The Bendy Blog


Frustrated Child with School Books

Stop the Homework Hassle

Children today are busier than ever. This morning, my 9 year old son woke up early, ate breakfast, went to school for 7 hours, had a snack, played outside with a friend, rushed to lacrosse practice, ate dinner, got ready for bed, read a few pages in his favorite book ...
Group of Preschool Children

Lessons from Preschool Yogis

Create a Routine In my experiences with preschoolers, I’ve embraced the freedom to keep classes simple. For example, the first thing I did was create a simple routine: a ritual opening, a set of warm-up exercises, a few poses that relate to a theme (this is the variety from week ...
Children Doing Partner Pose While Sitting

Yoga in the Classroom: Promote Creativity, Comprehension, and Focus

As teachers, how do we harness our students' energy for productivity within the confines of the classroom environment? Yoga breaks can really help those high-energy students by giving them the tools to calm themselves and focus while at the same time channeling that energy in more appropriate and functional ways  I’ve ...