Wednesday Wow-StoryTime Yoga for preschoolers

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“Five sun salutations a day will go a yogi-long way!”  I teach them. If they were younger, I’d set a little tune to it, (and I do anyway, just for fun and myself! Because I like to sing!!)

I love the look on my kids face when I say time to go to Yoga class! I attended yoga classes years ago at the YMCA and knew it would do wonders for my sons. As they are 3 of the most busiest fellas I know. It’s been said that yoga is responsible for stress reduction, mind- body connection,and physical strength.

This morning my boys enjoyed another session of Story Time Yoga.

Their bodies are powerful tools,used  in experiencing the world. When they are encouraged to experience somatically the heroic journey for themselves through reenacting a story, greater self-awareness occurs. It wakes them up from the inside and it is amazing to watch!

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I read that more practitioners and more parents are becoming aware of the benefits of yoga and seeing their kids can benefit too,”The things that benefit an adult will also benefit a child.

What to Bring/Wear to Yoga:    Dress for movement.  Tights are not recommended.

In Story time Yoga class, the kids participate in an interactive mind/body storytelling session,the instructor uses props, oral storytelling skills and various yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques to ensure that each child is enraptured and engaged with the 45 minute session.  Within 15, 30 or 60 minutes of a session, children are  more calm, more attentive and more in tune with their bodies and surroundings. They learn new vocabulary, get a sample of different cultures, learn words from different languages, spark their creativity and imagination, and spend time interacting with others in a safe community environment. The result is healthier minds and bodies, and more joyful and peaceful children We can’t wait till our next class.

Since I discovered that any story can be used to teach yoga to children as long as it’s a  little silly and playful, I may practice it in the house till then.

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If there are no children’s yoga programs in your area, your kids can still benefit from the practice. “There’s great resources online and through books and even DVDs”.

Try Yoga with your lil one(s) today-use this!

To see more pictures from today’s story time yoga, click here!

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Get fun coloring pages related to kids yoga

Till next time,  Namaste!                  QC SuperMom

 

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Holiday Herbalife Nutrition Club Meeting

Who starts a lifestyle change in the middle of the holidays? I mean really who does that? …..I’ll wait for the answer. But for now, let me tell you about the meeting that I attended last night.  It was the open house for a new Herbalife nutrition club. It turned out to be loads of fun and very informative!

If you have never heard of Herbalife, click here!

I already have a goal in mind to lose 50lbs. by this summer.  I know that I can do it. Shucks, I’ve done it before. It’s not that hard to do. I just failed at maintaining the lost pounds. I know, as busy as I am…..Yes. I drive alot. I walk alot, but not enough to loose weight.  I want to use supplements along with “real” exercise to lose the weight. For maintence, I’ll use my YMCA membership. I hope my plan works. Keep your fingers crossed and please give support.  Ask me how it’s going everyonce in a while, ok?

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Here’s the center I attended & will visit again:

-Esperanza Grimaldo Wellness Center-

Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

10823 John Price Road Unit C

Charlotte, NC 28273

 HERE’S THE SLIDESHOW!

(It’s right down the street from Carowinds. Near the S.Tryon intersection) If you go, tell Javier I said hello!