Monthly archive for December 2008

Sun Salutations – Music for the Sun Salutation

music for sun salutations

Here are some beautiful and uplifting music suggestions I have used for relaxation or background music in classes with the Sun Salutation. The Sun Shines on Everyone (It doesn’t make choices) on the Feeling Good Today Children’s Yoga Music CD by Snatam Kaur (listen to the song here) Sun Salutation – Dance for the Sun by Kira Willey (listen here) (I downloaded this Kira Willey’s CD from itunes and have listened to it outside of my yoga class – catchy

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Sun Salutations – Ways to Explain the Sun Salutation to Kids

ways to explain sun salutations to kids

Another thing my teacher, Tulshi Sen, reminded us: Even if a room is dark for one hundred years, it doesn’t take a hundred years to light it. A candle will fill it instantly. He also said, When we look up into the sky on a dark night we can see tons of stars. During the day, all those stars are still there. The sun is so powerful, we don’t see them. That is how powerful our Consciousness is and why

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Sun Salutation for Kids – Waking Up In the Dark

waking up in the dark

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night when it was completely dark? Did you grope around in the dark trying to find the light switch, arms flailing around for protection, inching along trying to find the light without bumping into anything? Afraid for your shins? Stubbing your toe? Running your hand all over the wall feeling for the switch, only to discover you are on the wrong wall? When you finally do find the switch and

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Sun Salutation for Kids – Saluting the Eternal Light Within Us

sun salutations saluting the eternal light within us

In previous posts we’ve looked at how to do the Sun Salutation with kids. In the next few post I want to talk about the meaning behind the Sun Salutation. Introducing these topics to kids can lead to an interesting discussion and you can find out what they think about it. Plus, looking at all levels of yoga, body, mind, and spirit, injects meaning into a ritual. The Sanskrit name for the Sun Salutation is actually Surya Namaskar. Surya means

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Sun Salutation – My Favorite for Kids Yoga

sun salutations for kids yoga

In Kids Yoga I like a very simple version of sun salutation. I teach it slowly and use one word descriptions, which is useful when we start to go faster. Here is what I call the poses, but I suggest you use the names that you are comfortable with. Refer to the video above to see the version I am talking about. Prayer Pose Sun Earth Lunge Plank Belly Cobra Down Dog Lunge Earth Sun Mountain Make it Simple to

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