Yoga for Student Athletes

This month's Fox 4 segment topic was "Yoga for Student Athletes" so I borrowed a Sporting KC Academy player to go on air with me.  Leading up to that morning, I spent a lot of time trying to narrow down which poses were the MOST important for young athletes.  I know how quickly 3-4 minutes of live TV can go so I was set on choosing three poses.  The night before the segment, I discussed my selections with my husband and he agreed with the importance of them.  Then I told him I really felt like it would be most important to include a breathing exercise even though poses are easier to demo on air.  I fully expected him to tell me to stop worrying and stick with my plan...because A. I worry a lot and B. he was busy cutting video for his players.  WRONG! 

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Comfort Zones

During my 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Training, I remember the looks I received when the words "I never want to teach adults" came out of my mouth.  My peers and teachers let me know with their eyes that I was not being very open-minded.  But somehow it was okay for these same teachers to have zero interest in teaching yoga to children.  Double standard?  Regardless, I had no desire to teach adults and was sticking to it...I was dedicated (and still am...duh) to sharing yoga with as many children as possible. 

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Tech Neck Relief

I could not get this pic that a friend posted of her teenager and their friends ON VACATION out of my head.  I'm sure it evokes a lot of thoughts for you guys, but my mind immediately goes to those poor little necks!!  Not going to debate screen time in this post.  Just not going there because it is a reality whether I like it or not that children as young as ten years old are frequently on their devices.  So....

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Meddy Teddy (Product Review)

At some point last year we began following Meddy Teddy on Instagram. We marveled at how this bear was always in the top #kidsyoga posts and became highly intrigued with the company and the photogenic stuffed bear.

The bear was ordered as a gift for my daughter in early September 2016.  We were already having dialogue with the owner Mike about an event possibility and received a quick casual message from him that the bear would be more of a "holiday thing" because they were having some manufacturing delays. I was disappointed but understanding..and was happy to know Meddy Teddy could be counted on as a Christmas gift for my daughter. A few months passed...still no Meddy Teddy.

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