Posts Tagged ‘toddler yoga’

Little witnesses are great for healthy habits

IMG_7852Ever since my son has been old enough to mimic and comment on my every move, I’ve had to really pay attention to the type of behavior that I’m modeling for him.  I never wanted to be one of those people who doesn’t ‘walk the walk’ but like most humans, I’m not perfect.  Sometimes I choose a good movie over a yoga class and my sweet tooth attempts to control my every decision.  I’m OK with not being perfect but my little toddler doesn’t get explanations like ‘Mommy gets an extra cookie because she’s had a rough day.’  I am now forced to behave as if someone’s watching me all day long, because there is someone watching me all day long!

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Yoga life lessons for a 2 year old (and beyond)

Yoga life lessons for toddlersA few weeks ago, I posted about doing yoga ‘with’ (or mostly just in front of) my toddler- check out the article here if you missed it.  I understand that to truly reap the benefits of any long-term practice, one must be choosing to do it, not having a neurotic parent force it on them (“It’s for your own good!”).  That said, I’m delighted when Kyan chooses to sit with me and simply breath or mimic my poses.  At his age, he definitely seems to have the most fun with the physical aspect of yoga and like any kid, loves the animal poses.  I’m reminded how during my yoga for kids teacher training, we More

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What I learned from 10 days of yoga with my toddler

kyan1On an average day, yoga plays a small but important role.  My home practice is usually limited to Kyan’s nap time, after I eat lunch and respond to emails.  I practice in my room either in silence or to very quiet music (so that I don’t wake him), alone (well, with 2 cats who may or may not take an interest).  I choose to practice alone in order to practice the cliche of ‘me time’.  Being alone is the only way that I can temporarily forget about everything going on in my world, all of my responsibilities, and just relax into my body and breath.  I cherish this time.

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