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5 Yoga gifts for 5-year-olds | Kids Yoga Stories

Yoga Gifts for 5-Year-Olds

Looking for yoga gifts for 5-year-olds? Check out these yoga gifts for kindergarteners. It’s important to me that my daughter grows up understanding that yoga goes beyond yoga postures—it’s about living a yoga lifestyle that includes being a responsible, mindful, kind, and compassion person. So, each Christmas, we include yoga gifts among her present list […]

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My 5 Favorite Mindful Parenting Books | Kids Yoga Stories

Mindful Parenting Books

It was in my third year of parenting that I realized I needed help. My years of teaching experience and working with children had not prepared me for becoming a mom. I was shocked at my own reactions to my daughter’s spirited behavior. Her demands were intense, her screaming was loud, and her tantrums were […]

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Emotions Yoga: talk about feelings through 5 yoga poses for kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Emotions Yoga (Printable Poster)

“Show me a sad face.” “Show me a happy face.” I prompted my daughter through expressing different emotions while she stood in front of the bathroom mirror last night. We made sad, happy, silly, surprised, angry, excited, and frustrated faces. We’ve been talking a lot about feelings lately. Most importantly, we’ve been discussing how to […]

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4 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in Schools | Kids Yoga Stories

4 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in Schools

This is part of the post that was written for Edutopia.org, a website dedicated to sharing evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower teachers and parents to improve K-12 education. To read the whole article, click the link below. Mindfulness in Schools: Is mindfulness part of your classroom curriculum? Why it should be! Now more […]

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Yoga for Creativity: encouraging children's creativity through yoga and meditation | Kids Yoga Stories

Yoga for Creativity

This is an excerpt from a post that was written for Yogi Times, a lifestyle guide for the modern yogi, titled “Encouraging Children’s Creativity through Yoga.” See below for the link to the entire article. A creative mind can think critically, solve problems, and take risks. We often think of painting projects when we imagine […]

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More Prenatal Yoga Poses to open your hips and shoulders, stretch your spine, and take your upside-down | Kids Yoga Stories

More Prenatal Yoga Poses

A few months ago, I wrote about my inspiring friend, Eliza, who practiced next to me in our regular yoga class until she was nine and a half months pregnant. In that post, I shared 5 Standing Prenatal Yoga Poses that are perfect for building strength and increasing dynamic energy during your pregnancy. Today, I’d […]

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Summer yoga ideas for kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Summer Yoga Ideas for Kids

As my daughter’s school year comes to a close, I find myself thinking of ways to integrate yoga into our summer days together. I aim to create yoga as a lifestyle for our family. Embracing all the facets of the yoga philosophy is important to me: including sitting silently, breathing together, teaching my daughter how […]

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Five pregnancy yoga poses | Kids Yoga Stories

Prenatal Yoga Poses

I distinctly remember this moment in yoga class when we were vigorously going through a series of sun salutes, and I, who was not pregnant at the time, felt exhausted. Then I thought of my friend next to me cruising through the sun salutes – at nine and a half months pregnant! Unfortunately, I had […]

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