I found this drawing by a student who was probably about eight when she drew it. She’s well into high school by now. It’s a picture of her “Worry Tree.” During relaxation we imagined a big tree where we put all our worries before we enter into our relaxation garden. She’s got a long list of worries. It may surprise you to see the kind of things that worry this kid.
Today’s guest post is from Genera O’Reilly who attended my Kids Yoga Teacher Training last February 2011. Genera’s been teaching adult yoga for years, but found she’s “a novice in the world of teaching yoga to children.” Find out what happens after the training, when she takes kids yoga out of the workshop and on to the mat. That’s her beautiful daughter Soleil in the pictures.
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child Let’s also remember that after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as “nation builders.” Here in America, it’s time we treated the people who educate our [...]
Have you ever been teaching kids yoga only to find yourself with extra time at the end of the class? Here are three things to fill those last few minutes.
The Kundalini Kid! Check out this News Story from Fox News: Seven Year Old Sensation The seven year old boy in this news story has grown up around yoga. Obviously he’s watched many a yoga class over the years from his birth to “almost eight years old.” But the story also reveals what [...]
Kids know joy is the true wealth. I wrote this post about success earlier this week, and then this story appeared in my in-box in a newsletter from Touchstone Seminars. It’s a very short story from Tulshi Sen about understanding success: There was a poor boy who went to his mother. She was a widow. [...]
Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology Of Aesop’s Fables (click on this link to look inside the book) Last week in my kids yoga class, I read the story Steady and Slow from this book of Aesop’s Fables. The story has been told many ways, but a few things remain consistent no matter where you hear it: [...]
Want some more great meditations to ponder about the light and the sun? Another thing my teacher, Tulshi Sen, reminded us: Even if a room is dark for one hundred years, it doesn’t take a hundred years to light it. A candle will fill it instantly. He also said, When we look up into the [...]
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night when it was completely dark? Did you grope around in the dark trying to find the light switch, arms flailing around for protection, inching along trying to find the light without bumping into anything? Afraid for your shins? Stubbing your toe? Running your hand [...]
Toronto City Hall – WinterCity 2008 Sun Salutation to Remove Darkness My teacher, Tulshi Sen, often reminded us of the old proverb: There is no way to take darkness out of a room.No matter how hard you try you will never be able to push out the darkness. The only way to get rid of [...]