Executive Director Rob Schware talks with the Yoga Service Council Vice President Jennifer Cohen Harper for The Huffington Post Blog to learn how her organization, Little Flower Yoga, is helping children to build resilience and find emotional balance through yoga and mindfulness.
“The capacity to pay attention is directly tied to emotional balance. Kids have to feel good to access the part of themselves that is capable of focus and good decision-making. Yoga improves both of these in a way that is fundamentally appealing to children–through their bodies and through direct experience.”
– Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project
Click here to read more of Jennifer’s thoughts on how parents and teachers can help kids to integrate daily yoga and mindfulness practices into their lives.
Want to learn more? Check out Jennifer’s newly released book, Little Flower Yoga For Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance. Written for parents and kids, and also very helpful for teachers. the book outlines simple yoga exercises that help children learn to pay attention, balance their emotions, and improve their physical fitness. Click here to download a sample chapter.