"Sports are opportunities for children and youth to learn; they provide a “practice field” for life. For example, learning to work as a team teaches young children social skills that will help them in their growth as people, not just as athletes. For youth, participating in sports may develop teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline, and coping skills. Sports also can teach youth about sportsmanlike behaviors and respect for authority.." #startyoung ! #shesocuteeee
I was 20 years old when I stumbled into my first yoga class. Stumbling is no exaggeration, I was hung over from drugs and alcohol from the night before. When I woke up from Consecutive nights of partying, I knew I needed to make a change in my life because the road I was going down.. was a lost one. So I went to my first yoga class. I made it 10 minutes into the flow before I laid down in savasana and cried my eyes out for the next 50 minutes. That day changed my life. Yoga changed my life.
To say I wish I would have found yoga at an younger age is an understatement.
Which is why im proud to have partnered with @aloyoga for #AloGives
Alo Gives is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to bringing movement and mindfulness to kids of all ages.
Giving children the skills to move and breathe helps them learn to quiet their minds, mute negativity, amplify the positive, focus on learning in a clear-headed way and find calm in the midst of challenge, fear or frustration. These are powerful life-altering skills!
#AloGives is a free, Scholastic-approved 12-week course designed to be used in classrooms or at home to help introduce kids to the mental and physical skills necessary for this social and emotional learning to start happening.
12 weeks of daily movement and mindfulness exercises for kids taught by some of the most inspiring yoga teachers in the world.
Each video lesson is about 5 minutes long and doesn’t require a mat
Examples of themes: Be Flexible, Be Brave, Be Strong, Be Focused
Available to the public for free on www.alogives.com
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I borrowed Raigen's cape. Raigen participated by wearing her #Supergirl outfit to school. Her #batmangear was in the washing machine. I try to teach her about the world and I like to think I do an ok job. I've always talked to her about #differences and how to treat others. I've started reading these "learn about.." books. I don't quite think she understands but it's building a foundation for #acceptance and #understanding .