19 Oct2011October 19, 2011
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Support for Kids Yoga in Schools ~ Part 2

Scientists and doctors agree, that feeling good is the key to intelligence, creativity, and motivation.  In fact, high levels of dopamine, the “feel-good” chemical in your brain is largely associated with learning and memory. Recent brain imaging tests show that dopamine is essential to real learning.  Real learning meaning that the information being taught “sticks”...

17 Oct2011October 17, 2011
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Support for Kids Yoga in Schools Part 1

When you think of education, what are your first thoughts?  English, math, pens and pencils, a chalkboard with a well dressed teacher, lecturing information for you to quickly jot down or cram into your head before the next big test.  What about movement?  As a child, can you remember learning to ride your first bike,...

11 Oct2011October 11, 2011
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In Schools, Kids Yoga Without the Spiritual

TO “om” or not to “om”: For those who teach yoga in schools, that is a question that arises with regularity. BEND Kate Johnson teaching a class at New Design High School. The little syllable, often intoned by yoga students at the beginning and end of class, signifies different things to different people. But with...