I bought this book for Jack when he was maybe a year old. He was much too young to use it then but I loved it so much I really wanted it in our collection. It’s a wonderful little book and now that Jack is older he really enjoys doing his stretches.
I started doing yoga regularly with Jack as a part of his daily therapy. I’m completely hopeless, can’t even touch my toes, but these little exercises I can manage. At first Jack needed a lot of help to get into the positions and then I would hold him gently there for a count of ten. Now, except for the position which requires him to stand on one leg, he is able to hold each position comfortably.
We’ve been doing yoga together almost daily for about six months. It has become a part of our daily rhythm; yoga before quiet time. Jack’s balance, coordination and flexibility have improved considerably since starting yoga. This also means he is able to manage other tasks more easily; he is becoming more agile and relies less on the walls to stabilise himself when he is moving about the house. This was a major therapy goal for Jack; increasing independence and mobility at home. I know that the physical benefits he is getting from yoga are helping work towards this goal.
Plus he is ever so adorable when he is in those poses.
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