The 7 Best Mindfulness Books for Kids

As a yoga teacher who works with children and teens, I have found that incorporating mindfulness into my teaching has made a far greater impact than yoga alone. At the risk of aging myself, kids are living in a different world than the one I grew up in, and it is not a world that encourages living mindfully. Between busy schedules, homework, and electronics, young people are just not given the opportunity to learn how to tap into their mind and bodies. Helping children and teens learn to live in the here and now comes with many benefits like improved academic performance, improved behavior, and relief from anxiety. Continue reading →

8 Ways to Use a Yoga Half Wheel

For my birthday this year I was gifted a wide variety of yoga gear. While I always appreciate the thought, one of the nice things about yoga is that it does not require a lot of supplies. I have long figured much of the yoga gear I see is just a way for companies to cash in on a 16 billion dollar industry, when in reality all yogis need is a mat. Continue reading →