Tuesday, January 21, 2014

YOGA KIDS, WEEK TWO - TURTLE + BRIDGE

Stella wanted to show two more of her favorites this week, a forward and a backward bend - She even pushed herself in Turtle! Nevermind the severe case of bed head that she is always sporting. This week I started looking into classes for her to take. I can't really help her beyond the Yoga Pretzel cards and Youtube searches and she seems to really want to challenge herself.

Rowan and Stella also tried out some partner poses unsuccessfully this week but I thought when they get them down we'll have to share those too. What a good sibling activity!

Next up we have Turtle + Bridge!
(Per the Yoga Pretzels card for TURTLE)
1. "I breath deeply." Sit with your feet together and knees apart
2. "I slide inside my shell." Lift your arms then slide them under your knees.
3. "I am protected." Place your hands on the floor outside your feet.
4. "I am a wise turtle." Round your back reach your head toward your feet.

"Turtles always have a safe, quiet space to go inside. So do you! What do you do there?"
(Per the Yoga Pretzels card for BRDIGE)
1. "I am relaxed and connected." Lie on your back, knees bent.
2. "I lift and lengthen." Curl your spine up, pressing down into your arms.
3. "I arch up to the sky." Arch your back as much as you can.
4. "I am a strong bridge." Join hands and press down to arch up higher.

"Bridges connect one thing to another. What do you connect to?"
xoxo melissa

4 comments:

melissa rohr said...

I love this little series! I need to look into those cards too! Not just for my kids but for myself. I have always wanted to learn more about yoga but have never knew how to approach it. This seems easy enough.

melissa rohr said...

Aw, how cute! I had no idea until recently that there was yoga for kids, but I'm attending a prenatal class at a studio where they also have "Itsy Bitsy Yoga" for moms and kids and I think it's so awesome!

I saw you over on Fran's blog today and wanted to stop by and say hi from a fellow Seattle blogger! :-)

melissa rohr said...

aww adorable. a little yogi :)

melissa rohr said...

This is precious!! You go, girl!!