Friday, July 25, 2014

How Yoga Can Help Your Kids

Others see yoga as a religious activity because of its Hinduism orientation but for others, they yoga as a medium for relaxation and more. Normally, we see adults doing the yoga stances but the benefits of yoga apply not only to adults but also to young ones. 

While most kids just want to other physical activities like sports, kids who are a little shy can be motivated to do yoga as yoga is non - demanding. In fact, my yoga  instructor, Ms. Helen Prieto of Marichi Yoga House, consistently tells her students to do the stances in a way that is most comfortable. And, this applies to adjusting the stances when necessary.
Yoga in School

Yoga helps kids have better flexibility as new muscles are put to use. These would help too make them stronger and acquire better balance and coordination to do other school - home activities. 

Yoga promotes better focus and concentration which is basically important for kids as they do their school works and  as they do their social functions. 

Yoga boosts confidence as they learn and master stances. This would be very beneficial when they relate with elders and with the society in general. Poor self - esteem is normally the cause why some kids are withdrawn. As kids become more flexible and benefit from the yoga exercise along with the breathing techniques, they can somehow address their weight problems and help them do better in other physical activities. 

Yoga trains adults and even young ones to find peace in stances and that requires paying attention to our body and to clear our thought from all our worries. When this exercise becomes a habit, kids and adults acquire better insights about other people, their work, their school and life in general. 

While yoga is no - cure for all kid's needs, as a parent, yoga can help.  



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Parents: Promote Values Among Your Kids

Experts say that the young ones imitate the behavior of their teachers and parents, and so, we are strongly advised to be role models.  This means that we have to live the preaching that we made.

So, whenever possible, teach your kids about good values to include but not limited to helping others. And, we have to be strongly consistent when we try to impart positive characters.

my own kid as he distributes school supplies to T'boli students of Maasim

Since I hope to have a healthy family, I embark on triathlon and marathons. These sports fill my regular time but these have helped me to be more motivated, to train harder, to accept defeat wholeheartedly and to have a healthy diet and good sleep at all times. Somehow, having my husband as training partner had motivated our son to be inclined to sports too instead of his regular playtime with PSP, tablets or computers.

More than this, we teach him to appreciate the blessings he has and to bring him to remote areas for community outreach makes him see that other kids can be in deep dire need. The teachings that we make become more solid and internalize if kids can actually relate this to reality.

So, support causes that help society from local and online groups like, gather your old stuffs or invite your friends and family to put up community outreach and encourage your kids to help you. With these, values are  sure to be acquired and realized.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Be Healthy: Run the SunCity Suites Night Run Series

General  Santos City has become a fun run capital in the south. Well, thanks to the efforts and initiatives of former PNP City Director Ciedrick Train. Now, private enterprises and city locals  have embraced running as medium to physical fitness and healthy lifestyle.

So, now on its 4th year, renowned SunCity Suites has the fitness alive and rolling. So, come July 19, 2014,  join the night run of 3km, 5km or 10km. Run with your friends and / or family and celebrate good life as we all reach to the finish line.  Your registration would mean helping a good  cause through the GSC Tuna Capital Foundation, Inc.

Register for as low as Php 250.00 for 3km and Php 300,00 for 5km or 10km and get a finisher’s singlet, race bib and finisher’s certificate. Jazz up your singlet and win fabulous prizes too! When you register as a group of 10, enjoy a 10% discount.

You may register at SunCity Suites Front Desk, Bench Robinsons Place, Mitchy’s Car Accessories, KCC Mall of Gensan.  Start of the race shall be at KCC Mall of Gensan and finish line shall be at SunCity Suites. For more details, check them on Facebook.

Registration runs until July 15.  Two more weeks to go, so, grab those running shoes, train a little but have fun more!