Namaste! Yoga for toddlers!

- November 22nd, 2010

Omm … OMG!

It turns out that my toddler daughter likes yoga. Loves it, even.

And with her innate flexibility, she’s much better at it than her dear ol’ Daddy – who has discovered his range of motion is severely lacking. Sigh.

Today we tried “Learn With Yoga ABC Yoga Cards for Kids” (for ages two and up) and absolutely had a blast.

The deck of 52 colourfully illustrated index cards – we actually only got to “N” (neck stretches) before her toddler attention span lost interest – provided some serious father-daughter bonding.

I’m sure we’ll continue at “O” (ocean breath) later. I need to mentally prepare myself for “W” (windshield wiper legs) and “Z” (zig zag). And I may have to double up on “Y” (yogic sleep) when we’re finished the deck.

But seriously, all 26 yoga poses in this deck are pretty basic. It’s simply a cool activity to do with your children, especially when frigid temperatures force you indoors.

And methinks it makes me a cool Dad in my daughter’s eyes.

Even if my downward dog pose pales in comparison to hers.

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4 comments

  1. Kids yoga offered in Raleigh and Cary at Evolve Movement Studios!

    Namaste Yoga in Cary (1003 high house road @ cary parkway) and Evolve Yoga (229 Bickett Blvd, Raleigh) offer yoga instruction through the highly acclaimed program YogaKids! Muliple age levels and sessions. New classes to start in both locations in the new year! http://evolvemovement.com/home/kids-programs

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks for a wonderful, informative review.

  3. Kids love yoga and it does make you a cool Dad. There are lots of ways to bring yoga to your children. If you are looking for tons of ideas for ages 3-17 check out http://www.yogainmyschool.com one of the most extensive websites on the topic.

  4. Blogomama says:

    Nice story. I teach freediving for families with babies and kids. And I use yoga as well. I see how children enjoy it. Thank you for such lovely site about yoga.

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