We have reached the later parts of the summer and the kids are getting a bit unruly. They start bickering with each other and (in my house at least) kicking each other. It is impossible to entertain the children every second of the day and I get it, they’re bored. Especially here in Phoenix where it really isn’t much fun to play outside when you don’t have a swimming pool.
To combat this phenomenon we decided to take a little time to do some yoga practice. Yoga is great for strength and flexibility but it is also really good at slowing the mind. Connecting your breath with your body and being intentional with what your focus is takes practice and concentration. I find it to be a great supplement to any sport, especially one that requires flexibility and focus like taekwondo. Kids are fascinated by their bodies and naturally proud of all of the things they are able to do. I find yoga to be a phenominal thing to practice with kids as they can challenge themselves in a way that other play doesn’t do.
Penelope prefers to follow along with a video and her favorite is Julia Jarvis. Julia has a ton of free videos on instant streaming through Amazon as long as you have Prime, and who doesn’t 😀 Even if you don’t care for Julia’s style, there are so many free options that you can try from the comfort of your own home. While they do have special videos with kids in mind, you might be surprised at how well a child can follow a regular practice video.
Hope everyone is well!! XOXO -Amber