Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yoga for Kids

My five year old loves to do yoga.  We do it at home watching dvds and he uses one of my yoga mats.  He's so into it lately that I thought I'd look around for yoga stuff related to children and I found a couple of very cool things to get kids excited about yoga.  I love this PEACEFUL PIGGY YOGA book.   My son has been looking at my Sivinanda Yoga book copying poses and while that is great, this gives more doable poses and puts them across in a kid friendly sweet way.    I love that MacLean has made yoga so exciting to both boys and girls.  Ballerina's do it and so do cowboys and athletes.  She also explains the different ways we benefit from yoga such as improving flexibility and peace of mind.        
Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards)  
YOGA PRETZELS, from Barefoot Books is a wonderful must have tool to get kids interested in yoga and for those who already practice.   It's a deck of colorful over sized cards that have illustrations and steps to achieve poses as well as fun games, cute animals and a little fold out booklet with yoga-tips.  How fun to randomly pick a card and do the pose.  You can make a game out of it, pick one each day, use them as a fun treat.  The cards are easy to read and understand, visually fabulous, and would be perfect at home, or in the class room or yoga studio. 

As for the mat, there are kids mats out there, but they're harder to find than adult mats.  Check out these cute yoga mats for kids from Yoga Direct.  It's much more fun for a child when they have their very won gear.  Wouldn't it be great to start off the new year with mommy and me yoga practice at home?


HiHoRosie said...

I so want to do yoga with my son one day. It's always been the plan since before he was born. Can't wait!

Eco Mama said...

Sounds great HiHoRosie! They love it.
Eco Mama