There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before crossing the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day.
For too many parents, safety in and around water is not on the list; and that’s something we need to change.
- 1/2 cup poi
- 2 tablespoons cold water (optional)
- 2 teaspoons honey (or other natural sweetener, ex: agave)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or yogurt of choice
1. Mix poi and water. Add honey or agave. Blend well.
2. Pour 1/2 poi mixture into the bottom of serving container (ex. mason jar, bowl)
3. Layer with 1/2 of coconut milk, granola and fruit of choice.
4. Repeat - poi, coconut milk, granola and fruit of choice.
Makes 1 serving.
Want to learn the Hawaiian story behind poi? Read in the file below!
In Keiki and Me Yoga, moms and dads interact with their little ones while doing yoga for both parent and baby. This includes learning and singing yoga songs for babies, practicing different yoga breathing techniques and doing yoga poses!
Participants will need to bring a yoga mat and water bottle, and feel free to bring toys for the kids too in case they need a break from doing yoga.
Register at the Kaimuki YMCA Welcome Center or for more information,
call (808) 737-5544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Namaste!
In the past three months, YMCA Kaimuki Yoga workshops have focused on the many ways a yoga practice can help balance our minds, bodies and beings as well as offer various adaptations of poses for pain-free range of motion, help us manage pain and perhaps even become more pain tolerant.
In fact, research indicates that incorporating a regular meditation practice using Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) as well as mindful breathing practices can change the part of our brain that responds to pain by making it more pain tolerant. Movement also can be done in ways that allow us more pain free moments during our day while maintaining body integrity and internal strength. Much of what yoga teaches from the start emphasizes connecting with ourselves at many levels so that we stay in touch with our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. With this type of connection, we discover and honor our personal boundaries, we can move in healthy and integral ways and we learn to listen to our bodies. From the start, we connect simply by taking the time to breathe with more intention and awareness.
Sharing our live recording of our Yoga for Pain Management seminar with Yoga Therapist, Lindsey Sutton.
The first part (LECTURE) is informational about yoga and its multi-dimensional approach to pain. The second part (MEDITATION) is a short centering and breathing practice that you can try as part of your routine.
Please pardon the quality of the videos as the live recording depends on internet quality. We hope they're helpful to you!
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Learn how to do Dancer Pose safely and how it benefits you in this video by our Yoga Therapist, Lindsey Sutton.
is behind the parking lot!
Our Club Mid kids are working on a small garden at the back of the basketball court? Hoping to make it fruitful with Hawaiian goodies! They are led by Kai Uyehara.
"I personally love plants and thought it would be good for the kids to experience the same feeling I have when I work with plants and just disconnecting for a bit. I don't guarantee everyone is gonna enjoy it but I share that whenever I work or do anything in nature that there is a visceral feeling I feel that is very therapeutic and I hope everyone can experience it."
See the AFTER picture as well as pictures of our youth working on the garden by clicking "Read More"
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