Tuesday, January 28, 2014

YOGA KIDS, WEEK THREE - DOUBLE BOAT

Are you ready to try a partner move? The girls are always begging to try the pink partner cards but these ones in my opinion are more advanced for them. Neither one has perfected balance and Rowan is still very limited in her flexibility (she still can't straighten her leg). Then when you get the two together those issues plus the fact that Rowan over powers Stella in strength - It will be a process for them to get more comfortable and fluid at the partner ones.

Double boat was a fun one to start with but had them both in giggling fits each time they toppled over. It was almost impossible to implement any sort of breath with it. So this time we just had fun stretching and getting our sillies out!
See Stella trying to do her breathing and she was all blurry and giggly!
(Per the Yoga Pretzels card for DOUBLE BOAT)
1. "We sit up tall." Bend knees, touch toes and hold hands.
2. "We press our right soles and balance." Lift legs, soles of right feet pressing.
3. "We press out left soles and balance."
4. "We make a boat." Straighten both legs and arch back.

As with any balance pose, focus, breathe and move slowly, one step at a time. If you fall, roll and laugh and start again.

Try different positions with your legs to create different kinds of boats. Stay afloat as long as you can!

Did you try it? What did you think? I can't wait for Tim to get home so we can try it!
xoxo melissa

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