The Best Kids Yoga Books & DVDs

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How freaking cute is this picture?!  It was drizzling on this day and Penelope said she wanted to go outside and do yoga in the rain.  Who am I to say no?  So for about ten minutes she was doing mountain, warrior and tree poses, outside, in the rain, naked. I am a Certified Yoga… [read more]

Baby, Tot, & Tyke Yoga: Star Pose!

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The other week when we went to the beach, we did a little yoga.  Miss Penelope and I love to do yoga outside spontaneously.  Yoga has so many benefits, but one of the reasons I love sharing it with Penelope is that it is a form of play.   And playing with your child is so… [read more]

Penelope the Yoga Teacher

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This is one of Penelope’s favorite things to do.  She likes to play yoga teacher and put her dolls into yoga positions. Oh, she makes her Mama proud. Here she is putting Dolly into Plow Pose or maybe its Toes to Nose. And now she is rolling her over to do Kicky Cobra. So fascinating… [read more]

Benefits of Baby Yoga

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From the book, Itsy Bitsy Yoga, by Helen Garabedian, the Top Twelve Reasons Why Babies and Toddlers Need Yoga: 1. To help them sleep better and longer 2. To improve digestion and ease gas pain 3.To turn fussiness into happiness 4. To promote a healthy, physically fit lifestyle 5.To strengthen the parent-child bond 6. To… [read more]

Baby Yoga: Tiny Tugs!

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Oh, God, this picture makes me want my hair back. My pre-pregnancy, pre-post partum falling-out-like-I-was-a-cancer-patient hair. Hair that I had time to blow dry. I want that hair back. Ah, memories. This is a picture of Ava Grace Lake, one of the girls I was a nanny to, when she was about 4 months old.… [read more]

Perfecting Down Dog!

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Sweet baby girl is perfecting her Down Dog these days. It’s so beautiful to see her do yoga throughout her day. She will just be playing or crawling around and get the urge to do some yoga and bam! She wipes out Down Dog. She is really into Warrior and Kicky Kobra too. When I… [read more]

Baby and Tot Yoga are BACK!

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This is a video of Penelope learning how to take a deep breath and say Om!  She JUST figured this out.  All it took was one hour of yoga with older toddlers (This week I starting teaching a local preschool, one hour a week) doing it and she figured it out.  I am constantly amazed… [read more]

Baby/Tot Yoga VIDEO: So Big!

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This is a video of Penelope doing her first yoga pose all by herself!  It’s called So Big. The way you do it is you sit on the floor with your legs together and feet pointed up towards the ceiling.  Make sure both sits bones on are the floor (your sits bones are the bony… [read more]

Baby/Tot Yoga: Moon Toe!

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Penelope is growing up! We have recently started to only do Tot yoga poses! She no longer wants to be on her back, whether we are doing yoga or a diaper change. A lot of babies naturally do Moon Toe as a part of their body development. If you see them doing this on their… [read more]

Baby/Tot/Mama Yoga: Twistee!

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This pose is a great back stretch for our little babies. Its similar to the adult yoga pose Supine Spinal Twist. Supine means to lay on your back, by the way. To do this pose, for baby, tot or mama, lay on your back. Bring your knees together and drop them both to one side.… [read more]

Baby Yoga: Corkscrew!

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This is another pose that is great for digestion. If baby is constipated or gassy, this will make them much happier. You are moving their legs clockwise, in the same direction their digestion moves. You start by pressing their thighs into their tummy, like In and Out. Then moves their legs in a circle. As… [read more]

Baby/Tot Yoga: I Love You

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This pose is a Penelope favorite. She soaks up all the eye contact and love. For babies that still don’t mind being on their back, lay them down with their feet going towards your body. Take their hands and bring them into the middle of their chest. This simple action of bringing their hands to… [read more]