Why you need a Safe Place in Parenting

Why you need a Safe Place in Parenting
Let's talk about why I have to establish safety everywhere I go.  

As a child of an alcoholic, life was uncertain, even a bit chaotic.  Then, you throw in 5 kids and a mom that was just keeping her head above water and it's a recipe for childhood trauma.

I didn't know what to expect from my parent's behaviors and I didn't feel safe at times.  That feeling carried into adulthood.  I can be hyper vigilant at times and take a long time to trust people.  As a child, I looked like a deer in the headlights trying to take it all in and I was labeled as very shy.

When I left for college, I knew I needed strategies to be able to accomplish my dreams and stay self regulated. I found my yoga practice and on my mat, I felt a sense of safety.  I was excited to be able to bring my mat with me, carrying this feeling of certainty wherever I traveled.

Now, as a mom, I don't always have the option to roll out my mat.  I've developed this feeling of safety within.  It has taken years and years of practice and you know what, I'm still not perfect.

When I do feel threatened by my children's behavior and I forget to go inward to find my safety, I then have to send myself some loving kindness.  After all, we are all a work in progress, right?

Watch this week's video here.

Develop your capacity to create safety in your parenting in the FB community Reactive to Relaxed: Self Care without the Mom Guilt

Can you really listen with your HEART?

Can you really listen with your HEART?
Happy Worm Moon!

March 13th was the New Moon and a time to set intentions and welcome new beginnings.  

Watch this video for an awareness practice and some of my intentions moving forward!!  Some big announcements in the video!!

One of the announcements is that I'm working on a workshop for Compassionate Listening.  
Here's a 6 minute video with a demo on what to expect in the workshops!

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3 ways our kids can use the POWER of the BREATH

3 ways our kids can use the POWER of the BREATH
Coming to the breath is a wonderful way for us to calm the nervous system and pop us back into the present moment.  Use one of these for breath awareness, calming the nervous system, or energizing to stimulate the brain.

For Breath Awareness: Blow through a Straw

For Calm: Heart Breath

For Energy: Joy Breath

Family Yoga Club is available now!

Need to update your fall wardrobe? Why not have an online party?!

Need to update your fall wardrobe?  Why not have an online party?!
I'm excited for fall.  I really love the crisp air and warm colors.  
Check out these new fall additions to Zyia Active!

Can I host an online party for you and your friends?  
It's super easy and fun!  The host rewards are so great too.

Email hello@tanyamilano.com with the subject line "Zyia Party" and we'll discuss dates!!

Not ready for a party, but want to shop around?  
Then join my VIP facebook group today!

Here's my shopping link!  Just buy something.  I know not everyone is social these days!

Something we do everyday can help us during times of overwhelm!

Something we do everyday can help us during times of overwhelm!

When was the last time you stopped to think about your breathing?  We take it for granted everyday.  What if I told you that if you just took 5-10 minutes everyday to focus on your breathing, your overwhelm would drastically change?  Give it a try!  

Choose a video from my YouTube channels Blue Sky Kids Yoga or Tanya Milano Snell.  Do the same one everyday or mix it up!

For me, a breathing (pranayama) session is often the best choice when I need an almost-immediate result. Whether I need to calm my nervous system or a quick boost of energy, there's a breathing pattern that will help, and usually just a few rounds does the trick. Long term, the practice can help with all sorts of things, including anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, improved focus, and, of course increased self-awareness.

Read more about Reducing Anxiety and Stress with the Breath here

Do you need more than 5-10 minutes per day?

I have a FREE 7 Day Yoga Challenge: https://tanyamilano.com/landing/7-day-yoga-challenge 

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