As a dad, I’ve always been on the lookout for fun activities to do with my kids. So when I discovered the benefits of yoga for both physical and mental health, I knew it was something we had to try together. And now, yoga has become a regular part of our routine, bringing us closer together and helping us stay healthy and happy.
One of the best things about doing yoga with my kids is the joy of exercising together. We start by rolling out our mats and finding a comfortable position, then we take deep breaths and stretch our bodies. It’s a great way to get our hearts pumping and our muscles moving, all while having fun and laughing together.
Another benefit of doing yoga with my kids is the mindfulness and relaxation it brings. We focus on our breath and practice being present at the moment, which helps us to let go of stress and worries. It’s amazing how much calmer and more centered we all feel after a yoga session.
But the best part of doing yoga with my kids is the fun and playfulness it brings. We love trying out new poses and challenging each other to see who can hold them the longest. It’s a great way to bond and create memories together, all while improving our flexibility and strength. They are better equipped for yoga than I am, so it pushes me to try new positions and hold some positions longer.
The only thing we can’t do in this time together is say the word “Can’t”…that word is off limits and we have to say things like “can’t-yet” or “it’s hard for me, right now” when a pose or move is not yet available to us. It’s a great way to discuss out own limitations, and approach the whole time together with a growth mindset.
As a dad, it’s important to me to be a positive role model for my kids and show them the importance of taking care of our bodies and minds. Yoga is a great way to do that, and I love seeing how much my kids enjoy it and how it’s become a part of our family’s healthy lifestyle.
So if you’re looking for a fun and playful way to exercise with your kids, give yoga a try. You’ll be amazed at how much joy and relaxation it brings to your family, and how much stronger and more flexible you all become.