Electronic Media and the Battle for Our Minds

Electronic Media and the Battle for Our Minds

When was the last time you had an hour – an hour without distractions – just to think about things? Or even a half hour? Fifteen minutes? As I write this blog, instant messages flash up on my second monitor while my printer churns out workshop handouts and my cell...
Money, Kids & Stress

Money, Kids & Stress

Since the 2008 economic crisis, much has been discussed and written about how its effects are not just financial but psychological, as well. And as a recent New York Times article reminds us, they affect children just as much as adults. Children, especially, have...
Guided Relaxation with Yoga Jim

Guided Relaxation with Yoga Jim

We’ve been talking a bit about stress lately and the need for quality sleep and other habits to counter it and make ourselves more stress-resilient. Yet another means of letting go of the tension is the kind of deep relaxation that ends every yoga practice. As...
10 Tips for Better Sleep

10 Tips for Better Sleep

  sean dreilinger/Flickr In our book Yoga Calm for Children we write: When we rest, the body heals and the mind and body integrate experiences. Rest allows us to reflect on the day and notice the effects of our activities on our emotions, mind, and body. In rest,...

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