A possible upside to our current state of affairs: maybe you have a little more time than usual right now to spend with your little ones? If so, family yoga is a fun, healthy way to bond. There are lots of wonderful providers offering online kids and family classes and events right now; check out the list we’ve compiled here.
Get started straight away with Lizard on a Rock, a sweet, simple partner pose. It’s grounding, calming, and heart-opening.
Grownup: you’re the rock. Down you go, sit on your heels, put your head down, and curl up in a little ball.
Child: you’re the lizard. Gently (gently!) turn around so your back is to your grownup, and carefully, gently, sit down on your rock. Slowly, lean all the way back so you’re stretched out. Arms can go all the way up over your head if that feels good.
Both of you: take long breaths in, and long breaths out. Aaahhhh.
Stay here as long as you like. (Check in with your rock about that.)
When you’re ready to come up, you can slooowly sit up, or slowly roll off to the side.
Give it a try, and please get in touch and let me know what you think!