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  • Rick Mc 9:33 am on April 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Yoga for kids 

    Calgary Herald:

    Bikram Yoga Northwest offers two different summer camps designed to teach kids the basics of yoga through fun, games, music, dance, crafts and play.

    Little Sprouts runs from July 16 to 20 and teaches kids age four to six about movement and posture through games involving storytelling, mimicking animals, drumming, chanting and role playing, among others.

    For the older kids, age seven to 11, Sprouts runs from July 23 to 27 and offers a more in depth focus on proper yoga technique though still with an eye towards fun.

    Read more …

    A new friend is recommends the training courses offered by Rainbow Kids Yoga out of Vancouver, Canada.

  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on November 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    old gymnasts never die … 

    Power Stretching and Easy Exercises by Shiro Tanaka

    In his late 50s, one of my first gymnastics mentors published his personal training program. He demonstrates all exercises himself in the home or office, using no special equipment.

    I asked Shiro he’d ever done Yoga. “Never.”, he replied.

    Like most of the old school gymnastics folks, he considers Yoga inferior to traditional gymnastics stretching. Shiro grew up with Tsukahara, one year younger.

    Shiro’s book is not available for sale anywhere, unfortunately. It was published by his University for internal use.

    But I’m inspired … just as Shiro inspired me as a gymnast and young coach. (In the late 1970s, he insisted we stretch every morning in the shower, to save time.)

    my photos of Shiro

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