25 Nov2010November 25, 2010
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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...

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...

25 Oct2010October 25, 2010
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A Yoga Mom’s Grace-filled adventures…

As a Yoga mom of a four, almost five, year old Grace, I get to practice more of my yoga off the mat than on these days… Getting into a handstand is easy when I compare it to raising my daughter Grace. She challenges me to be patient, she gives me many opportunities to practice...

27 Sep2010September 27, 2010
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Children and Yoga: Why Yoga Matters For 21st Century Children

by Marsha Therese Danzig, MEd In a recent article in Newsweek, it was reported that American children are in a creativity crisis. What does that mean? Children that are given less opportunity or support to role play, express emotions through play, problem solve, create imaginary worlds, make up play friends, and think outside the box...

19 Sep2010September 19, 2010
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Teach Your Children Well

Leah Kalish is championing yoga for public schools. By J.P. Andrews Is yoga part of your kids’ curriculum? Leah Kalish hopes it will be. She’s on a mission to bring yoga to today’s increasingly stressed schoolchildren. As the director of Yoga Ed., which started in Los Angeles in 2002, Kalish believes yoga can teach physical...

11 Sep2010September 11, 2010
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Top 10 Tips For Teaching Kids Yoga

By Donna K Freeman Kids yoga has become increasingly popular as of late. However, many yoga instructors find themselves at a loss when faced with their first yoga class for kids. The instructors know the poses, how to develop flow sequences, various pranayama exercises, and how to perform adjustments. However, they now have a group...