Fantastic 15 Minute Bedtime Routine for Children or Adults

  Let’s face it, no matter what your age, there are times when it’s hard to fall asleep. Anxiety can cause disruption to our sleep patterns, like worry about the first day of school for instance. For students, parents, or teachers having an effective bedtime routine can  can make the difference between a bright and chipper morning or feeling like cranky old so-and-so.  So what do the yogis recommend for a serene slumber? First of all, it is always helpful

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What is Meditation? How to Explain it to Kids?

Why Meditation with Children? Do you meditate?  If you have a regular practice of meditation or if you have tried it a few times you may know how good you feel afterwards. Or you may find it excruciating!  You may find every second feels like five, and you want to open your eyes and check the clock or make sure the teacher hasn’t fallen asleep. Well the same is true for teaching children about meditation, some kids love it and

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What Kids Silently Worry About

I found this drawing by a student who was probably about eight when she drew it. She’s well into high school by now. It’s a picture of her “Worry Tree.” During relaxation we imagined a big tree where we put all our worries before we enter into our relaxation garden. She’s got a long list of worries. It may surprise you to see the kind of things that worry this kid.

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Out Of The Workshop And On To The Mat

Today’s guest post is from Genera O’Reilly who attended my Kids Yoga Teacher Training last February 2011. Genera’s been teaching adult yoga for years, but found she’s “a novice in the world of teaching yoga to children.” Find out what happens after the training, when she takes kids yoga out of the workshop and on to the mat. That’s her beautiful daughter Soleil in the pictures.

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Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child Let’s also remember that after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as “nation builders.” Here in America, it’s time we treated the people who educate our children with the same level of respect. We want to reward good teachers and stop making excuses for bad ones. And over the next ten

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Kids Meditation – 7 Year Old Yoga Sensation on Fox News

The Kundalini Kid! Check out this News Story from Fox News:   Seven Year Old Sensation The seven year old boy in this news story has grown up around yoga.  Obviously he’s watched many a yoga class over the years from his birth to “almost eight years old.”   But the story also reveals what yoga has done for him.  First, he’s creative enough to make up his own celestial communication meditation.  Second, he accepted the invitation to lead the

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Mother, Are We Poor?

Kids know joy is the true wealth. I wrote this post about success earlier this week, and then this story appeared in my in-box in a newsletter from Touchstone Seminars. It’s a very short story from Tulshi Sen about understanding success: There was a poor boy who went to his mother. She was a widow. He said, “Mother are we poor?” His mother said to him, “No son, we are very rich and someday we will have money.” That is

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Did the Hare Bully the Tortoise?

Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology Of Aesop’s Fables (click on this link to look inside the book) Last week in my kids yoga class, I read the story Steady and Slow from this book of Aesop’s Fables. The story has been told many ways, but a few things remain consistent no matter where you hear it: The hare is chock full of confidence to the point of bragging all the time and annoying not only the tortoise, for being slow, but

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