OHMusings Blog

  • From Mayhem to Mindful: 3 Sound Meditations to use Anytime, Anywhere

    From Mayhem to Mindful: 3 Sound Meditations to use Anytime, Anywhere

    by Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT Standing at Gate C-21 in the Milwaukee airport recently, I caught myself feeling frustrated when I could not get my diver’s license back into my wallet. I know that one specific slot is a little tight, and it takes a little patience every time I return that plastic to the ...

  • Catch the shift!

    Catch the shift!

    During one of our online trainings last year with faculty from City Year in Chicago and Philadelphia, we taught a yoga-off-the-mat tool we call “Hand Hat.” Here youth breathe in reaching arms up, and breathe out as they clasp hands together resting hands on top of their head. It has the person look sort of ...

  • 3 Breathing Tools for Pre-Schools and Beyond!

    3 Breathing Tools for Pre-Schools and Beyond!

    Trust me: there’s nothing quite like hearing and seeing a preschooler ask a friend if she “needs flower power breath,” followed by her reaching into her pocket to pull out and share an imaginary flower!

  • Mindfulness with Test-Taking: Five Tried and True Tips

    Mindfulness with Test-Taking: Five Tried and True Tips

    A few years ago I taught yoga and mindfulness at an urban Houston elementary school. The school was considered low-socioeconomic with a majority of English Language Learners. Additionally, It was a highly international and transient community. Growing up is already stressful enough without so many external factors. During my “Health and Wellness” classes, students learned ...

  • OHMusings: Self-care as Self-less Love

    OHMusings: Self-care as Self-less Love

    While giving love, cards and gifts, let’s consider including ourselves in the celebration—and not just for Valentine’s Day, but everyday. Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer “You yourself, as much as anybody ...