March 20, 2012

Up Dog, Down Dog

I have been doing a fitness challenge with friends this month.  Here's how it works as my friend Afton puts it "You make your own goal. Whatever you want. Then we make you pay if you screw up."  Well, My goal is to go to a yoga class everyday (except Sunday) this month.

So, there has been a lot of Yoga going on around here.  My 6 year old ever precocious and coordinated has been doing some yoga of her own. 


 We got this book from the library The ABC's of Yoga for Kids by Teresa Ann Power.  She has been having a great time doing yoga on her own.  I will find her with my old mat spread out carefully following the instructions in the book.  Some of the poses have been given different names to fit the ABC theme but the little verses help the kids remember how to do each pose.


Yoga has been great for me physically and mentally.  I feel great!  I don't usually get to say that. What I love about it is that I get a good workout without the high impact.  I have never been much of a MOVER, exercise and I have never been friends.  I like to walk because I like the scenery, I like to bike because I like to feel the wind in my hair, I swim because I am part fish, I love to dance because it is dancing, but exercise for exercise sake?  No way.  I do like to be in touch with my body, I want to be healthy and I have felt the need to be stronger physically and this has been such a good fit for me.  I love that my daughter wants to join me in this journey.


You can find Samurai Mom enjoying scorpion pose but dreading chair pose in Portland, Oregon as well as at www.samuraimom.com

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Snickerdoodle Smith said...

I'm right there with you! For me exercise needs to have purpose or it just seems like a waste of time. Luckily I have a dog that NEEDS to run, and a yard that NEEDS to be tended. Oh, and three kids to keep up with. Yep, I'm in the best shape of my life, lol!

Rachael from LIFESTYLES OF THE CRAZY AND INSANE said...

"You can find Samurai Mom enjoying scorpion pose but dreading chair pose" As a yoga lover myself, this totally made me laugh, give me any position, but not chair! Can't wait to get and read that book to my two little girls.

Rachael from LIFESTYLES OF THE CRAZY AND INSANE said...

"You can find Samurai Mom enjoying scorpion pose but dreading chair pose" As a yoga lover myself, this totally made me laugh, give me any position, but not chair! Can't wait to get and read that book to my two little girls.

pepper said...

Love this! My 5 year old son and I do yoga from this book every week, being yogi's is the best.