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Mindful : February 2014
Check out Elisha Goldstein’s Q&A with Amy Saltzman at mindful.org/saltzman Kids can teach us a lot about being present, because more often than not, they’re right in the moment. But with all the distractions in our modern world, that may be changing, and ways to teach children how to stay present through yoga and meditation are becoming more popular. The nonprofit organization Mindful Schools, for example, teaches parents, educators, and psychologists in 41 states how to share mindfulness techniques with young people. “Because of our high- paced, media-saturated culture, children at younger and younger ages—as well as adults—need support in unplugging, slowing down, and connecting to their inner life,” says Amy Saltzman, a holistic physician and mindfulness coach who helped found the Association for Mindfulness in Educa- tion. She is one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth conference at the University of California–San Diego Center for Mindfulness, which con- venes in February. Saltzman’s new book, A Still Quiet Place: A Mindful- ness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emo- tions, available in March, lays out her program for teaching mindfulness and inquiry to children ages five and up. She sees a growing interest in schools but says her tech- niques are useful for parents at home, too. “The best way to share mindfulness with our children is through our own mindful, loving presence,” says Saltzman, “being mind- ful when we are with them.” She suggests letting your child be your guide and keep- ing the practices short and sweet. “It’s important to be aware of your own agenda,” she adds. “If you find you are pushing, it’s wise to back off and devote more time and energy to raising your own awareness, so that you can meet challenging moments with your child with as much grace as possible.” ● Let Your Child Be Your Guide now 18 mindful February 2014 PHOTOGRAPH©ISTOCK.COM/DIGITALSKILLET