The Bendy Blog


Donut with Sprinkles

The Donut Debacle

The group leader of my team (at my corporate job) brought in a special treat for everyone... festive decorated donuts! They looked delicious with green frosting, clovers and sprinkles! As other members of the team enjoyed their yummy donuts, she shared a story with us from her previous place of ...
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Graphic: Happy New Year

New Beginnings

I am met by five sets of bright eyes, all expectantly waiting to begin our yoga practice in the New Year! The list of things to do during our class runs through my mind as I set up. Will we work with our breathing buddies? Practice yummy ohms (oh so ...
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Three Children Laughing and Singing

Family Connection

Around the holidays we get the opportunity to see family and friends we have not seen in a while. After the initial excitement wears off, the kids are often looking for something to do. If it is cold, outdoor activities are limited. That is when we can pull out some ...
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Hannakah Lights

“I am the Light” Meditation

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this free meditation from YogaKids co-founder Don Wenig.  ...
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Bees on Flowers

The Beauty and Brilliance of Bees

by Don Wenig Last spring I started a new adventure as a beekeeper. I’ve been cultivating a native wildflower garden for the past several years and who better to enjoy the flowers but the bees? Perhaps in return we’ll enjoy some of the honey they produce. This has been such a ...
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Girl in Lotus Pose

Changing the World… One YogaKid at a Time!

It is mid-summer and I am reminded of a story about a boy walking along the ocean. As he walked along, he would stoop down, pick up a starfish, and toss it back to the sea. Another beach visitor, upon seeing this, stopped the boy and asked why he was doing ...
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YogaKids Founder Marsah Wenig with Children

The Benefits of Yoga for Children

Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their ...
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sad child

Using the YogaKids Elements for Children with Depression

Depression is the most common mental health problem in the United States today. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, depression affects 17 million people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds. Rates of depression among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to ...
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Students Gossiping in Class

Questions for Your Words

Another Saturday of cleaning found me working to remove paper that somehow became stuck to the kitchen counter top. Actually more like glued. Irritating. I could scrub it off with lots of elbow grease, energy and sweat. Using lots of rigorous and repetitious effort. Or I could spray cleanser on ...
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Children Sitting in a Row

Karma and the Helper’s High

Karma means action or deed, but also the result of an action. Hindu spiritual teacher Sri Swami Sivananda said, “There is a hidden power in karma or action which brings in fruits of karmas for the individual. The consequence of an action is really not a separate thing. It is ...
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Cartoon Eye Doctor

EYE Love Yoga

Many of us read stories to our children from the moment they are born (or before) and celebrate when they begin to read on their own – it might even rank right up there with their first word, first step or riding a bike independently. When my youngest child was ...
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Smiling Girl

The Yin and Yang of a Child’s Life

“If every eight year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” –Dalai Lama Just think about that for a moment. My first yoga teacher training was for children. It was an extensive year-long program with almost three hundred hours in credit ...
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