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    Yoga and Your Sensory Child: Poses to Improve Proprioception and the Vestibular System

    When I first started taking note of my daughter’s sensory issues, I recognized the usual sensitivities that are related to the five main senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. But once I started doing more research on the topic, I discovered there’s many more senses than just those five and they can be greatly affected in a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. Proprioception is the sense of where your body is in space and this information is transferred through muscles, joints and bones. Children that have difficulty in this area will often have some of the following symptoms: need tight hugs to calm down, or the opposite and…

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    Not So Super Moods: How to Turn a Bad Day Around

    The Autumnal equinox was last week and with the 5th supermoon of the year happening tonight and coinciding with a lunar eclipse, emotions are flowing in our house this week (see previous posts here and here).  There were multiple tantrums at the playground Friday from my youngest, attitude and grumpiness from the oldest and migraines and interrupted sleep from me. For us, negative energy just feeds and grows so we try to nip it in the bud early on.  Here are some of our favorite ways of breaking the bad mojo. Get outside and Get Back to Nature – This weekend we took in some fall colors close to home.  They got…