Yoga is my jam! It helps me retain and increase flexibility in my stiff joints. It helps me keep and regain my calm when things push my buttons. It helps me relax my mind and body which helps reduce my pain. It was an important part of my physical therapy regimen and equally important now.
I understand that yoga is not everyone’s cup of tea and have heard many spiritual arguments against it. Yoga does not always lead to spiritual practice. Fitness yoga is just that, another road to fitness. In a class, students learn to breathe properly while moving through a sequence of poses. Students learn to relax, focus, and improve coordination, balance, and flexibility.
Yoga for kids could be invaluable in teaching them how to deal with stressful situations in class, on the playground, and at home. If you want to try yoga with your child, there are many videos available on Hulu and several yoga and Pilates channels available on Roku. Charleston-area people have an option available through Charleston Parks and Recreation. Registration is open for a 12-week class for children ages 5-10. The Thursday class runs from September 10 through November 10th and is $100. The 3:30-4:40 pm time is perfect for an after-school activity! Register online or in person at Hazel Parker Playground at 70 East Bay Street Downtown.
Have you tried yoga? Your kids? ‘m about to get my yoga on at 2 pm. Maybe you can join me.
Until next time, peace and have a great weekend.