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Yoga for Children

Stephen J. Virgilio

Stephen J. Virgilio, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He has researched and studied childhood obesity and fitness education for over 30 years. He taught elementary physical education for six years before earning his doctorate from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fitness Education for Children : A Team Approach

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.—Ymber DelectoSince the early 1990s, parents, teachers, and administrators have been increasingly aware...

Breathing and Relaxation Exercises

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...This chapter provides ideas for teaching the most important skills of yoga for healthy and balanced living. These skills include helping students shift their attention and energy appropriately to yoga or any activity and helping students...

Scientific and Movement Principles of Yoga

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...In healthy and balanced living, the goal is to improve and maintain overall functional health-related fitness. Health-related fitness includes muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, and flexibility. In contrast...

Infusing Themes Into Yoga Classes

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga is a lifelong practice of healthy and balanced living. The teachings of yoga are universal and will help students enjoy a holistic activity that integrates the body, the spirit, and the mind. Yoga games offered here are examples...

Yoga Lesson and Unit Plans

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga is an exceptional activity for educating the whole child. With this intention, the yoga lesson plan should be designed to allow for flow and maximum participation and benefits for all students. A yoga lesson can follow a traditional...

Yoga

Doris L. Watson

Doris L. Watson, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of educational psychology and higher education at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Watson serves as assistant chair and graduate coordinator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian D. Clocksin

Brian D. Clocksin, PhD, is chairman of the department of movement and sports science and associate professor of movement and sports science at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. Clocksin previously taught at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, as an associate professor in the department of physical education and sport science, where he taught courses in physical education methods, adapted physical education, adventure education, and motor behavior. In addition to his teaching duties, Clocksin served as the graduate coordinator for the department of physical education and sport sciences. He also ran Moving and Shaking with Hofstra (MASH), an after-school physical activity program for fourth- through fifth-grade students that used the TPSR model. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Teaching Yoga for Life by Nanette E. Tummers (2009) is the primary resource for content in this chapter. In addition to having produced a tremendous and enormously user-friendly resource, Tummers has included a section in which she infuses...

Warm-Up, Active, and Cool-Down Poses

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...There are hundreds of yoga poses, or asanas, pronounced ah-san-nas. The asanas selected for this book are basic, with safety being of utmost concern. The word asana means to hold steady and comfortable. In yoga, growth occurs by challenging...

Teaching Effective Yoga Classes

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Parker Palmer states the following in his book The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life: “Many of us became teachers for reasons of the heart, animated by a passion for some subject and for helping people...

Yoga for Healthy, Balanced Living

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga provides experiences to develop healthy and balanced living through physical postures, breathing, and relaxation and also includes strategies to live a balanced and healthy life. This chapter discusses yoga’s philosophy and guidelines...

Why Our Students Need Yoga

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga has multiple definitions and images in Western culture. It may be assumed yoga is synonymous with images of slim bodies contorting into impossible pretzel-like poses; sweaty, exhaustive workouts; strange chanting in a trancelike state;...