Category Archives: Breath Awareness

Why Yoga for Children?

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Why Yoga for Children? Written By Erica Ortiz Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, MCD, CCC-SLP, RYT 200 Hi! I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, with a special interest in teaching children’s and family yoga, as well as a pediatric speech/language pathologist.   You may be asking yourself how those 2 seemingly different professions may go together.  Well, as I began […]

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Bliss Books Blog coming soon!

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  Drumroll please…announcing: Bliss Books! A new regular blog feature by BKY volunteer Catherine Scallen, Bliss Books will highlight a handful of children’s books every month that embody themes of presence, focus, calm, and curiosity—just what we’re learning on our yoga mats every day! Our hope is to introduce new and engaging ways for you […]

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Halloween Yoga

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Happy Halloween Yogis! Let’s do some spooky yoga! “Boo Breath”: Inhale through your nose and let it out through your mouth while saying “boooooooo”. Try it loud and then work your way down to a whisper. Haunted House Adventure: Do your “mummy walk” as you creep through the enchanted forest looking out for the sights, […]

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Breathe and Draw: Breath as Art

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“Breath is central to yoga because breath is central to life, and yoga is about life.”-T Krishnamacharya   Breathe and Draw is a breath awareness activity for children. This activity is used with children generally elementary age and older. To read a little more about breath awareness and yoga see BKY’s post from May, Breath […]

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Mandala Madness

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Mandalas are a beautiful way to introduce and share meditation with your children. Mandala is loosely translated to mean “circle”. But it is a lot more then just a circle. A mandala represents unity, wholeness and even life itself. When I look at a mandala I see it as parts that make up the whole […]

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Breath Awareness for Littles

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Breathing is an essential part of any yoga practice, especially yoga with children. Breath is the link between our inner and outer bodies, it is our life force and without breath we are not doing yoga. As adults it is the greatest indicator of quality of practice. It allows us to be alert and present […]

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