I used to love doing yoga while I was pregnant and took yoga classes at the gym before I met Greg. I have been meaning to get back to it but have found it challenging when I am home with the Sugar Snaps. So, I bought a yoga for kids video to pique the Sugar Snaps’ interest. I have many videos of adults doing yoga already. When Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga Stories decided to do a yoga series with many bloggers doing yoga with their kids, I jumped at the chance to put the video to use and start us out doing yoga as a family. She assigns a pose a month to work on. That is a perfect pace for us right now and the inspiration I needed to get started!
They were all amused by downward facing dog. Since we have a new puppy, they loved the idea that the pose is similar to what dogs do naturally to stretch. It was interesting to see their varying levels of flexibility. Grayson has been doing his own version of Downward Facing Dog since he was a baby. We always thought he would take well to yoga as he seems to be naturally flexible. Grayson is in the orange shirt below and I do think he is a natural!
Here is Grayson when he was 8 months old doing his version of Downward Facing Dog:
We are looking forward to practicing Downward Facing Dog and trying out the new poses each month. Have you practiced yoga with your children? I’d love to hear from you. Comments are always welcome.