Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living
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Yoga is gaining popularity in schools and community programs for good reason: It provides an antidote to our fast-paced, technology-based society in which we never stop to relax, dig deeper, and learn more about ourselves and the world around us.
Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can employ a simple, safe, and pragmatic method for yoga instruction even if youve never taught it before. The clear, step-by-step directions and ample illustrations make it easy for you to present each of the activities, lessons, and 52 poses included in the book.
Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can
These lessons are based on a holistic approach that focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yoga. The book introduces basic yoga philosophy in simplified take-home messages that help students live better lives. It also explains how yoga can enrich students health and why it should be a vital part of their lives. Yoga students commonly
This visual and user-friendly book is based on applied research and evidence from piloted programs, and it applies the pedagogical standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The book supplies lessons and unit plans, and youll learn all about the basic physical poses, breathing techniques, play, visualizations, and relaxation methods. Youll also discover how to teach yoga effectively and learn the science and movement principles behind yoga.
Teaching yoga can help you create a safe and relaxed atmosphere for students. You can use a multiple-intelligence approach to engage all of your students, particularly those who dont enjoy traditional sport-based activities. Yoga requires little or no equipment and can be adapted to anyones needs. It helps people slow down and discover, or rediscover, who they are. Best of all, anyone can do it. With the expert guidance and practical approach of this text, yoga can revitalize your classroom and your students.
Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. She has been teaching human movement, including yoga, for 30 years. She has taught yoga to various populations, including older adults, students in afterschool programs for obese adolescents and girls at risk, women in recovery, mentally challenged adults, and athletes.
Dr. Tummers is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been a peer reviewer of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and the Journal of Health Education.
Reference for physical educators from K through 12 and for recreation and youth leaders. Also a reference for classroom teachers and afterschool program leaders.