Yoga Day 22 – Youth & fitness

Day #22  

[tgellenbeck]

As a teacher, coach and momma, I am passionate about encouraging and inspiring youth to get and stay FIT.  To be active, life-long fitness lovers with positive attitudes and body images.  So even if you don’t have children of your own… don’t tune out!  Hopefully you can find the value in our little minds and find one to help GET MOVIN!

I got to spend lots of time with my little guy today, who by the way, is super flexible thanks to all the yoga we’ve been doing.  Snapped a picture of him sucking on his toes… can you do this?

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This morning we walked to the park, played on the playground, then walked home and did one of our favorite routines.  We set the timer for [however long you want, we usually do 10, 15 or 20 minutes] and just MOVE!  Today we played chase, danced to a few Disney Jr songs and had some playtime on the yoga mat.  Such a fun morning!

Later I had a few photo shoots, both which had adorable children.  The first little guy can’t move much yet [he is only 6 months old] but his parents are both cross-fitters, so he will undoubtedly grow up with healthy role models.  The other family had a two and a six year old who NEVER STOPPED MOVING!  Kids have such a joy in them and they love to move, run, play, never sit still!

Lululemon, Ivivva and GoYoga hosted an event last week called Kid’s Yoga.  Lots of children came to dance, play and flow on the mat [photos below – hope to blog more about this soon].  I’d love to help organize some type of event specifically geared towards kids and/or teens someday.  Some youth causes that I support include Run for Good and Girls on the Run.

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I’ll leave you with some ideas to include little ones in your fitness routine, courtesy of some of our favorite fitness gurus!

 

 

The #independencearmy  challenge is side crow.  I’m still perfecting crow, so I’ll wait to work on this one… but you should go for it!

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Today’s inspiration:

While we are on the topic of little ones, these are some of my favorite quotes, quite appropriate for little minds.

Two variations, the fishy one thanks to @debgavin!

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Follow our yoga challenge from the beginning by visiting our first post HERE.

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