Liam is a natural yogi. He started yoga as part of his daycare's curriculum and he enjoys it so much that we try to practice together. Our flow isn't anything like what you would expect from an adult class, but I must say that he's pretty stellar with his sun salutations and tries really hard to perfect his frog pose. Since he really does enjoy yoga, I searched high and low on the YouTubes to find a toddler yoga video that keeps him engaged, has him practicing poses and offers something for us to do together. After trying a ton of duds, I finally gave in to the many Cosmic Kids Yoga videos and we haven't turned back since.
The concept is pretty genius and perfect for kids with wild imaginations. These short videos (average of 15 minutes) combines yoga poses with storytelling adventures. The teacher/storyteller (Jamie) takes kids through imaginative adventures and incorporates various yoga poses to progress through the story. The animated background sucks kids in and Jamie has a great way of getting Liam to practice (or at least try) every pose. With these videos, kids can take a trip down under exploring the scenery like kangaroos, have a picnic on a beach complete with surfing and so much more.
Matt and I are big on teaching Liam the importance of physical activity, whether it's soccer on the field, taking long walks or running around at the park - we want to establish an understanding that this should be part of an everyday routine. Since Fall's weather decided to take a turn for the worst, I'm so glad that I found these videos just in time. These short videos not only lets Liam explore his love for yoga even more, but expands his level of physical activity. I love it because yoga is something I was hoping we could enjoy together and these offer a way for us to bond over something we both love.