Archive for April, 2011

Add A Little Sunshine To Your Yoga – Sun Breath & Stretch

One of my favorite YouTube clips of little kids doing yoga is from Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga. Being inspired to try it out, I made some suns and  used them in my OMazing Kids Yoga group at the JD McCarty Center. It was OMazing how a prop as simple as a paper sun helped the kids get both arms up, to imitate breathing out “loud/fast” vs. “soft/slow”, and to stretch by moving their suns in different directions. Here is a PDF of the suns I used : small and large suns printable for Sun Stretch & Breath – yoga or you could have kids draw & cut out their own.

YouTube video – Full of Joy Yoga kids – Sun Breath: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYJ7s-nwa24

Thanks Lani for adding some sunshine to my kids yoga! You can follow her blog at: http://fullofjoyoga.blogspot.com/, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Full-of-Joy-Yoga/284744186246 or find her online at http://fullofjoyoga.com/.

I’m passing the sunshine along to you so you can share the joyful sun 🙂

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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How yoga assists children with Autism – Yoga in My School Blog Talk Radio interview with Barbara Gini of BodyLogique

                                                                                                     

An interview about the benefits of yoga for kids with autism – it was OMazing!

Founder of BodyLogique, Barbara Gini discusses yoga for children with autism spectrum disorders. This in depth interview includes common adaptations of yoga poses and breathing exercises, techniques to improve sensory integration and ways to promote social interaction. Teachers, parents, therapists and aides who work with children with autism will greatly benefit from Barbara’s wealth of expertise.

On Original Air Date on Blog Talk Radio with Yogainmyschool.com: April 6, 2011

http://yogainmyschool.com/2011/04/06/yoga-for-autism-with-barbara-gini/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-for-autism-barbara-gini/id369773913?i=92822960

(P.S. I am currently looking into funding options to bring Barbara here to present in Oklahoma so we can learn from her OMazing expertise! )

Kids learn yoga through play

Kids learn yoga through play

The children prowled like jungle cats, held hands to create a tree canopy and sprinted like cheetahs through the savannah.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/mar/30/CWOPENO1-kids-learn-yoga-through-play/life/

Free Music for Massage, Meditation & Yoga (Exclusive Amazon Digital Sampler) – free for a limited time

  Music for Massage, Meditation & Yoga (Exclusive Amazon Digital Sampler) – free for a limited time

  http://www.amazon.com/Massage-Meditation-Exclusive-Digital-Sampler/dp/B004QT0IUI/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302112705&sr=301-1

Kids’ Brains On Yoga – How kids doing yoga can help them develop healthy brains

 
 
 
 
 
How Kids Yoga Teachers Can Apply Brain Science to Their Classes | Young Yoga Masters

http://www.youngyogamasters.com/2011/04/03/kids-brains-on-yoga/

OMazing Kids Yoga on Yogafinder.com

I just listed OMazing Kids Yoga on Yogafinder.com (http://www.yogafinder.com/yoga.cfm?yoganumber=36022) and several other free listing websites.

I am trying to think of all the ways I can to get the word out there that we are doing yoga for kids.

I am especially passionate about spreading the word about using yoga as a supplemental therapy for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Even more so this month since April is Autism Awareness Month. I have seen first hand how kids on the Autism spectrum have benefited from yoga 🙂

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Kids Yoga – Time for RECESS – TulsaPeople – November 2009 – Tulsa, OK

Cool collaborative effort for kids yoga in Tulsa, Oklahoma between RECESS a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Tulsa (www.recessforhealth.org), Project Creates, YMCA and Tulsa Children’s Museum

Time for RECESS – TulsaPeople – November 2009 – Tulsa, OK.

http://www.tulsakids.com/?q=child/school/recess-more-play