3 Tips for Helping Tiny Yogis Learn to Breathe Well

Yoga for Breathing Breathing exercises for young children focus on building awareness rather than actually manipulating or regulating the breath to the degree adult yoga may teach. Here a few ideas and pointers to make yoga breathing safe, fun and calming for little yogi’s. Little Lungs: Remember that little folk have a much shorter lung […]

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3 Yogic States of America

Apple pie, baseball, yoga? The foundations and core values of Yoga are about as American as you can get. Let’s look at 3 states Yoga and the  roots of American ideology  have in common. 1. Unity- The commonly accepted translation of the word “yoga” (Sanskrit) is “union.” More precisely, but not exact, is that “yoga” […]

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Starting the Day with Awareness

The medical field has consistently identified self awareness as a hallmark of life long health. The growing social and emotional learning movement has also highlighted the benefits of developing awareness of states of being as a first step toward cultivating higher emotional intelligence. Try this simple exercise, either in the home or classroom, to boost self awareness […]

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Early Childhood Yoga Experiences: Jellyfish-Mountain Play

  This post is part of an on-going series sharing time-tested and true Early Childhood Yoga Experiences. Respected educational theorists, including Lev Vygotsky, Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner,  teach the importance of play in a child’s development. The same holds true in yoga education for early childhood. Imagine asking a group of 3-4 year olds […]

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