Yoga and Children: A Path to Mindfulness

“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne

One can always count on Pooh to remind us of what’s truly important.
Those of us that work with children (pediatricians, teachers,
therapists, and of course, parents) – if we are paying attention – are
constantly reminded that children naturally tend to be “in the moment.”
We lose that presence as we age and start to worry more about what came
before and what will be. One of the costs of growing older may be a
decline in mindfulness, the ability to “be here now,” as Yogi Ram Dass
famously urged over 40 years ago.

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