Thursday, March 31, 2011

April is National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and what better way to de-stress than through practicing yoga!

Most people think yoga is for adults, as a stress-reliever or way to keep limber, fit, and healthy, but it is great for kids as well.

The mind-body connection which children achieve through yoga helps them deal with stressful situations such as taking tests or peer pressure.

Try the Do Nothing Pose (Savasana) to relieve stress, pressure and anxiety.



Saturday, March 26, 2011

KIDS YOGA 101 Webinar is Sold-out

My upcoming webinar KIDS YOGA 101: Using Yoga to Get Kids Active is SOLD-OUT.  I let you know when I will be doing another one!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

KIDS YOGA 101

It's not too late to sign up for KIDS YOGA 101, an hour long webinar exploring how to use yoga to get kids active.

The date is Thursday, March 31st at 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.

Sign up at http://www.abcyogaforkids.com/abc/news/ and once you register I will send you all the information on how to access the webinar.

Hope you can join in!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, 
concentrate the mind on the present moment"
Buddha
 
 
Yoga for Kids will help children focus on the present moment 
rather than having their minds wander off to what they did before
or what they are going to do after practicing yoga. This translates
into better focus and concentration in school!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Webinar: KIDS YOGA 101

 KIDS YOGA 101: Using Yoga to Get Children Active
 Thursday, March 31st 
 9:00 A M. Pacific Standard Time

  • As a parent, do you want to learn more about kids yoga and how it can help your child stay fit and healthy?
  • As a teacher, do you want to find out more about kids yoga to help children stay mentally focused and become less stressed?
  • As an educator, do you want to find out more about kids yoga to implement into your program?
  If you answered YES to any of the above questions, this  60 minute webinar is for you!

My mission is to educate as many people as possible about the health-mind-body benefits of Yoga for Kids, and this webinar is one way to do that.

Based on the seminars that I teach in the Los Angeles area, this 60 minute webinar includes a power point presentation which you can view on your computer at home.

To sign up, please go to http://www.abcyogaforkids.com/abc/news/. Once you have signed up, I will e-mail you the call- in instructions.

Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested. 

Hope you can join in!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster Contest Winner

It has been a week since I announced my first contest on my blog.  The person with the most comments this past week will receive a free ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster.

I must say that the competition has been very close between two followers, and in the end I felt that both of them deserved a poster -- So... I am announcing two winners: Catalina Villa and Jessica McMullin!  Congratulations to you both!!  Please e-mail me at teresa@abcyogaforkids.com with the address where you would like me to send the posters.

I really enjoyed all the comments and questions-- please keep them coming.  Thank you to everyone who visits my blog and who makes comments.

Please check back frequently for more contests and helpful posts about kids yoga.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Midwest Book Review of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids is featured in the March 2011 issue of The Midwest Book Review's online book review magazine "Children's Bookwatch". http://www.midwestbookreview.com/cbw/mar_11.htm#ABC

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quote of the Day

I heard this today and loved it:
"ASAP" stands for Always Say A Prayer.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ABC Yoga Thank You

A big thank you all who have posted comments on my blog thus far.  It is going to be a close contest between two people as to who wins the free ABCs of Yoga for Kids poster.  Please tell your friends about my blog -- I regularly write on it about interesting kids yoga sites, kids yoga tips, as well as hosting contests and give-aways. Also, you can sign up at my abcyogaforkids.com for my free monthly newsletter.

Namaste!

Kids Yoga Video on U-Tube

I just posted a short kids yoga video on u-tube. Let me know what you think.  Don't forget that the person with the most comments this week will win a free ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster.  Check back often or subscribe to hear more about my free giveaways and other information regarding yoga for kids.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Great Kids Website for Yoga Accessories

Check out   Play Time Yoga for  some great  childrens yoga accessories such as yoga mats, clothes, books, and music. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster Give-Away

Don't forget to leave comments on my blog about what you think about children's yoga, my blog, or any other comments related to children's health and yoga. The person with the most comments at the end of the week will win a free ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster, valued at $16.95.  Keep those comments coming, as I would love to hear your thoughts!

Kid's Yoga Resources

Check out The Kid's Yoga Resource, a blog put out by ChildLight Yoga. I found out about this great site when the founder of ChildLight Yoga, Lisa Flynn, asked to review my book for it. See her review of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids by clicking here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Yoga for Kids Video

ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster Give-Away Contest

Post the most comments on my blog this week and win an ABCs of Yoga for Kids 24" x 32" poster! The winner will be announced next Saturday, March 12th.  Good Luck!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yoga for Kids Tip of the Day

The way to instill a curiosity or desire in our youth to take up yoga lies in making it fun for them. Making yoga enjoyable for kids will help them to stay engaged with their yoga practice. Keeping the poses short and lively is one way to help children maintain their energy and concentration.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids has earned the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval



I am thrilled that The ABCs of Yoga for Kids received such a high honor, as it was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA Seal.  Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience -- not on commercial considerations.

Parent Evaluator Testimonials :
Having no experience with yoga (myself or my daughter), I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, before I got to it, my daughter had grabbed the book and was in the living room reading it with a look of wonder in her eyes. We have done "her moves" every night before bed since we received it.

This book made my kids, ages 2, 4, & 7, ask to do yoga every morning! Each pose is arranged in alphabetical order and is accompanied by a short poem and an illustration of each pose. My oldest daughter did yoga at her preschool and was so excited when this book arrived. This didn't disappoint. If you are looking for a book to read before bed at night, this isn't it, but if you want a book to introduce the basics of a great exercise that the whole family can do together, buy this book!

Absolutely amazing! My daughter thought it was the coolest thing ever! She begged me to take it to school.... And now their teacher uses it with the kids daily in class.. Especially when they need a little bit of calm down time.. haha They all rave about it and the teacher is overly impressed with the content! A+ here!! :D

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Abece de Yoga para Ninos: excerpts from the upcoming Spanish translation of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids will soon be out in Spanish! Here is an excerpt from Abece de Yoga para Ninos:

Aa
 
Airplane = Avion
 Soy un avion
dirigiendose al cielo.
Levanto el pecho, los brazoz y las piernas
y luego vuelo.
 

 
 Copyright 2011, Teresa Anne Power, All Rights Reserved
These images and poems may not be reproduced or copied without written express permission from the author.