Tag Archives: children’s health

Yoga Calm for “The Medication Generation”

Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to have their truth acknowledged. Maybe this is why one of the biggest frustrations we deal with growing up is the sense of not being heard – or even having a voice. Sometimes … Continue reading

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3 Simple Activities to Get Kids Moving & Connecting with the Natural World

Another way to counter the problem of childhood obesity is by encouraging kids to get outdoors and moving. It’s not uncommon for the average American youth to spend up to 90% of waking hours indoors – and to spend much … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity – Sleeping May Prevent Pounds

Sleep serves important biological functions, giving the body time and opportunity for a host of metabolic processes that just can’t be done while we’re conscious and actively using our bodies and minds. It also serves important cognitive processes, such as … Continue reading

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Nurturing Love for the Natural World

The average American child now spends over 8 hours in front of a screen each day. She emails, texts, and updates her status incessantly. He can name hundreds of corporate logos, but less than ten native plants. She aspires to … Continue reading

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Child Health Week 2010: Reaffirming Commitment to Kids

Those of you who have known us or the program for a while know that Yoga Calm was born out of real world, classroom need. At the time – right around the turn of the millennium – Lynea was working … Continue reading

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A Healthy Summer Treat

There are a few times each year when we’re more apt than usual to indulge in delicious but not always healthy foods. Thanksgiving. Christmas. And summertime? You bet! Think of burgers, hot dogs and corn dogs at a theme park, … Continue reading

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Healthy Children = Healthy Planet, or “No Child Left Inside”

Health care and climate change dominate the headlines these days, but how are they related? Well, for one, through our children. In fact, no two issues will affect them more in their lifetimes – from supporting Medicare costs for us … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama Says, “Let’s Move” – We Agree

Last month, we looked at how the distraction brought on by electronic media and multitasking can cause problems for kids – things like lower grades, mood swings and more behavioral issues. But it’s not just about mental distraction. There’s a … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Better Sleep

  sean dreilinger/Flickr In our book Yoga Calm for Children: Educating Heart, Mind, and Body we write: When we rest, the body heals and the mind and body integrate experiences. Rest allows us to reflect on the day and notice … Continue reading

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Getting Kids Out of Their Heads, Into Their Bodies

For a recent Yoga Calm workshop, school counselor Bonnie Cannon wrote an insightful commentary on her developing awareness of yoga as self-study and how this may benefit the children she works with. We asked if we could share her good … Continue reading

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