13 Nov2010November 13, 2010
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How to Get Your Kids to Love Yoga

By Jaimal Yogis All yogi parents would love to see their children reap the benefits of yoga, but the surest way to get kids to run the other way is to force it on them, says Judith Hanson Lasater, an East-West psychologist and a yoga teacher. Realizing that children will rebel when forced into situations,...

12 Nov2010November 12, 2010
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So Many Benefits to Kids Yoga

Yoga is a form of exercise, meditation, and breathing practices with Indian roots designed to bring unity to the mind, body, and spirit. Adults have vouched for yoga for years, saying it makes them feel better physically, enhances their ability to concentrate, and brings tranquility to their lives. Now parents and yoga instructors are looking...

11 Nov2010November 11, 2010
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Tips to Make Yoga Easy and Fun for Kids with Disabilities

Talk to anyone who loves yoga and you will probably hear them say, “I practice yoga.” Even the greatest yoga masters think of themselves as yoga students. There is no such thing as the perfect yoga pose. In yoga, we understand that everyone has a beautiful body and that we all move in different ways....

10 Nov2010November 10, 2010
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A Yoga Mom’s Grace-filled adventures… Part 2

A few weeks back my daughter Grace kept me on track with living a yogic lifestyle by motivating me to take her to “Trunk or Treat” at Mile Hi Church (a family friendly safe experience). I hadn’t planned it, as I have been in a funk lately (mostly due to the ongoing up and down...

09 Nov2010November 9, 2010
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Yoga for Kids – Take the Practice Home – Part 3 of 3

By Marsha Wenig If you’re planning to teach yoga to kids, there are a few general things to know that will enhance your experience. The greatest challenge with children is to hold their attention long enough to teach them the benefits of yoga: stillness, balance, flexibility, focus, peace, grace, connection, health, and well-being. Luckily, most...

08 Nov2010November 8, 2010
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Yoga for Kids- A Childs Way – Part 2 of 3

By Marsha Wenig Yoga with children offers many possibilities to exchange wisdom, share good times, and lay the foundation for a lifelong practice that will continue to deepen. All that’s needed is a little flexibility on the adult’s part because, as I quickly found out when I first started teaching the practice to preschoolers, yoga...

07 Nov2010November 7, 2010
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Yoga for Kids Part 1 of 3

By Marsha Wenig When presented in a child’s language, yoga can help counter the stress experienced by young people living in a hurry-up world. Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our...

06 Nov2010November 6, 2010
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Calm Kids Yoga

By Diane Anderson and Kaitlin Quistgaard Of course you want to share your love of yoga with the little ones in your life. After all, yoga improves flexibility, strength, and body awareness—and even calms kids down. Luckily, it’s easy to find books and DVDs to help parents inspire a budding yogi. Here are a few...

05 Nov2010November 5, 2010
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Asana Built for Two

Want to make yoga a family affair? Here’s a sequence to get you started. By Andrea Ferretti, sequence by Kate Roades There’s never a dull—or quiet—moment in Kate Roades’s yoga classes for kids. “Oh, it’s never silent,” she says, adding that chatting, laughter, and audible groans are the norm. Just recently a little student quipped...

30 Oct2010October 30, 2010
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Fun with Halloween Kids Yoga Poses

Young children love Halloween. They get to dress up as their favorite character, stay up late and go door to door collecting candy. Adding Halloween Yoga to the mix helps to make this holiday healthier and is an ideal activity for any Halloween Party. Pumpkin: pumpkin breathing – inhale and make your chest nice and...