringing mindfulness to everyday life in a practical and approachable way. She can be found teaching meditation at MNDFL, NYC’s premier meditation studio; Journey LIVE, the first live stream meditation app; Alo Moves, Alo’s online training platform from the world’s top instructors; and as a contributing writer for Rose & Rex on intentional and mindful parenting.

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  • 03:00 – The benefits of meditation
  • 06:57 – Our inner narrative
  • 07:18 – Difference between meditation and mindfulness
  • 12:55 – Checking in ourselves
  • 19:02 – Breathing
  • 29:01 – Improving attentiveness and impulse control
  • 33:00 – How to guide your child through meditation (wave breaths exercise)
  • 42:15 – Taking deep breaths
  • 47:15 – Quote to live by
  • 47:58 – Mom Haul

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