Monthly archive for December 2009

What Else Kid’s Want – A Get Acquainted Game

A Yoga Game:  What Do You Want Under the Tree? I’m extending Christmas just a little longer to play a game with you. Imagine if for Christmas we could ask for presents, but we could also ask for other things, things that are less tangible.  What if we could ask for a virtue or a quality from Santa?  What if we could wake up and find happiness, faith, or love under the tree?  What would kids ask for then?  What

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A Good Eve’s Sleep

A couple of years ago on Christmas eve, my ten year old nephew was wide awake at eleven pm and kept coming in and out of his room.  The adults kept sending him back because of all the last minute wrapping and preparations to do for Christmas.  Plus we knew if he didn’t get a good night’s sleep he’d just end up cranky and short tempered the next day. The next time he came out, I decided to go up

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Finding Meaning in Holiday Gifts

By Amy Brevan A Charlie Brown Christmas(TM) Lucy Van Pelt: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that. Charlie Brown: What is it you want? Lucy Van Pelt: Real estate. As someone with little patience for television ads, junk mail, online pop-ups

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Quest for Excellence – Yoga and Cerebral Palsy

Quest for Excellence – Seeking Answers from YOU Quest for Excellence is a new installment on Young Yoga Masters.  My teacher, Tulshi Sen, encourages students to ask questions when they have them because every question is a quest, and every quest has a question.  When we question, we become seekers. Now you can help others on a quest by sharing your knowledge and experience.  Here’s the first question: Archer Pose:  Sets the Mark for Excellence Dear Aruna, I have been

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Character Development: Kindness and Caring

( In my city, Toronto (Canada), school teachers have been given a monthly theme to teach in the classroom. The Toronto District School Board calls it Character Development. I went to the Yoga In My School specialist – Donna Freeman for some insight into the monthly themes. Thanks to Donna for this monthly series on Character Development.) December Character Development Theme:  Kindness and Caring Kindness and Caring the Foundation of Yogic Philosophy By Donna Freeman In our home we

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