Yoga for Children by Joanna Gardner

starfish2.gifYoga is appreciated and enjoyed by children of all ages. However a children’s Yoga session is vastly different to an adults class. The key to being successful when introducing Yoga to children is in the way it is presented to them.

The approach needs to be fun, fairly dynamic, creative and stimulating to the child’s imagination. You can do this by using songs and threading the many beautiful Yoga postures of animals and nature based objects together into different stories. The stories are wonderfully brought to life through the child’s own vivid imagination. Appropriate music and a few simple props help as well. (eg. Tree branch prunings, animal pictures or felt ears) (more…)

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February 28, 2007 at 8:03 pm 2 comments

Crying as Communication

A Mama and Child in the Sacred Valley In PeruAll babies cry. Some more than others. Don’t panic there are many things you can do to help your child – and your sanity!

Many parents find if they attend to their babies need for close contact with their parents from birth, their children become secure within themselves. This style of parenting is sometimes called attachment parenting. (more…)

February 28, 2007 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

Book Review: My Brother Jimi Jazz

crowning.jpgThis children’s book is a delight for the senses as it embraces you with it’s vibrant illustrations and the joy of a new baby being born at home. Trinity is welcoming a new baby brother, Jimi Jazz into the family. The book is written and illustrated by Chrissy Butler — artist, author, mama, and doula (trained by Dr Michel Odent). (more…)

February 27, 2007 at 10:46 pm Leave a comment

The Year of the Fire Pig 2007 By Kristine Gibson

February 18th 2007 to February 6th 2008
The Year of the Fire Pig is going to be a fantastic year for some, a year of celebration for many and a few challenges for others. This year is Fire, the colour is red, and so, a Red Fire Pig is very powerful indeed considering the gentle Yin energy that usually encompasses the Pig Year. The Pigs fixed ruling sign is Water, so we have a Year of Fire over Water. There is a power behind this association that can get out of control. Even though the gentle Yin energy of the Pig denotes harmony, the opposition of Fire and Water can and will transform into volatile situations if you allow it. Perhaps we will see some unstable conditions on an international scale during the year. Opposite things will happen, often to people and businesses that are usually stable. People will move to the west from the east, others will move from the east to the west. The same will apply with the northern and southern hemispheres. Some moves will seem so strange to the observer, but it will simply be an opposite turn of events. (more…)

February 27, 2007 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

Raising Media-Savvy Children

tv…advertising…..video…playstation…net nanny…palm pilots..DVDs…SMS advertising………OVERLOAD!!!! Our children consume a daily diet fed to them by marketers, advertisers and media designed for the lowest common denominator. How can we, as parents guide them how to ration their daily consumption and teach them how to consume it consciously with awareness and a questioning mind? (more…)

February 25, 2007 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

The Children’s Voice: Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit, Rio Centro, Brazil 1992

Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O., the Environmental Children’s Organisatin. We are a group of twelve and thirteen year olds from Canada trying to make a difference: Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler and me. We raised all the money ourselves to come six thousand miles to tell you adults you must change your ways. Coming here today, I have no hidden agandas, I am fighting for my future. (more…)

February 25, 2007 at 10:25 pm 1 comment

Book Review: Belly – A Birthing Journal

BellyFinally, an Australian publication which honours and celebrates the beauty of the pregnant body and the sacred nature of pregnancy and birth. Sarah Nicholson has created a journal full of inspiring works from artists, poets, photographers and writers all around the country who have been touched and inspired by their own initiation into the ancient mysteries and creative power of the female body. (more…)

February 25, 2007 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

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