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Positive Affirmations for You and Your Child

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I am lazy. I am stupid. I am worthless. I am terrible at … (fill in the blank).
When something goes wrong, do you talk to yourself like this? As parents, our lives are very busy. Between work, household chores, and caring for our children, we often get sucked into the whirlwind of […]

Is Bullying Just Part of Growing Up?

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Bullying is not new. Many of us experienced bullying as we were growing up. It doesn’t matter what country, culture, school or neighborhood you grew up in, we all experienced bullying either first-hand or by observing it in others. Our parents did too, and so did their grandparents.

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So why […]

Cupid! Heart! Flower! Arrow! Valentine’s Day Yoga Poses for Kids

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Add a little seasonal variety to your yoga routine this Valentine’s Day for some extra fun
and interest! We love Valentine’s Day at the Yoga Kids because it revolves around love
and hearts and friendship (and yes, sometimes even a little bit of candy)!

Kids love to take part in whatever holiday is being celebrated, […]

Guided Imagery Can Help Kids “Let it Go”

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No matter how fidgety my students may be during yoga classes, they take the relaxation portion of each class very seriously – and the fidgeting stops for a few minutes.  This segment of the class happens after we’ve first done our breathing exercises and our yoga set of poses.  We’ve had a […]

Quick & Easy Ways to Bring the Benefits of Yoga into Your Home

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If you’ve watched your child in one of our classes, taken part in a class yourself, you know that yoga is just plain good for your head, and for your body. In our classes and here on our website, we try to show the benefits of yoga in broad terms and in […]

Will You Eat These 5 Foods Today? Your 1-Month, 5-Food Challenge

I’m eating an apple right now. A Granny Smith. It’s sweet and crunchy, and it fills me up in the morning. I eat one every day, and you know what? It really does keep the doctor away!

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Diet. Nutrition. Keeping slim, strong and healthy. We hear – and think – about these continually […]

Shambu The Elephant: Our Mascot

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Shambu The Elephant: Our Mascot
(To be read to, or by, your child)

Have you ever wondered why our Yoga Kids mascot is Shambu, the elephant? The main reason is simply that we really like elephants! Actually, there are a few more reasons we’ve chosen an elephant to represent us.

We do a […]

Something to Talk About: The Yoga-Recess In Schools Campaign

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I don’t promote products or events very often.  But today I am making an exception because I believe that Yoga-Recess in Schools is something everyone can easily get behind – no matter where you live, whether you practice yoga or not, […]

Six Intriguing Yoga Definitions You Probably Didn’t Know

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If you’re not a yoga expert, some of the terms we use might be unfamiliar to you. At The Yoga Kids, we always explain to our students the meaning of any non-English words used in our classes, so I thought it would be helpful to offer this short “yoga dictionary” […]

Helping Your Child through Stressful Times

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This week has been, to say the least, a very difficult one for everyone in Canada, the U.S., and the world. The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut shook us all to the core. Many children were exposed to this unspeakable horror as it happened, and as it has […]