Tag Archives: children’s yoga

“But I Don’t Wanna!”: Tips for Working with Resistant Students

The benefits of yoga poses aren’t always apparent to kids. In fact, the poses can sometimes cause frustration, for in asking students to work at holding poses, we’re asking them to start being present in their bodies and to push … Continue reading

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Yoga Calm Instructor Named MNAHPERD Middle School Teacher of the Year

We were thrilled to get the news last fall that one of our Certified Yoga Calm Instructors, Rochelle Gladu Patten, MEd, had been named Minnesota Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation … Continue reading

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Breath Work with a Breathing Sphere

Because breathing patterns have such a profound effect on our general health and mental states, breath awareness is at the heart of almost all yoga practices. Breathing interacts with and affects the cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and muscular systems. It also … Continue reading

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Becoming Mindful of Mindfulness

We live in a world of buzz and hum, light and noise, constant motion. We’re constantly multitasking and living in future tense. We’re bombarded with information, both through electronic media and the physical environment which seems ever more crowded and … Continue reading

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Reducing Anxiety through Exercise

leah pritchard/Flickr   Physical exercise has more than just physical benefits. For instance, as we wrote a while back, when kids exercise more, they also tend to achieve more academically. In Spark, John Ratey provides ample support for this as … Continue reading

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School-Based Yoga & the Religion Issue

We recently ran across an interesting blog post by a mother who grew concerned when her daughter told of her class doing yoga at school – “not because I was opposed to the movement,” she writes, but because the particular … Continue reading

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Focusing that Wild Halloween Energy

Originally published October 31, 2008   Halloween can be a wonderful time for children to explore their imaginations. Or, as many teachers and parents can attest, it can be a nightmare of sugar-fueled over-excitement and big emotions. There’s nothing wrong … Continue reading

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