12 Jan2011January 12, 2011

The Single Mom Yoga Project

In the February issue of Marie Claire, Michelle Williams testifies to the healing power of yoga. She tells the mag that the practice helped her cope with the 2008 death of ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger and become a better mother to their daughter Matilda: “Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made me a better...

11 Jan2011January 11, 2011

Yoga Helps Kids Unwind and Get a Good Nights Sleep

Bedtime is often one of the most stressful times of the day for families. Kids are bouncing off the walls on their second wind, parents are exhausted, and the clock says it’s past time to be asleep. Yoga can help bring a sense of calm, induce the relaxation response, and ensure a good night sleep...

10 Jan2011January 10, 2011

Making it Personal – Helping Kids Understand the Power of Yoga is Key to Commitment

Helping children to understand why they are learning yoga is critical to gaining their buy-in and long-term commitment to the practice.  Yes, it is fun.  But, it’s also very beneficial for over all health and well-being. Knowing a little bit about your students will help you provide the appropriate answer to the question, “Why should...

09 Jan2011January 9, 2011

An A+ for School Yoga for Kids

By now, most of us in the green-minded community (and beyond!) are well-versed in the mental and physical health benefits of yoga: A regular practice increases flexibility, strength, posture, and even lung capacity (thanks to the emphasis on deep breathing), and decreases feelings of stress, irritability, anxiety, and depression. When done mindfully and with the...

07 Jan2011January 7, 2011

Busy Moms Stay In Shape With Yoga!

There are a lot of people who are crazy about yoga. The reason why most people do yoga is that it makes them feel better and in shape. The different poses and postures make their body healthy. Yoga for most is the best way to relax and unwind. If you want to keep your body...

06 Jan2011January 6, 2011

Kids Yoga- Meditation

Teaching basic meditating and focus to the child. Asking the child to lie down or be seated & keep his/her eyes shut. Inviting the child to envisage a tranquil beautiful setting he/she remembers or invents. Encouraging the kid to remember smell, sight, sound, taste and sensation he/she experienced. Subsequent to 1-2 minutes, going about the...

05 Jan2011January 5, 2011

Kids Yoga Games – Unleashing Creativity Through Play

Traditionally done children’s games could be adapted to innovative kids yoga with the main objective being keeping it uncomplicated, fun-filled and upbeat. Avoid frequently adjusting or rectifying kids in poses. Here are some fascinating yoga games that children would enjoy playing. Peace Peace Love Adapting this to a yoga game ‘dog-dog-cat’ for keeping children in...

04 Jan2011January 4, 2011

Cold outside? Indoor Activities for Kids- Yoga!

He’s trained NFL stars and top Hollywood celebrities, but at today’s Child photo shoot, Boston-based yoga guru Baron Baptiste faces a different type of tough customer: rows of 4- to 8-year-olds from local public schools, all ready to twist themselves into poses with names like Warrior and Downward Dog. And this is no group of...

03 Jan2011January 3, 2011

Yoga Prepares Mothers for Today and Tomorrow

Pregnancy and motherhood are journeys we sign onto for a lifetime.  Think of the last journey you planned.  How did you prepare?  Did you read a book about your destination?  Did you contemplate what to pack?  Maybe, if the journey was physical you started training. Imagine preparing for this journey being surrounded by a group...