I recently received The ABCs of Yoga for Kids book by TeresaPower, coloring book, and poster and I can’t tell you have fantastic theseproducts are. I am always looking for more interesting ways to incorporate yogainto my young ones lives. Let’s face it the good old A,B,C’s can get prettyboring after a while but these products actually liven them up. My children areactually asking to do the poses in the book. The quality of the illustrationsis very high as well. Next time you are looking for a birthday gift that theyaren’t going to receive duplicates of consider one of these ABC’s of Yoga forKids products, it’s sure to be a hit at the party.
The The ABCs of Yoga forKids is a colorful very easy to understand book where each page is a letterof the alphabet and a corresponding yoga pose. It is a fun read, a book thatreally gets your little one moving. The color book is a great way to get themto remember which pose goes with which letter. The poster is just a funreminder to do the poses everyday. I also think that the poster would be greataddition to a pre-school environment. This is a great product for children’syoga teachers and parents alike.
With this book children can:
· practice yoga a healthyactivity for everyone’s life
· learn the alphabet
· read the explanations ofthe yoga poses
· imitate the funillustrations
· become calmer and moreself-aware
· develop flexibility,coordination, focus, and strength
Some of our favorite poses from the book are:
· The dog –“Stretching from a nap. On my hands andknees”
· Theflamingo – “Standing tall, I bend one leg, and hold onto my knee”
· The lion –“I look to the sky. I give a mightyroar”
· The pretzel– “My hand then stretches directly behind me”
Power says “I have practiced yogamyself for over 25 years, and have taught yoga for seven years. I have seenoverwhelmingly positive results in the children I teach, and want to share mylove of yoga across the nation and around the world. If our next generation could learn to calm themselves, while atthe same time building strength and fortitude, our world would be a betterplace. With more body awareness, kidscould make better choices for keeping their bodies healthy, both mentally andspiritually.”
I’m always looking for a new yoga game to play with thechildren. I really enjoyed these products and think that your children wouldtoo. I’m sure that I will be using these products for years to come.
We all want to help the environment but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. I know what you are thinking… this is going to be a hassle, or expensive but it’s not. As a mother of two and the owner of several businesses I’m here to tell you if I can do this anyone can. Here is a guide on how to reduce your lunch waste. Remember, reducing is the new green recycling model. If the environmental impact doesn’t move you, maybe I can appeal to your sense of frugality? According to Waste Free Lunches, the average disposable lunch costs $4.02 where the reusable lunch costs only $2.65. Add that up for every person in your household and you might just have yourself a vacation fund in a year 1. Here are just a few facts to get you fired up to make some positive changes:
Kelly Neylan is a registered yoga teacher, reiki master, eco-entrepreneur/advocate, and author of the upcoming book Little Bodies Big Souls: How Stories from Yoga and Children will Change your Life. Submissions are being accepted at Little Bodies Big Souls.
1. “What does it cost to pack a waste-free lunch?” n.d., http://www.wastefreelunches.org (accessed Oct. 2009).
2. “Facts about Plastic Bottles” n.d., http://earth911.com/plastic/plastic-bottles/facts-about-plastic-bottles/ (accessed Oct. 2009).
3. “How to Reduce Waste in Your School” n.d., http://www.epa.gov/osw/inforesources/news/2007news/03-school.htm (accessed Oct. 2009).
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Join Autumn Wilson of Yoga Chai and Valencia Wood as they present Beetles and Butterflies: The Sustainable Journey Workshop Series for mothers and daughters (12 years old and up). The ladybug beetle symbolizes love, protection, good cheer and luck. More, the butterfly symbolizes freedom, strength, change, rebirth and prosperity. The Beetles and Butterflies series will focus on the inner journey of sustainable and authentic transformation, refreshment and renewal for Butterflies (Mothers) as we move into a New Year of an unprecedented global shift and change. Also, the workshops will offer ways that mothers can connect with their Beetles (Daughters) to impart the essence of transformation by sharing their energies to change, grow confidence and nurture well-being through discussion (thought shifting, breath work and nutrition, etc.), the development of individual Balance Sheets and relaxing, restorative yoga movement. Individuals and Mother-Daughter Pairs are Welcome! Dates March 28, April 25, and May 23rd.
$30 Per Workshop (Individual)
$45 Per Workshop (Mother and Daughter)
$80 Pre-registration entire series (Individual)
$125 Pre-registration entire series (Mother and Daughter)
** For Call Autumn Wilson of Yoga Chai or Valencia Wood for Group Discounts (Five or More).
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The retreat is open to everyone 18+. One does not have to be a Reiki Practitioner to attend.
29, 30, 31, 2009 (This is the weekend AFTER Memorial Day weekend!)
Please see http://www.edenlifejourneys.com/retreats.htm to sign up or for more details.