Teaching toddlers yoga is a beautiful gift. Lo is trained in “Kidding Around Yoga.” KAY encompasses the 5 branches of yoga in a clear engaging method. Calming your child through storytelling, singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, and limbo‐ing ALL while practicing yoga to original KAY music.
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Once the little cuties had learned that we do yoga in order to prepare our bodies for meditation, we put on our imaginary yoga glasses. Flipping these fake glasses set us up for our fingers to kiss, forming mudras, which we placed on our laps. We repeated our mantra, “Peace Begins With Me” 4x. We then whispered it four times, and silently chanted in our minds for the final four repetitions. As we said each word, we touched our thumb to kiss alternating fingers, keeping the kids in a rhythm of sorts.
Once I realized that these tots meant business, it was time to move it move it. We warmed up with some silly stories that correlated with age-appropriate yoga poses. This class wasn’t all unicorns and fairies, though. I led them through three rounds of sun salutations, each one adding on a more challenging pose. They loved the challenge and I loved their attitudes! All of the poses were brand new to them. Even still, there was no second-guessing or negative self-talk. They just went for it! If they fell, they got back up. I’m starting to think that toddlers truly are the perfect students.