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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