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7 things to remember when teaching yoga to kids

Last fall I had an opportunity to teach yoga once a week to 20+ fifth graders for a few months. We didn’t have mats or much space to work in, so after they removed their shoes and gathered on the … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal (!) says yoga benefits kids

In some cases, parents have raised religious objections to yoga, saying that it’s a form of worship that conflicts with their beliefs. So, some instructors avoid certain phrases and exercise positions that have spiritual connotations. Or they substitute others: At Chabad schools in New York, for instance, children say “shalom” instead of the traditional “om.” Continue reading

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