Shakta’s Thoughts

A Few Words about Breathing

We all breathe, but do we experience breathing? On each breath comes prana, the subtle life force, carried to us by the air. The prana that comes to us when we breathe is the same [...]

Brain “Brake” for these Emotional Times

In these tumultuous times we all need a "brake" on the brain and emotions at times.  You can do this anywhere, anytime.  Just find a private space (bathrooms work!) and go to it! This Kundalini [...]

Kundalini:  The Awakening of the Self

I am posting this excerpt from my book, Keep It Simple Series (KISS) Guide to Yoga,  because a list of yoga styles on New York Times magazine did not include Kundalini Yoga, which has been [...]

Post-Election Thoughts from a Lifetime Meditator

This has been a helpful understanding of late: Positive energy is inclusive, coherent, integrative Negative energy is exclusive, incoherent, divisive From an innate part of myself (which has been confirmed by experience), I know that [...]

PBS Endorses Kids’ Yoga

Shakta's note: This has been around for a while, but in case you didn't see it, it's a good read and a good reference for those of us who are children's yoga teachers.  Link to [...]

Harnessing Rage for Good

  “What is your work now?”  Every day since the election, I am asking myself this question. I am not naturally a political person, so when I wake up in the morning and look [...]

Life Flows If you Let It: One person’s experience after RCFY Teacher Training

 "Since returning home from Radiant Child Family Yoga Teacher Training, I have deepened my daily yoga and meditation practice.  It seems funny to even call it a daily practice; it’s more like it spreads through and [...]

Every Emotion Has a Shelf-Life

A recent email conversation I had with a friend and teacher of Radiant Child Yoga went like this: Her: There was a short delay in finishing our project, because I had a car accident more [...]

Mary Oliver’s Shiva

For Joci and Karim, with love...which is the same as healing. Shiva Shiva, pretend you are with me as the doe in her summer red coat tiptoes       down         [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker [...]

Children’s Attention Deficiency? Try Yoga instead of Drugs

Meet Suzanne. The following is her practicum for completion of her training with Radiant Child Yoga's 200 hour certification. Suzanne and Shakta at Happily Ever Now training I am a clinical social worker [...]

When Yoga Is, We Are

If you have not seen this because it was published in 2001, we're bringing it back again since it is as true now as it was fifteen years ago! Through experiencing the essence of yoga, [...]

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About the Author

IMG_3095_3Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide). Shakta’s teachings and musings have appeared on this blog since 2010.  Enjoy the information, and feel free to share your thoughts here.

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Thanks for caring about the
lives of children, blessings!

-Shakta Khalsa

Founder & Director Radiant Child Yoga