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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our Hearts and Prayers are with you, Sandy Hook and America

We can only imagine the heart-break and grief that has struck the parents, teachers and children who were in the building that scary Friday.  As parents and teachers, we are sick to our stomachs as we cry out in shock, fear, and anger. We scream out, “No” and utter, “Why?”  The dictionary defines cry as “to utter inarticulate sounds, especially of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears.” We cry with you in your grief, we cry for our own fears, we cry for the safety of all children in our nation to go to school in peace. We hang on to hope in the midst of darkness and believe that the Lord hears our cries and weeps with us. “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4.

If you are looking for ways to calm your children and ease your fears, read the article "Practicing Peace Breath to Help Children Cope with Tragic News and Ease Emotional Distress," written by Lisa Flynn, founder of ChildLight Yoga.

Peace, Health, and Hope in HIM-
Kids’ Holy Yoga

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing Peace Breath, Rachel. As a Christian, I would suggest praying as that is my language, but as it isn't for many, Peace Breath offers a completely secular opportunity to sending compassion to those affected by the tragedy and to the world. At the same time, Peace Breath can provide our children and ourselves an way to feel a little less helpless, while helping our bodies to self-regulate and productively process a lot of emotions. Thanks again! Kudos to you and your continued wonderful work.
    All my best,
    Lisa Flynn, Yoga 4 Classrooms and ChildLight Yoga