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Yogakids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yogaby Marsha Wenig
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The innovative YogaKids(r) program offers more than just poses: It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education. The best-selling YogaKids(r) video (a Parent's Choice award winner) has been helping kids-and their parents-discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for more than seven years. With this book, Marsha Wenig's fun and child-friendly course is expanded and enriched for parents, teachers, and caregivers. YogaKids(r) presents more than 50 carefully selected poses, in clear, easy-to-follow, color photographs, paired with special activities that stimulate children's verbal, spatial, and artistic skills. The book includes special yoga routines to cover a multitude of common situations, such as calming down, getting ready for a test, or even riding in a car, as well as help for children with special needs. Parents learn the physical and emotional benefits of each pose; children discover that learning is fun, that exercise feels good, and that taking care of their bodies is easy. AUTHOR BIO: Marsha Wenig, R.Y.T., creator of YogaKids(r), is a certified yoga instructor and a "Yoga for the Special Child" graduate. As an expert in the field of yoga for children, she has written widely on the subject for Yoga Journal, Fitness, Parent Guide, and other publications. She is the cofounder and director, with her husband, Don Wenig, of YogaKids(r) International and Dancing Feet Yoga Center in Michigan City, Indiana.
Provides fifty selected yoga poses along with special activities designed to stimualate a child's verbal, spatial, and artistic skills.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125) and index.
The innovative "YogaKids" program offers more than just poses: It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education.
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