Teresa A. Power Writes About The Importance of Yoga For Kids
In recent years, yoga has become a fad within the health-conscious community. It is often seen as a lifestyle choice, usually paired with a vegan diet and a picture perfect condo. Well, although this may just be a product of our collective obsession with Lululemon and social media's take on the yogi life, there is some truth to the madness. Though I am the first to admit that I myself am not much of a yoga fan (I prefer cardio and group sports) I have seen the way it can change a person, for the best, of course.
My mom loves yoga and is actually the first person that ever made me consider doing it myself – way back then, before it was cool. She explained to me that it was not only a form of exercise, but also a way of living – a step in the direction of a healthier life. My great aunt is a yogi also – she wakes up early every morning, does her stretches and starts her day – I've always admired her balance and peace of mind. She and my mom are two of the most centered people I know, and (ok) it may not be only because of yoga, but I do think it has had a big impact on who they are and what they believe in. Because of all of this, I believe very strongly in Teresa A. Power's message about the importance of children's yoga. Through education, exercise and creativity, she is helping kids follow a path towards a balanced and healthy life; is there anything better?
Teresa A. Power is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher, speaker and now best-selling author of The ABCSs of Yoga for Kids. A true ambassador of health and wellness, Teresa focuses her writing on children's yoga and its endless benefits. In fact, it is her whom we should thank for having started founded the first Annual International Kids' Yoga Day! This powerful author is based in the sunny LA, but often teaches yoga classes and workshops to children in schools and organizations around the country.
As Power's book is made for young children who cannot (and should not) yet grasp the concept of exercising to stay fit or to burn calories, the message is much more geared towards wellness and overall happiness. Through linear drawings and the ABCs, Teresa illustrates yoga positions that kids can easily practice; so your kid can can color away, do some yoga stretches and learn the ABCs, all at the same time!
Be sure to get your copy and stretch away with Teresa A. Power.