YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD™ IN THE TRUCKEE MEADOWS 2008
In 1998 Kathy Randolph saw an ad for the book Yoga for the Special Child in Yoga Journal and ordered it. It arrived out of the first printing in English, since it was written by Sonia Sumar in her native language Portuguese. Kathy read it in one weekend, and immediately signed up to take the Yoga for the Special Child training in July of 1999, the next available class. She started teaching...continued
YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD™
By Kathy Randolph, Certified Practitioner
Hatha yoga is an ancient set of physical and mental practices designed to bring the body, mind and breath into balance. In the physical postures, called asanas, we gain control of the body by increasing flexibility, balance, strength, and motor coordination while toning muscle and nerve groups and benefiting the organs and endocrine glands. In the breathing exercises, called pranayama, we learn to breathe fully and efficiently, increasing oxygenation of the brain, the release of toxins from the body, and clarity and focus of mind...continued
“A human being is a part of the whole that we call the universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This illusion is a prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and our attention for only the people nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature.” – Albert Einstein
“I will not live an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance to live,
So that what came to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom.
And that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.”
- Dawna Markova - Thanks Bob!