You, your children, and sometimes other people's children are giggling and laughing and rolling around and crawling over, under and all-over each other. Down dog becomes an obstacle course of tunnels, cat/cow spine awakening becomes "horsie", child's pose becomes a bench or a hill to climb, lunges are most certainly weight-bearing (of the 30+ pound, 2-YO variety of weight; sort of like a kettle ball - only not).
All in all, hair tousled, body moved, belly laughed, skin to skin contact made, a few deep breaths managed and 45 minutes later as you lay there with an eye pillow placed on your eyes by your son and with your daughter massaging your feet with a scented lotion, you feel pretty darn good.
Namaste.... and a tickle.
P.S. All silliness aside the practice of yoga and meditation has been shown to do amazing things for children in terms of reducing their stress, improving their behavior and ability to concentrate, and increasing their sense of well-being. See the following snapshot of articles that describe this phenomena:
- Meditation transforms San Francisco's roughest schools
- How yoga could help keep kids in school
- Yoga may help relieve ADHD
- The benefits of yoga for kids
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