Today, in the 1st of our 2 part series with Tara, we have an amazing talk with Tara and I!
Honestly, the rapport, to joyousness, the open and sweet raw truth of our conversation left me energized and wanting to just keep talking!
A warm spirit full of conscious parenting thoughts and reminders of being yourself, of bringing in your passions and integrating them into daily life with your kids really hit a chord in me! Back in Prague, the most joyous days El and I had was when we just danced, did yoga together and lived life together doing what we BOTH love.
I am all about listening to your own music and showing and experiencing together. I honestly think kids like it even more than the mainstream “expected things” that parents often suffer through.
Thank you Tara for all the incredible reminders!
I also really loved how Tara was soooo real about thinking the National Geographic mail about doing the YOGA ANIMALS book was a joke! Always remember that we are ALL JUST HUMAN and celebrities get excited like the rest of us!.. This warmed my smile, so much. Because from the outside.. Tara is rocking it!
More words from Karen Engler about Tara:
Just in time for International Yoga Day (June 21st) & Social Distancing
National Geographic Kids
Tara Stiles author of,
Yoga Animals: A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses
A 2016 report in Harvard Health Publishing showed 37 million Americans practice yoga, an increase of almost 50 percent since 2012, and one out of four people believe “yoga is good for you. More people are turning to the practice of yoga via the internet as social distancing has been in effect. Several studies back up the belief that yoga can help manage health conditions that put people at higher risk of COVID-19 by improving cardiovascular fitness and flexibility and reducing stress, anxiety and pain.
National Geographic Kids has teamed up with celebrated Yoga instructor and author, Tara Stiles in an effort to include the kiddos : Yoga Animals: A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses. Stiles was named the “Coolest Yoga Instructor Ever” by Vanity Fair. The Strala Yoga founder assures yogis young and old to have fun, go with the flow and do what feels right.Itis sure to cure coronavirus cabin fever, not to mention, inspire young ones to get moving, practice mindfulness, and calm down during a long, socially-distanced day.
“Animals, action, and accurate information—packaged for kids. A winner.” – Kirkus
- How yoga benefits kids (in general and) while we are physically distancing
- The bonding potential of yoga for the whole family
- Why it’s important to have fun while doing yoga
- How kids learn to go with the flow during yoga
- Why it’s important to do what feels right during yoga
- Yoga tips for beginners — of all ages
- Why mimicking the natural movement of animals is a perfect way to teach kids yoga
- How yoga’s ability to teach children techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, can help them navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease
Get ready to reach like a giraffe, curl up like a cat, and bounce like a bunny! Rhyming text and stunning photos of animals in their natural habitats encourage young yogis to stretch along with nature-inspired yoga poses. Learn all about your favorites animals, practice mindful movements, and unleash your inner animal. National Geographic Kids and Stiles created a fantastic pose-by-pose picture book for young yogis that feature animal-inspired stretches and movements.
Wishing you a beautifully Imperfectly “moving with ease” Day!