(VIDEO) Relieving teenage stress with yoga and meditation

For some teens, the traditional final relaxation pose, savasana, is very challenging at first. Savasana can also be a vulnerable pose for beginner teen yogis. This variation on rest pose offers teens a comfortable, safe, friendly experience of deep relaxation. The biggest muscle groups around the shoulders and hips receive special encouragement to release. I […]

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Mindful Classroom Management: Reward Systems

  After many minutes of austere practice, the dedicated yogi will receive various nominal rewards such as stickers, stamps and other sundries procured through the Oriental Trading Co. ~Patanjali Sutra 17.5 Okay, I’m playing. Patanjali didn’t really say that! While little rewards such as stickers and stamps don’t usually have a place in the traditional […]

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An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (VIDEO)

  Children who feel safe and secure emotionally perform better academically than those who don’t. There is plenty of scientific data to back that up.  It’s becoming very clear through current research that real education reform requires a holistic approach. We must first address the emotional health of the individual student before academic goals can […]

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Dr. Gabor Maté on ADHD, Bullying and the Destruction of American Childhood

  Amy Goodman interviews physician and author, Gabor Maté about impulse control, new diagnoses, and the cause of it all.  Dr. Maté asserts that “developmental conditions for healthy childhood psychological and brain development are less and less available, so that the issue of ADD is only a small part of the general issue that children are no […]

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Yoga in my school interviews Abby Wills about peace, yoga, and youth

    If you’re not already familiar with Donna Freeman and Yoga In My School, we encourage you to learn about this great organization and enthusiastic advocate of the youth yoga movement.  On her website, Donna hosts yoga related giveaways, product reviews, and blog talk radio interviews with leaders in the yoga world ranging from […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. I have a dream speech (VIDEO)

    August 28, 1963 Washington DC I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree […]

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