Yoga with Children

August 18, 2018

Quote of the Week

"Yoga is not about touching your toes; it is what you learn on the way down." --Jigar Gor

7 Healthy Reasons Your Child Should Be Doing Yoga

"Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about yoga and how great it makes them feel. Could yoga be a good choice for kids as well as adults?  Continue reading to find out."
This week's featured article from Reader's Digest highlights seven different ways that yoga can offer short-term and long-term benefits to children both in terms of their physical and mental health and well-being. [read more]

Reading Corner

Title: Yoga Frog
By: Nora Carpenter
Illustrated by: Mark Chambers
Ages: 4-8

Why: Frog loves to practice yoga. And he will inspire kids to enjoy doing yoga, too. Follow Frog's yoga flow, from warming up to cooling down. Start with the mountain and chair poses, then work into giraffe, cat-cow, downward-facing dog, butterfly, and bridge. End with the quieting happy baby and savasana poses to help your muscles relax before going to bed or starting your day. For fans of Yoga Bunny and I Am Yoga, Yoga Frog's simple, meditative text is complemented by playful yet instructive illustrations by Mark Chambers to teach youngsters how to start their very own yoga practice--and to have fun while doing so, too.

Be the Change

Practice deep breathing and simple yoga stretches with your child. Notice the calming effect the practice has on you both.