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 Yoga meditation was originally given for women, but men can also benefit from it. It may give essential help  at [...]

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 all points of view are valid, like different facets of a diamond shining from different angles.  The question is whether [...]

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 than a week ago and I had to recover a little and rest. Sorry about the delay. Me: How are you? [...]

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 with a Master’s from Columbia University, as well as a certified yoga teacher.  I began doing yoga and meditation twenty [...]

You’ve got a Friend in Meditation

Jenny is an Radiant Child Yoga 200 hour certified teacher.  She homeschool her four children, naturally  and seamlessly blending yoga and meditation practices and principles right into their daily lives.  Here's one wonderful example in her words: Running is like a moving meditation.  And when the running gets too much to bear, the meditative mind [...]

Lessons to–and from–Cockatiels

Everything applies to everything else. Birds are birds, but they are living beings as we are living beings. And so, feel free to substitute the word "people" for "birds" in the lessons learned in the experience I am about to tell you. What we label “trauma” is everywhere. When it is seen as trauma, it [...]

The Yogi’s Message: “Hello…Let’s Go!”

During the Radiant Child Family Yoga 200 hour teacher training that just finished last week, I checked online for some snippet videos of Yogi Bhajan for the students to get a feel for him as a teacher and master of Kundalini Yoga. As serendipity would have it, I discovered a really sweet video that had [...]