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April 25, 2014

How Yoga & Meditation can Help your Children, with Edane Padme & Waylon Lewis.

Edane Padme Waylon Lewis

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon LewisHow Edane Padme teaches yoga & meditation to children.

 Edane Padme on Meditation:

“Who wouldn’t want to go the sun everyday.”

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The Benefits of Yoga for Children:

> Improves Strength and flexibility

> Increases self confidence and builds a positive self-image

> Increases emotional strength and builds inner strength

> Nourishes creativity

> Helps to balance body and mind

> Teaches self-acceptance and self love

> Increases sensory awareness and also general body awareness

> Expands awareness of nature, animals and the environment

> Builds co-ordination and balance

> Develops self discipline and self control

> Helps build concentration

> Helps us to stand more erect and feel taller by supporting a long and flex spine

> Fortifies all bodily systems: the skeletal, nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, hormonal and muscular systems. (Also improves understanding of anatomy.)

> Increases awareness of breathing and deepens the breath

> Encourages co-operation and team work

> Teaches how to relax and reduce stress

> Encourages compassion , generosity and respect

> Teaches how to find Inner Peace

Edane Padme is a yoga instructor teaching both children and adults. She teaches a mixture of Hatha, Kundalini and Kum Nye. Kum Nye is a Tibetan Relaxation Yoga that focuses on self-massage and light stretches.

She has been teaching Children’s Yoga for five years, in schools, day cares and weekend workshops. She has a workshop coming up in May for little girls, teaching them the importance of self-love and supporting each other. It’s a Girl’s Empowerment class where they learn at an early age that there is no need to compete with each other and no reason to tear each other down. They learn to trust, to be open and to support each other through partner yoga poses, games, art and meditation. They also get a little booklet on how to build an enlightened society by taking care of themselves, others and the world.

Yoga is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school, socially, academically and the pressure of competitive organized sports. It is easy for girls and boys to become overly self critical and lose confidence in themselves as they grow and change. Yoga is a great remedy. There is no judgement in a yoga class about how a child does a pose or plays a game. Doing a pose perfectly is not the aim of yoga, the purpose is to nourish a child’s inner strength and self acceptance.

This nurturing atmosphere encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop not only strength, co-ordination, flexibility and balance. Yoga also teaches body awareness, better focus, concentration and self confidence.

 

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Editor: Rachel Nussbaum

Photos: Edane Padme

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