Little Miss Yoga

The Miss had been raving about a yoga session she'd had in class, and so when they had an after-school yoga activity at Safari Kid I brought her back... 

Since it's a toddler class, the teacher reads a story to them and then incorporates Yoga poses into the story...
It turns out.... she's a natural :)

It turns out.... she's a natural 🙂

We did the Tree Pose, with and without also balancing a bean bag on the toddler's head... (Balance being something that helps with their learning in the classroom...)

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Besides balance, another purpose of the yoga moves is to cross their midlines, the imaginary line drawn from the head to the feet that separates the left and the right halves of the body (because the left and right side of the brain have different purposes, the idea is for each hemisphere to communicate with the other, so as to facilitate learning and coordination...)

Hence the Miss is supposed to cross her arms around and then practice picking up the bean bag...

The Miss is supposed to cross her arms around and then practice picking up the bean bag, for eg...

A "mind jar" filled with sparkles that slowly sink, for some quiet...

A "mind jar" filled with sparkles that slowly sink, for some quiet time as the kids watch the swirls...

  And, predictably, all through the weekend..... IMG_6939 IMG_6940
I see trees.... And chicken satay...

I see trees.... And chicken satay...

Have a good week ahead, dears... Don't miss the satay for the trees 🙂

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    I will gladly miss the satay for the two adorable trees! 🙂 Super love the mommy and Miss Rockstar yoga duet pose.

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      Haha thanks… first lesson (as is often the case with her) was pretty smooth… second lesson she was starting to revert to her true self – which is being a monkey in these classes 😀 To the instructor’s credit she was incredibly patient and diligent about trying to get the Miss on track…