09 Jul2012July 9, 2012
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How Does Yoga Foster Cooperative Learning in Schools?

As a substitute teacher in Hawaii, one of the main aims of focus in our schools is about transforming the traditional methods of competitive learning into more cooperative styles.  It’s very exciting to me, that administrators and even departmental leaders are seeing that the traditional method is no longer working with our kids.  They now...

02 Jul2012July 2, 2012
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Happy Independence day! 4th of July Kids Yoga Sequence shared again

Last year around the Fourth of July, I found a great blog post by Alicia Watins with additions from Yogainmyschool.com Here is a bit, then click below to see the original post… Fun Children’s Yoga Poses for 4th of July Star: start as a baby star and grow big, reaching arms and legs wide. Twinkle...

28 May2012May 28, 2012
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Kids Yoga Guide shares Peace, Love & Happiness this Memorial Day!

Kids Yoga Guide Peace, Love & Happiness this Memorial Day On this Memorial Day our suggestion is to draw our awareness to the aspect of peace, rather than focusing on any negative effects of war. Let us share with our children the hope that there will be no need for war in our future. By...

12 Apr2012April 12, 2012
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Let’s Move with Kids’ Holy Yoga!

Let’s Move! invites faith-based, community, and other organizations to create inspiring videos about their efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Here is one organization in the video challenge, read more about the challenge below.   The Let’s Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge invites faith-based, community, and other non-profit organizations working with...

09 Apr2012April 9, 2012
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Kids Meditation and Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is ones ability to take responsibility for their emotions, channeling that energy into positive choices. Simply put, self-regulation is the psychological science term for self-control. The ability to self-regulate is a core strength, essential for healthy emotional development. As infants and young children we depend on others to regulate our needs, such as eating,...

03 Apr2012April 3, 2012
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Colorado’s elementary schools strive to give kids more exercise

Yoga, themed recess and brain breaks have found their place at elementary schools across Colorado as educators find more ways to get kids moving — and to comply with new laws.  “We have been finding some schools really made an effort,” said Karen Ryan, policy director for Live Well Colorado, a nonprofit focusing on decreasing...

30 Mar2012March 30, 2012
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8 Creative Ways to Share Yoga with Children

By Alexandra Moga As a kid’s yoga teacher, I get the chance to explore artistic, creative ways of sharing the practice and its benefits everyday. What’s more, working with the supportive and inspired team at Bent on Learning, NYC’s largest non-profit bringing yoga and meditation to public schools, has helped me develop way to share...

28 Mar2012March 28, 2012
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Kids Yoga in the classroom

The elements of stress relief are catching on for even the youngest kids — many of whom face intensifying obligations in daily life Their yoga practice will intensify to help the children deal with No Child Left Behind testing in March. “There’s a lot of high-stakes testing for No Child Left Behind,” said Deborah Collins,...

26 Mar2012March 26, 2012
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Spiritual Food: Clean Healthy Eating for Yogi Kids

Spiritual Food: Clean Healthy Eating for Yogi Kids Nutrition plays a large role in how we feel. Especially for growing children, it’s important to pay attention to how food affects their wellbeing. If you ever visit a healing retreat you’ll find that there are strict dietary guidelines before the ceremony and other activities, as they...

21 Mar2012March 21, 2012
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Neuroscientist touts benefits of meditation for Kids

Neuroscientist touts benefits of meditation for kids Richard Davidson  co-authored book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain Simple meditation techniques, backed up with modern scientific knowledge of the brain, are helping kids hard-wire themselves to be able to better pay attention and become kinder, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson. Davidson — who will speak at the...