Lauren Rubenstein Author

About Lauren Rubenstein, PsyD, RCYT

Lauren Rubenstein, JD, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, MD. She also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and adolescents, including kids in Haiti living in extreme poverty. Her humanitarian work in Haiti has been featured in the Huffington Post. Dr. Rubenstein donates proceeds from Visiting Feelings to the Go Give Yoga Foundation.
Mom laying face-up on a yoga mat while holding a baby and smiling

Introducing Yoga to Children

Children live in their bodies, and since yoga is a form of mindfulness practice that focuses on the body, it is a natural fit for parents and professionals who are teaching children to become more mindful. But contrary to common media portrayals, yoga is not about being able to achieve awe-inspiring, acrobatic pretzel poses. In fact, there is a saying that yoga is not about being able to touch your toes; it is about what you learn on the way down.

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Introducing Yoga to Children 2018-04-18T12:22:28-04:00
Mother and daughter unroll a yoga mat

An Introduction to Parent-Child Yoga

When the pace of family life speeds up and everyone is pulled in different directions, a partner yoga break with your child is an easy way to connect and practice mindfulness. Partner yoga is a wonderful way to be fully present together—a tune-in versus a tune-out. Even if you have never practiced yoga, there are plenty of poses that are easily accessible as well as fun.

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An Introduction to Parent-Child Yoga 2018-04-18T12:25:05-04:00