Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hi Everyone!
Well, it's that time of year again...Youthful Yogis are dusting off their pencil cases, picking out new fall fashions and madly texting friends to see who is sitting where at lunchtime on the first day of school.

It's true, there's a lot going on and the last thing anybody needs in their head right now is....lingering questions about yoga! 

"I'd love to get organized for school but I still have a question about yoga!"

Please, Youthful Yogis, do not be late for the first day of school simply because you can't remember the name of that balancing pose you and your friend did on the lawn last week! Do not space out and leave your lunchbox on the kitchen table because you're busy figuring out if it's OK to teach grandpa how to do headstands after his chair yoga class (it's not)... give your brain a rest!

In fact, in order to keep our brains from overloading, I've decided to add a new section to the Youthful Yogis Blog: it's called "Youthful Yogis Q & A" and it's a way for you to ask lots of yoga-related questions so you can make space in your brain for other wonderful figuring out how in the world X relates to Y, maybe?

Seriously, math is so much fun!

A "Q & A Session", as you probably know, is a chance for folks to ask questions about specific topics. Sometimes the person asking the question shares their name, sometimes they stay anonymous. Either way, it's good to remember that if one person is wondering about something, then usually other people are wondering about it as well.

"I just know I'm not the only one who wants to know the Sanskrit name for Downward Facing Dog!"

                  So here it is, our very first session of "Youthful Yogis Q & A"......!!

Question: "My problem is with my mom...she likes to spend "quality time" with me on the weekends, which is cool. But, honestly? by the time mom's done with her Saturday morning yoga class, my friends have usually made plans and I really want to hang out with them.  I don't want to hurt mom's feelings...any suggestions?"

Answer: I would first like to compliment you for remembering that moms have feelings too, way to go! Now, about that "quality time"...why not suggest that you and your mom do yoga together? If you can stop scrunching up your face and looking like you might fly through the roof, I'll explain....

Many yoga studios offer yoga classes for kids and yoga classes for adults. If you are lucky, you might find a studio that offers classes for kids and adults together! It's really a lot of fun, honest.

"Family yoga is a blast!"

I happen to teach Family Yoga on Saturdays at a wonderful studio called The Yoga Tree. If you're ever in Tucson, AZ you should come check it out! See a schedule and find out about other great classes at the Yoga Tree on their website:

Doing yoga with your mom, grandma, or other favorite grown-up-type person is a perfect way to experience yoga while enjoying the company of someone you love. I hope you'll give Family Yoga a try, and tell me what you think!

Um, I'm not sure the Simpsons are actually doing yoga here, but...whatever!

That's all the time we have for now, Youthful Yogis. I hope you've enjoyed the very first "Youthful Yogis Q & A". You can re-visit this Q & A session and read more on the new page of this blog, just below the Youthful Yogis Listening Activities. Please feel free to submit questions for Q & A to: ....I'll try to get your questions answered, as long as they don't have to do with X relating to Y and all of that!


Take care and I'll see you again soon!


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