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Professor Releases Book on Yoga

 Written by Allison Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Yoga for Life by Nanette Tummers.JPG "Teaching Yoga for Life"

 

Willimantic, Conn. - Nanette Tummers, professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, is author of a new book, "Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living." The book aims to help children become more confident and self-directed, guide them to manage stress more effectively and use holistic approaches to enrich students' lives. The book provides clear, step-by-step directions and ample illustrations to present each of the activities and lessons. "Teaching Yoga for Life" also includes information on the scientific and movement principles of yoga, anatomy and physiology of breath, breathing and relaxation exercises, and understanding yoga in the global spectrum.

"Yoga is gaining popularity in schools and community programs for good reason," said Tummers. "It provides an antidote to our fast-paced, technology-based society in which we never stop to relax, dig deeper, and learn more about ourselves and the world around us."

Tummers has been teaching human movement, including yoga for 30 years. She has taught older adults, students in after-school programs for obese adolescents and girls at risk, women in recovery, mentally challenged adults and athletes. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

"Teaching Yoga for Life" is available online at www.humankinetics.com.

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