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Yoga Solves Biggest Health Issues

Statistics from the National Poll on children’s health showed that the biggest health issues children face (according to parents) are: Not enough exercise Obesity Smoking Drug abuse Bullying Introducing children to yoga practice will help them steer clear of the biggest health concerns parents have. In this day and age, not exercising can be an […]

Themed Yoga

It can be hard to get children to practice yoga. Especially with so many distractions (such as video games) But by introducing different themes into their yoga practice it adds creativity to their practice. Some suggestions of themes that may interest children are as follows: Exploring every part of the yoga mat with different positions […]

Words to Live By

Children have the ability to absorb information and lessons through the use of rhymes and songs. Instead of simply telling children “no”, why not give them proverbs to live by to help them understand their actions better. “Actions speak louder than words”, “sharing is caring”, or “treat others the way you want to be treated” […]

Post-Yoga Munchies

Post exercise nutrition is just as important as what you eat before a workout. This keeps your metabolism in high gear and helps maintain the progress achieved from working out. When exercising, we are actually depleting energy from our bodies in the form of glycogen that is stored in muscles. Our brains need glycogen for […]

What Does Yoga Teach Children?

Yoga at a young age has the ability to teach children many, many different things. Children are very receptive of information. Their brains are like sponges and with yoga to teach them positive messages at early ages, development can only improve.  Along with many other lessons, yoga can teach children to: Be open to as […]

Teen Yoga

During the teenage years lots of changes are happening to the body. During puberty and other types of development there may be many imbalances in the body. There is no better way to help than with some yoga practice. According to yoga philosophy, a healthy spine leads to a balance throughout the body and can […]

This Summer, Get Fit Together!

We all know that exercise benefits all of us, including children. Yoga and exercise  improves our physical and mental health and keeps us focused. Instead of dropping kids off at summer camp why not try something new and get the whole family into yoga! Not only will it help families bond, but exercising in groups […]

The Tech Age and its Influence on Children

Technology is a blessing and a curse. It makes our lives easier, helps us stay connected to loved ones, and offers a great escape from unwanted confrontation on public transportation. However, the latest generation is the first to grow up with technology present in virtually every part of their lives, starting with baby-proof iPads and […]

Forming Habits

Hello, everyone! As you know from previous posts I don’t have children, but I think my perspective as a young adult looking back on my childhood really helps to illuminate what works and what doesn’t when it comes to parenting. I’m sure some of you can do the same. Today I want to talk about […]

Reinforcing Healthy Behavior

Namaste, readers! Today, I’m going to talk about how to get kids to do things they might not want to do. That sentence sounds a little bit terrible…but I’m talking about things like putting down the remote to play outside. I don’t have children myself, but I now retrospectively see how all of my mother’s […]