027: Gail Silver, Author, on Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness To Children
October 21, 2015
I’m thrilled to share author Gail Silver with you. And we’re doing a giveaway of her book, “Peace, Bugs and Understanding,” so be sure to leave a comment on this page to enter to win!
Gail Silver, author of children’s books about mindfulness, director of Yoga Child, which brings yoga and mindfulness to Philadelphia schools. Mindfulness gives her permission to mess up sometimes. And know that’s okay.
Her book Anh’s Anger began with a quest to deal with her daughter’s tantrums. When she tried to help her daughter with anger, it set off her own issues with her own anger.
Gail shares about treating your anger as though it was a baby in need of your care; preparing for the adventure/challenge of motherhood through yoga and mindfulness; and dealing with work as an child-advocate attorney
She wanted to help children who had been abused and neglected. She was frustrated with the “system.” So she founded Yoga Child, an organization bringing mindfulness and yoga to Philadelphia city schools. Children say, “When I breathe out, the bad things go away.”
How has yoga and mindfulness helped parenting? “It works great when I’m doing it!” Listen to her yoga mat in the kitchen story! There will always be moments of chaos and difficulty.
Thanks so much for reading and listening!
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With warmth & lovingkindness,