What Yoga Means For Your Body, Mind And Beyond

June 19, 2021

Quote of the Week

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." - Albert Einstein

What Yoga Means For Your Body, Mind And Beyond

There are many different approaches to yoga — though most modern forms have three core elements: physical postures, breathing exercises, and spiritual contemplation.This blend of physical and mental exercise is widely believed to have a unique set of health advantages. But is yoga actually beneficial to your health? This TED Ed video examines how this ancient tradition impacts the Body and Mind while this video by The Yoga Institute in India also adds the aspect of Spiritual Wellness with a universal appraoch.

You may also like to revisit one of our earlier newsletters in which we had shared about Why More Kids Are Learning And Enjoying Yoga.

Reading Corner

Title: Yoga for Kids and Their Grown-Ups
By: Katherine Ghannam
Age: 3+ years

This book offers simple guidance for playful activities to help you bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into your child’s life. Regardless of your own skill level, it has practices and techniques that you and your child will be able to enjoy.

As a former teacher and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Priore Ghannam has seen firsthand the positive effects of teaching yoga to kids. In Yoga for Kids, Katherine shows you exactly how to teach your child to disconnect from distractions and connect with themselves―right at home.

The book includes:
- Over 100 engaging activities, including essential poses, breathing exercises, meditations, yoga games, and more
- Clear illustrations of every pose and sequence
- Kid-friendly language to name and describe poses

Be the Change

Reflect on the quote shared at the top about embracing or uniting with all living creatures and nature. Do one small act of kindness (along with a child if possible) to widen your circle for compassion. You can look here for some ideas and inspiration.