12 Dec2010December 12, 2010

P.E. with a twist: More schools offer yoga part 1

Written by Rebecca Jones Tom Barela, the physical education teacher at Denver’s Colfax Elementary School, grew up playing football and basketball in his gym student days. But on Monday, he was down on the floor alongside a class of kindergartners roaring like a baby dragon, then hissing like a cobra, then steadying himself like a...

11 Dec2010December 11, 2010

The Balloon Breath Relaxation Technique

by Mellisa Dormoy The balloon breathe is a deep breathing technique based on ancient yogic breathing (and correct breathing). The technique is simple to do and share with your children. It simply consists of a repetition of 3-5 deep breaths that fill up the tummy with air completely, like a big balloon.  Inhaling, take in a...

10 Dec2010December 10, 2010

Kids Yoga and Disney on Ice

What does Disney on Ice and Kids Yoga have in common? Last night my daughter Grace (now 5) and I,  as well as our extended family went to see Disney on Ice. It was our first time, and it was great for kids and adults. As I watched the show, I couldn’t help but notice...

04 Dec2010December 4, 2010

Yoga Recess- Obesity in Kids

Yoga-Recess mind body fitness programming and health education in Pre-schools, Day care centers, elementary schools, high schools, youth organizations, after-school programs, community centers Fighting Obesity and Chronic Illnesses The proliferation of chronic illnesses among our youth has sounded an alarm throughout the health community. The staggering statistics below provide a snapshot of some of the...

30 Nov2010November 30, 2010

Significance of Yoga For Kids

Yoga is very significant for healthy growth and development of kids. It ensures dynamic growth in all aspects of child development including physical, mental, moral, social, and spiritual. Yoga is considered to be a scientific way of attaining spiritual liberalization. Through this means kids find it easier to link their minds with their hearts and...

29 Nov2010November 29, 2010

Teaching Kids Yoga- Cyber Monday 50% Off OFFER

Special Cyber Monday Offer- Read the article below and email me as to why you would like to teach yoga to kids and receive “The Secret to Teaching Kids Yoga in 3 Easy Steps” 50% off the regular price! By Julie Ann Martin Wouldn’t the world be an awesome place if everyone did yoga? Ok,...

27 Nov2010November 27, 2010

Michael Franti- Power to the Peaceful Yoga

So excited to see Michael twice today for the Harvest Ball Family Show with my daughter Grace and again tonight for the adult show…  Check him out… he is featured with the song below on the Yoga Revolution CD series, created by Music producer Frank Fitzpatrick,“The first CD in the Yoga Revolution series features an...

25 Nov2010November 25, 2010

Teaching gratitude to children

By Teresa Power Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the good things in our lives. Gratitude and yoga go hand in hand, and practicing simple yoga poses is one way to teach kids thankfulness. Take, for instance, Easy Pose: “I like to relax in Easy Pose, taking deep breaths in and out through...