How can we teach kids about honesty and non-lying? The Yamas and Niyamas is one way we can teach lifelong guidelines and principles. These principles give children the tools to make good decisions and form better relationships with themselves and others. Through this, kids will learn how to be honest and kind. Learn about Satya and Ahmisa with us.
Puppy Pose is a variation of the popular downward dog. We can use puppy pose to extend our spine while increasing flexibility in the chest. Puppy pose is often referred to as heart-melting pose because it brings the heart close to the ground.
There is not a single elementary teacher that feels they have enough time in the day to comfortably add more. I completely understand that feeling. There is pressure to cram a lot in, testing scores on the line, often behavioral challenges as well as special needs to give attention to, continuing education, initiatives that must be incorporated into the school day.
When we sit up tall, we can feel our belly muscles helping hold us up. Pay attention as you try this pose. Sit up tall and make your belly very strong. As you twist, move slowly and gently. Find the place where you feel strong and a little bit challenged. Then take a few breaths and feel your strength holding you. You are so strong!