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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

I HAVE A BALL DOING YOGA AND IT IS FUN TOO!

I have a ball doing yoga and it is also fun!  Using small hand held balls in yoga takes the focus into playful games while accomplishing the same stretches and postures.  We are sharing that fun with you ! In straight leg sitting place a ball on your lap and roll it to your toes …

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Originally posted on Leslie White:
My sister has recently joined our blogging community here on WordPress.  I announced here, the release of her book on yoga for the special needs child in 2009. She has continued to offer workshops, lectures and demonstrations for educators, physical and speech therapists, doctors and parents of special children. She…

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SUMMERTIME YOGA, OR ROLL OUT THE BEACH TOWEL

School is out and it is time to begin your summertime activities.  There may be time to include a short daily activity of yoga.  Remember that any length of time pursuing this calming, organizing and centering practice, can result in improved focus, attention, oxygenation throughout the body, increased levels of Gabba, longer and stronger muscles, …

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THE ALPHABET OF YOGA

Align Breathe Center Evolve Feel Gather Hold Inhale Join Kneel Laugh Melt Namaste Om Play Quiet Relax Savor Touch Unwind Vow Within XoXo Yawn Zone

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LOVING ME

Loving is something we all strive to do more deeply and with less conditions.   With our set precedance of Namaste yoga becomes the perfect setting for children to explore their love for self, and ultimately others. Over the past week I have integrated self-love activities into the yoga classes I teach for children.  I …

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WHO IS THAT YOGA TEACHER?

What are qualities of a good teacher?  Why do some teachers captivate their students, while others not so much?  Perhaps it is in the passion, the love,  for what they are sharing.  Maybe there is an awakening inside of them to continue the beauty of what their teachers brought to their life.  Yoga seems to …

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RESCUING A DOWNWARD DOG

RESCUING A DOWNWARD DOG Brown paws of an unfamiliar stray trotted across the hot sandy beach bordering the Sea of Cortez in San Carlos, Mexico.  The tiny canine leapt and landed in the shade of the silent sail of a beached catamaran.  My daughter, Kate, turned to follow my gaze and began to question the …

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Yoga, Children, and All Things From the Heart

I promised myself I would not move again for a very, very, long time.  And here I am moving my blog to a new site.  Fortunately I had great help getting myself here and hope to nest a while. I love to share all things that open my heart, lift my spirit and nurture the …

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