Monday, February 28, 2011

Earthchild Yoga Project in Cape Town, South Africa

I was recently contacted by the Earthchild Project in Cape Town South Africa about donating my children's yoga book to them to use in their township schools. I readily accepted, and am thrilled with all that they are doing to provide children with practical skills to live a more balanced and fulfilling life. They focus on self-awareness, health and wellness, and the environment. Yoga is a focus of their programs in the schools where they teach. Here are some pictures of the kids doing yoga. For more information go to the Earthchild Project.

                              







Sunday, February 13, 2011

Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Children gain significant mental and physical health benefits from practicing simple yoga postures. My award-winning book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes and colorful illustrations to introduce children to basic yoga poses in a kid-friendly way. Sign up for my free monthly newsletter at abcyogaforkids.com

The BENEFITS OF YOGA are many, including:
  • developing discipline
  • helping in the performance of other sport activities
  • strengthening both fine and gross motor coordination
  • improving visual-motor and auditory processing
  • toning internal glands and organs
  • aiding cognitive functions of sequencing and memory
  • heightening body awareness and self-control
  • increasing both flexibility and strength.
Indeed, yoga nourishes the mind, body and spirit, and paves the way for a life-long tradition of health and fitness. Children of all ages and sizes and varying degrees of athletic abilities can practice yoga, a non-competitive form of exercise. I have practiced yoga myself for over 25 years, and have taught yoga for eight years. I have seen overwhelmingly positive results in the children I teach, and want to share my love of yoga across the nation and around the world. Check back regularly to my blog for more information about yoga for kids!