Mandala Yoga is a wonderful way to combine movement with teamwork and learning with fun! If you can find space and a group of willing participants, you have all you need. This book provides simple instructions and photographs to serve as a guide so that you are able to visualize each step to create the final pose. A mandala is a circle, a circumference with a center point, which contains possibility! You are invited to explore the idea of a mandala through movement, to become part of an intertwined circle with others, to experience group dynamics and teamwork, and to stretch and strengthen in both body and mind. The mandala poses are fun and accessible for people of all ages. In addition to the multiple health benefits of yoga, there is also a sense of magic that occurs when a group of people work together toward a common goal. You do not need to be super fit or flexible to experience Mandala Yoga. Most of the poses require simple movements, which are supported by proper placement rather than muscles. The book is organized so that the more challenging poses are found toward the end, so you can build in strength, flexibility, and coordination over time. Make a circle and let the fun begin!
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About the Author
Juniper Bowers is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed secondary educator who has been teaching for over 20 years. She began her career in education as a high school Spanish teacher. When Juniper received her Yoga training at Inner Gate Yoga, she was drawn immediately to teaching yoga to children. Her first yoga curriculum for kids, InterActive Anatomy, combines the study of anatomy through movement. Juniper began teaching InterActive Anatomy as a summer program class and eventually began teaching the class at Aldo Leopold Charter High School in Silver City, NM as an elective. The class evolved to become Mandala Yoga, which includes group yoga and team building exercises, along with the study of mandalas, art, sacred geometry, and even rhythmic clapping games and "brain gym." This book is a compilation of the poses created by the class. Juniper lives in Mimbres, New Mexico, with her husband Daniel and her two kids, Escher and Semilla. She loves to practice Yoga and Thai massage/Rossiter and has written three yoga curriculums for children: InterActive Anatomy, Mandala Yoga, and Alphabet in Action.