Tuesday, May 29, 2012

                                                       Welcome to the first-ever

                                        Youthful Yogis Show and Tell!

"Show and Tell", as I am sure you know, is a super fun activity that involves one person sharing interesting things with other people. A poor little upside down frog is not exactly what I call interesting, so let's see how we can make this work, Youthful Yogis style.

Here are five things I'd like to share with you today....

1) The objects to the left might remind you of the good old days in preschool when you got to play with blocks before lying down on a soft mat to nap. Actually though, the things you are looking at are called yoga props, and they help to keep us comfortable while we are practicing yoga. Youthful Yogis do poses on a sticky mat and use blocks and a strap for extra support. Most yoga studios have yoga props that students can use, or you can buy your own.

2) This, I admit, is completely boring but it is something that every Youthful Yogis should have...a water bottle, of course! Always remember to drink lots of water, especially after you practice yoga.

please do not turn into this guy!

3) Here is something you do not need in order to practice yoga...fancy, schmancy yoga clothes! It's important to feel comfortable when you are doing yoga, and a lot of people like to wear snug-fitting clothing. But you do not need to spend a lot of money on your outfit. In fact, if you ask your mom or dad for yoga pants like the ones shown here, they might go into shock. 

4) This is Yoga Journal, a really excellent yoga magazine.  You can get it from the library, buy it at a store, or go online to read articles and view video clips relating to yoga.

At this time, I do not believe Yoga Journal offers much specifically for kids...I really think they should take a look at this blog! But they do have lots of good stuff, so check it out.

5) Last, but not least, I want to show you...a happy face! This is how you will feel after you practice yoga...unless, of course, you've been wearing those pink or silver leggings I showed you. In that case, you may not be smiling because your blood will have stopped flowing to your brain and you'll feel like you're on planet Neptune.

That's all the time we have today, Youthful Yogis. Thank you so much for joining me for our first-ever Youthful Yogis Show and Tell! Have a great day, and please email me at youthfulyogis@gmail.com if there is something you would like to share at our next show and tell!


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