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Thoughts on Finding Peace

Desiring peace is a constancy in yoga therapy for special needs children.  As a society we have claimed peace as our ultimate mission.   We focus on calm, balance, inner tranquility or a community, country, and world free of battle.  You may have painted and embellished a detailed picture within your consciousness that illuminates a …

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Gratitude

I wish to thank those of you who entered the drawing for the CD, “Guided Meditation for Children – I am the Breeze”.  There were five winners, (I know I said three, but I am a softie).  If there were not people like all of you, those that show interest, we would lack the audience …

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Announcing Nancy’s new Guided Meditation CD

I am the Breeze is a guided meditation CD produced to light imagination and support inner creativity for children eleven-years-old and up. Each track delivers a positive message within a story and is enhanced with sounds and music. The short meditations provide an oasis for conscious breathing and an opportunity to relax. Versatile in design, the …

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Raise Your Arms Up!

As a pediatric therapist I am aware that many special needs clients do not experience enough time pushing up into puppy (cobra), nor do they remain very long in four point (cat).  The result is upper extremity weakness with  poor posturing and limited stability to use their arms.  This is how I use yoga to …

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Is That a Feeling or an Emotion?

I remember the first time someone asked me if I knew the difference between an emotion and a feeling.  What?  I didn’t! Now I check myself frequently to move into my authenticity and to remain in the present moment.  An emotion is generally attached to a memory and takes you into the past.  You might …

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GARLAND POSE OR RIBBET

I love Garland pose!  I love to move my body down into the squat and balance.  I imagine it is because it releases any pain in my lower back and gently stretches my achilles.  Over time it has strengthened my feet and legs and has opened my hips.  It is wonderful to lower myself near …

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Love is the Color of a Rainbow – Book Review

I knew this book was creative and special when I observed the Author’s packaging.  The rainbow address label embellished the brown paper wrapping that also housed two ladybug stickers.  The book itself is printed on recycled paper and was sweetly wrapped in a biodegradeable bag.  I love this attention to detail and going the extra …

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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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