From time to time, we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live fit, live healthy, live green and live happy. Here are this week’s finds.
Friday Fun Video
The Future Victory School is only the second school in Sub-Saharan Africa to host a multifunctional playground by the Learning Landscape Network. Construction of the Learning Landscape is done with all recycled materials — primarily recycled tires — and built entirely with hand tools.
What’s unique about the Learning Landscape is that while it can be also used for physical activities, the games specifically designed for the playground teach math and critical thinking skills. (The Learning Landscape Network)
Bernice Bates began practicing and teaching hatha yoga around 1960. Today, at 91 years young, she not only still practices yoga, she still teaches! And she doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon… (msnbc.com)
“It’s true that everything we really need to know we can learn from our dogs,” says Kathryn Budig. Read her tips on how to perform your best Downward Dog and you’ll see what she’s talking about! (Women’s Health)
Replacing retributive justice with restorative justice for inmates in over-crowded prisons is what James Fox, founder of Prison Yoga Project, advocates through his yoga class programs.
“Yoga and meditation help prison inmates develop important emotional skills like impulse control and willpower – both of which can prevent someone from seeking out a drug fix or pulling out a weapon in moments of stress,” says Fox. (The Christian Science Monitor)
Check this list of five things that make a great yoga teacher and see how you stack up! (MindBodyGreen)