Your family is the center of your life and yoga helps you stay centered for them. My yoga family is all about how to get more yoga into your busy days, whether or not you actually make a class, and how you can share the powerful practice of breath centered mindful movement with every member of your family in a fun, engaging way that nourishes them and supports your practice. From relationships to kindness, yoga philosophy around your house to yoga practice at home and on the go - even how to keep yourself safe and injury free, My Yoga Family is your resource for bringing yoga home.
Whether you’re new to yoga or a veteran of the mat, sharing some yoga moves or a whole practice with your family can open new vistas. You’ll rediscover the fun and novelty of poses that may have become familiar at the same time that you’ll encourage and model healthy activity and family togetherness.
Yoga hasn’t always been a woman’s domain, but according to a 2008 Yoga Journal study, 77% of American yoga students are female, and overwhelming they report their motivation is mental and physical fitness. What does yoga have to offer specifically for women?
Yoga is a system of postures which are combined in customizable series for specific purposes. Yoga is similar to weightlifting: you choose your goal - strength vs. endurance, size vs. definition; your target - chest, back, arms, legs, abs. Then you design a series. In weight lifting you can choose from supersets or straight sets, maxing out or high reps. You can include cardio by jumping rope between sets, focus on functional training or use free weights.
Yoga for children is a constructive, creative way to engage your child in breathing practices and physical activity that can yield benefits in many areas of development, as well as being a fun family activity.