Babar, king of the elephants, has a dedicated home yoga practice.
Babar loves to teach yoga to children, however he also has a dedicated home practice of his own where he enjoys exploring all styles of yoga.
Recently, he agreed to this exclusive elephant journal photo shoot to encourage creatures of all sizes and shapes to enjoy the benefits of yoga.
Vinyasa yoga connects movement of your body with the movement of your breath, in and out. But there is much more going on “in between” as Cyndi Lee points out. Take some time to explore with attention, intent and joy in your heart.
Mountain pose, samastitihi, relax into the breath, find your center.
Inhale arms overhead.
Inhale, extend the torso, look up
Exhale, right leg back, left leg joins it, chataranga
Exhale, downward facing dog (adho mukha svanasana), pull the shoulders down and wide
Exhale, arms come down, step back, chataranga
Inhale, upward dog, let your face know that you’re enjoying yourself
Exhale forward fold, bring your ribs to the thighs
Inhale, reach all the way up, extend
Exhale, bring your hands to your heart, connecting with your center and allowing the effects of the practice to flow through your body.
Teacher, author and expert on yoga for kids and teens, Donna Freeman firmly believes that yoga can be done anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. She grew up in British Columbia, Canada but was introduced to yoga while living in Cape Town, South Africa during her nomad years. She is currently learning acroyoga with her kids and enjoys practicing tadasana while pumping gas or washing dishes. Bob Weisenberg describes her book Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children as indispensible. For more about yoga for kids and teens visit her website or the Yoga In My School facebook page.
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