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Yoga for Kids: Calming down the evening witching hour

Posted April 8, 2014

Like lots of us out there, Rachel Manetti is well aware of the evening witching hour.

It comes up around 5 p.m. as dinner prep and nighttime rituals begin. The kids are hungry and everybody is exhausted. 

"Things start to go haywire in the house and everyone tries to stay calm and it just doesn't happen," she said of those difficult early evenings.

But instead of shouting, Manetti, a mom of a three-year-old and a one-year-old, takes some deep breaths instead. Manetti is an instructor at StudioVIBE in Cary.

Along with her three-year-old son John, she takes us through her evening breathing ritual and another exercise that helps calm them all down.

Watch the video to see how she does it. Check the More on This section for past posts from StudioVIBE, which offers classes for all ages, camps, birthday parties and more. Come back next Wednesday for a final Yoga for Kids post.


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  • ncprr1 Apr 9, 2014

    Deep breath, shot of vodka, deep breath, Valium....repeat as necessary.

    Just look at the picture on the bottom with the poor kid trying to wake up mommy. Works like a charm.

  • rl53779 Apr 8, 2014