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Growing Up with Yoga

Children today are under as much stress as adults. And with the busy, achievement-oriented lives they lead, kids need tools to help them self-nurture, self-adjust, and feel happy. Children are expected to behave in ways that their nervous systems cannot easily manage without physical activity, yet they are increasingly inactive in school and at home.

Dragonflies vs. Butterflies

Yoga is about balance in our bodies and our lives. The yin and yang of yoga is the softness, the receptivity coupled with the focus and the projective energy.In my role as a trainer for children’s yoga, I’ve observed hundreds of adult students teach children’s yoga.

Yoga for Children? Yes!

Why yoga for children? Twenty years ago, that question was most likely asked about martial arts. Now there are classes for children at martial arts studios around every corner. And, like martial arts, yoga develops many wonderful qualities in children. Beside the obvious benefits of exercising the physical body, yoga sharpens the child’s ability to calm down and focus.

¿Yoga para niños? ¡Sí!

¿Yoga para niños? ¡Sí! Shakta Kaur Khalsa Shakta cuenta con dos sitios de Internet: www.childrensyoga.com y www.shaktakhalsa.com ¿Por qué yoga para niños? Quince años atrás, la misma pregunta se hacía con respecto a las artes [...]

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Heart and Soul Work with Children

Part 1: Making Friends with Ourselves & Our Children

Part 2: Communicating from Our Authentic Self

Part 3: Staying Connected while Meeting Challenges

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Happily Ever Now: Keys to Working with the Law of Attraction

Do you realize that you ARE the yoga that you bring to the children…and ALL that you do?
Navigate into Happiness using tools that can change your life—simple ways to change your attitude and outlook, and effective ways to work with core stressors and patterns.
This course teaches you how your mind and emotions work together, and how to navigate in inner spaces.
Receive power point presentation and links to video of yoga sets and meditations that you can practice at home.

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Yoga For Children

  • Lesson One: Giving Children the Gift of Yoga.
  • Lesson Two: Yoga for Young Children (3-7)
  • Lesson Three: Yoga for School-Age Children (8-12)
  • Lesson Four: Yoga for Teens
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Healthy Breast Care the Natural Way

Keeping your breasts healthy means keeping your lymphatic system healthy. In this yoga download by yoga therapist Shakta Kaur Khalsa, you will learn 12 simple things you can do daily to make sure your lymphatic system is able to do its job of removing toxins.

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Breath and Sound for Calming, Focus and Fun

  • Tools and games that teach children breath awareness.
  • How to artfully use focused breath to hold your children’s yoga class together.
  • Fun ways to help children breathe properly.
  • Helpful tips for children with breathing difficulties, such as asthma, stuffiness, etc.
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Brain Balance for Children

  • Discover how to balance the brain for typical children and those with sensory differences.
  • Learn how to partner Kundalini Yoga, Qi Gong, and Brain Gym to activate the three dimensions of the brain.
  • Includes a video link to a fun and effective routine to practice in real time.
  • Guaranteed to wake up the brain, bring the mind to focus.
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Lesson Plans

Animal Adventure
(ages 2-7)

Put the palms of your hands together at the center of your chest. Close your eyes, and begin by taking three big balloon breaths. Here’s how: When you breathe in deeply, raise your arms up above your head in the shape of a big balloon. Then breathe out and bring your arms back down so that your palms are together at the center of your chest. Do this at least three times.

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Classroom yoga
(Elementary and Middle school)

Yoga helps children (and teachers!) focus, relax and be mentally alert. Take 5 or 10 minutes out of your day to share all or some of these easy exercises with your students. They can be done with no special equipment, just sitting or standing at the desks. Breathing is done through the nose unless noted otherwise.

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Yoga to Release Anxiety
(pre-teens and teens)

Put the palms of your hands together at the center of your chest. Close your eyes, and begin by taking three big balloon breaths. Here’s how: When you breathe in deeply, raise your arms up above your head in the shape of a big balloon. Then breathe out and bring your arms back down so that your palms are together at the center of your chest. Do this at least three times.

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Thanks for caring about the
lives of children, blessings!

-Shakta Khalsa

Founder & Director Radiant Child Yoga

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