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Benefits of Yoga

Best of 2013: Benefits of Yoga

As you know, yoga is more than practicing a Downward-Facing Dog Pose at your local yoga studio.  It is an ancient philosophy that includes breathing techniques, relaxation, character education, mindfulness, and physical postures. The most popular question that readers ask is why they should practice yoga with their  children and how do they get started […]

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Tips for Raising a Happy Child

The focus of the month was on Santosha (translated as “contentment” or “happiness”), one of the five personal disciplines of the yoga philosophy. When I taught for years in international schools, I was particularly curious about what makes children happy around the world.  Now, as a mom to a two-year-old, I have been thinking a lot about […]

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Happiness Around the World

What makes you happy? Our Multicultural Kid Blogs Carnival this month is celebrating Happiness Around the World.  We are exploring what happiness means to different people around the world.  What makes families happy?  How is happiness defined in different cultures?  What activities, rituals, or experiences make us happy? As you journey across the world reading […]

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Happiness Around the World: Call for Posts

What is happiness? One of the yoga principles is Santosha, which could be translated as “contentment”.  Patanjali wrote The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (translated by Alistair Shearer), and says that “From contentment results unparalleled happiness”.  My teacher, Katie Manitsas, writes in her book Spiritual Survival in the City: Santosha – contentment Accepting. Working against the […]

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On Passion: Part 1

This “passion” post is part of our monthly theme at Kids Yoga Stories.  I asked my dear friend, Karen Hancock from KMHmakes, to share her thoughts on Passion.  I consider her a Passion-Creativity expert.  She’s also a phenomenal jewelry designer. On Passion: Part 1 “Follow your passion.” It’s a mantra you hear often these days. […]

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15 ways to Live the Life you Want

This month at Kids Yoga Stories, I focused on Tapas. Tapas is one of the personal disciplines (Niyamas) along the path of yoga.  It could be translated as being self disciplined and courageous to follow one’s true Passion. In the Spirit of Yoga by Cat de Rham & Michelle Gill,  Tapas is defined as “a […]

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