Abby Wills, Author at Shanti Generation - Page 6 of 19

Teen Visualization: Helpful Guidelines for Safe, Effective Practice

Approached skillfully, visualization practices can cultivate resilience in youth. A teens’ ability to see a healthy, successful future has been cited as a protective factor against risk. Teen visualization practices need to be augmented to fit their developmental needs. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to ensure a safe, effective experience. 1. […]

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Teen Yoga is Risky Business

In his book, Too Safe for Their Own Good, Michael Ungar talks about the risk of a risk-free, overprotected life for youth. Ungar offers insights into the “risk-taker’s advantage,” the benefits that come from experiencing manageable amounts of danger. Does it seem counterintuitive to encourage teens to take risks as a method for helping them […]

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Fall Season Contemplation for Teens: What Am I Ready to Change?

Fall approaches with a fresh zing of new spacious energy. The change of season is an open invitation to utilize yoga and mindfulness practices to help guide teenagers in the process of “letting go.” This contemplative exercise combines mindfulness, relaxation, visualization, breathing, posture and expression to create an opportunity for teens to see and experience […]

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Partner Yoga for Teens: Is it Inappropriate?

  The question always stops me in my tracks: “Is it really okay for teens to be touching each other in yoga? Isn’t that against the rules?” And what shocks me even more is the people who ask. It’s not just my cab driver in Asheville, NC who politely inquired about my line of work. […]

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Eat Like a Rainbow

The top-of-my-list, most important thing I do everyday is to procure and prepare healthy, whole food based meals for my family. Particularly for my growing son, I know that the food I offer him can fuel a healthy life on all levels; physically, emotionally, even socially. I lovingly and willfully spend lots of time researching […]

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