When I first started teaching kids’ yoga, I felt nervous, unprepared (even though I had written out an entire script) and intimidated by the idea of handling a room full of extremely energetic five-year-olds.
I brought along my guitar—honestly as kind of a crutch, since as a lifelong musician it was kind of like holding a teddy bear.
When it was time to teach the sun salutation, I didn’t really know what to say (again, even though I had written out a lengthy and kind of ridiculous script).
So I just started singing. “Stretch up high, wave to the sun…”
Now, with nearly a million streams, children the world over have learned the sun salutation with my song “Dance for the Sun.”
(The sun salutation improves strength, flexibility and circulation, releases tension in the body, and is calming, grounding, and FUN for kids.)
Turns out that the combination of music and movement is so incredibly engaging that it became immediately clear: this was the way I was going to teach children’s yoga, and my first album was born.
Cover illustration by Edna Cabcabin Moran.