Exercise is a big part of our daily routine. We love to go walking or jogging with friends in the morning and in the evenings when The Mister gets home from work we usually head outside with our bikes or go bouldering. JDub loves riding his bike and climbing for sure. Before bed each night we stretch out before story time. Sometimes we use the foam roller or just each chose a favorite yoga pose.
April 8th is the 1st Annual Kids’ Yoga Day. School children around the world will be dedicating 5 minutes of their morning to practicing yoga poses and learning about how yoga is beneficial to them. I’m currently reading through The ABC’s of Yoga for Kids and learning all about why this is a great practice for JDub to do with us, as well as how to make it fun for him!
Here are a few tips to make Yoga for Kids easy and fun for the whole family.
- Designate a special time each day to spend stretching and practicing your poses. Routine is great for kids and it gives them something to look forward to.
- Purchase their own yoga mat. No, you don’t need a special mat to practice these moves, but kids will take ownership in the equipment and it will be special to them and their routine.
- Let them chose the music! I love to have a favorite jam playing when we stretch. Involve them by having them chose their favorite music to practice to.
- Have fun and be silly! Have the kids pick out their favorite poses and when you are done, let them jump around and get the wiggles out.
What is your families favorite way to exercise together?