When Ella began doing Yoga, we didn't have any Yoga gear. I taught her the few poses I remembered and she loved them. I didn't want to invest in something I wasn't sure she was going to like. So we started off with the "A Pose a Day- Play Deck" Yoga cards so see how she would do. After 2 weeks of hearing her beg every night to "Do Yoga!" I decided it was time to do some research on Kids Yoga products.
I found YogaAccessories.com and they carry everything! I figured a mat would be the first thing we needed, so I started looking around. I found out that adult sized mats are usually 72", which are a bit long for kids. You can find shorter mats at YogaAccessories.com that are only 60" and are thick enough for kids wear and tear.
YogaAccessories.com carries the Short Yoga Mats in 5 different vibrant colors. It is a non-skid mat, so you don't have to worry about your child falling when doing a complex pose. When Ella was just using the carpet, she had issues balancing. Since she's been practicing on the mat, she's had the confidence to try harder things.
After doing all of the Play Deck poses, I was curious as to what DVD's are out there for kids. I started doing Yoga with Ella to help get her to relax for bed. So when I came across, Yoga Kids "Silly to Calm" at YogaAccessories.com I had to try it! It is a 40 minute DVD with fun Yoga poses and exercises for kids ages 3-6. Ella had fun doing it, so the age is really up to your child's attention span. Here are 2 quick video's of Ella watching/participating.
She has had a blast doing the Freeze game! We've had some friends over to "play yoga" as a group and they've all enjoyed participating to the DVD. There are 3 volumes of the Yoga Kids DVD's and I'm anxious to try out the other 2! YogaAccessories.com carries a variety of Kid Yoga products at a great price! You can get the mat for only $11.49 and the DVD for only $13.48. Plus YogaAccessories.com will price match any company!
The Discount: You can get 10% off your purchase at YogaAccessories.com on any purchase over $25 by entering MKOBLG10 until 10-31-09
The Giveaway: YogaAccessories.com is giving away 1 orange short Yoga mat and 1 Yoga Kids "Silly to Calm" DVD
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 3, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.
How to Enter: Visit YogaAccessories.com and tell me something else you'd like to have. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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