Continuing with our Bully Free series in honor of October Bully Awareness month, we learn and find other solutions to what bullies and victims of bullying can do to release the anger and anxiety that comes with bullying and being bullied. Yoga is a great way for adults/teens/kids to learn to be calm and compassionate towards others.
Yoga and Bullying
Many organizations are participating in creating programs for teens and adults that have been victims of bullies or have caused the bullying. One of them is Calming Kids, based in Boulder, CO and provides yoga programs for children from K to High School. Yoga Gangsters in Miami, FL a nonprofit organizations works with youth that had been victims of violence, addiction, incarnations, etc. to show them how Yoga can help them improved their lives and how to deal with these issues.
Where Can Kids/Teens Do Yoga?
Many city yoga studios offer classes for children and teens. City programs such as the ones above, can be found in many cities and towns to help your community. If your city/town doesn’t have an organization or yoga studio to help your community, contact local Yoga teachers that may want to start a program to help the community. Yoga Gangsters offers certifications for yoga teachers interested in learning to help empower their community’s youth. Some of the largest gyms will offer yoga classes at a reasonable price and you may be able to enroll both you and your teen.
If you or your child/teen is interested in trying yoga, YouTube has a great library of yoga videos to practice at home. Starting with a simple yoga routine can help you and your child get a feel for it.
Remember to Buy your Spiritual Blox. Keep it near you. And read it all the time like this:
“When I am SPIRITUAL, I have Hope, Faith, Support, and Love!” If you see it and read it, you will believe it and become it!!!
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