By Heather Caro
My 4-year-old son scrambled around on the couch for a moment before finally deciding on an impressive feat: He then reclined and easily extended both legs behind his head. I watched him, genuinely impressed – not only with his ability to place his own toes in his mouth while giggling hysterically, but his skill in (literally) bouncing back from such a position.
I shuddered to think of what would happen should I attempt to follow suit. Needless to say it would probably result in a “sick day.”
Cocking my head to the side in order to properly observe his acrobatics, I watched as he stood on his head and flipped into a cringe-worthy back bend off the couch – narrowly missing the cat. Giving him a fist-bump for his efforts, I quickly made a mental note to help him fine-tune his elastic aptitude – before investing in another vet bill.
Want to get your kids into yoga? You don’t have to go far:
Slip into some sweats, grab a mat and your kids and downward dog-it to a Kid’s Yoga session at Yakima Yoga. This popular class teaches yoga basics and relaxation to kids ages 4-8. Parents are encouraged to participate in this drop-in class. Cost is $13 per family or a 6-class punch card is available for $65. Allow 10 minutes before first session.
25 N. Front St., Suite #4, Yakima
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