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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Who do Kids Belong to?

Who do kids belong to?

Kids Meditating in one of my Kids Yoga Classes This picture really shows how much kids enjoy meditation. Over the years teaching kids I’ve seen how deeply kids can experience yoga and meditation. It slowly became a passion for me to hold the space for kids to experience their inner world. Playing with Divinity I started teaching kids yoga classes that were all play and games. Then began introducing the powerful concepts of yoga that I learned from my Teachers.

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A Priceless Treasure

a priceless treasure

To Get Kids Attention In the year 2003 I found a valuable treasure while teaching kids yoga. It was a few minutes before ten a.m. when I came into the daycare and the energy was high. The kids were sitting in their little chairs finishing snack, crumbs spread over floors and faces. Seeing me, the teachers gave the kids a 3 minute warning and started one of the many clean ups of the day. I had no idea I was

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Stroke of Genius: A Meditation

stroke of genius a meditation

  Don’t always have time to meditate? Life and family can require mediation! Why not try this simple meditation that lets you: – maximize your routine with your kids in the mornings and evenings – give your children the gift of meditation – build your child’s confidence and self esteem – enhance your relationship with your children A Good Hair Day! This simple meditation is done while brushing your child’s hair. For each stroke of the brush you make, say

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5 Sure-Fire Kids Yoga Exercises

Five Kids Favorites Simply put, there are some yoga poses that the kids ask for and some that they don’t. Surprisingly, a lot of the favorites are warm-up poses that get the circulation going after a long day of sitting at a desk. These are what I get the most requests for in yoga class: Washing Machine: This is a great Kundalini Yoga warm-up that kids love because it is active and fun! In easy pose put your hands on

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Sitting Under the Wish Fulfilling Tree

Ancient Secrets/Modern Terms With all the talk about The Secret, the Law of Attraction, Oprah’s book club and everything else, I’m reminded of an Ancient Story that my teacher told me that basically says the same thing. I tell it in my children’s yoga classes regularly. It’s the story of The Wish Fulfilling Tree which explains How to Guard the Self-Sabotaging Mind. In brief, the story tells of a poor farmer who sits under a tree for shade only to

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Oneness: Serious or Fun?

What is YOUR Inner Teacher Like? One of the reason’s I love teaching children yoga is to see the way kids understand the great notions we ponder in meditation, especially compared to adults.   For instance we’ll talk about the idea of Intuition – the inner teacher, the wisdom within. Both adults and children love this but when adults hear about it they get all profound and deep about connecting with their teacher inside, they take it really seriously.  

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