Here are a few more highlights from the video to note:
- Both Sanskrit and English names of yoga pose are used throughout the video. This is a great way to teach your children the names of poses they may hear in yoga other classes they take. It’s also fun to hear your children try to pronounciate each pose and learn how to sound out each name. There is also good use of the well-known preschool class “pose”, crisscross applesauce in the video – except it’s “crisscross yoga-sauce.” Both of my children thought this was VERY funny!
- The instructor uses easy to understand cues, such as “place your same arm with your same leg” so a young child that hasn’t learned left and right can also understand how to do a pose.
- Throughout the video, all the children make mistakes while attempting the poses. The instructor is very encouraging and patient and the children never fret over falling out of a pose. This is a good attitude and message to send to your children as they practice yoga. The instructor does a good job of encouraging the students to keep trying. She counts how long the child holds a pose, but if the child falls out of pose, she stops counting until they try again.
For more information about the “Yoga By the Dozen” DVD, and JoAnna Ross’s approach to yoga, visit the Yoga By the Dozen website. You can also purchase the Yoga By the Dozen DVD for $17.99 as well as other yoga essentials like mats, and the Yoga By the Dozen “Use your Belly” T-shirt in the Yoga By the Dozen online store. The “Use your Belly” T-shirt has illustrations of the major organs that are emphasized during a yoga class and helps participants understand correct breathing and posture. A great resource for any yoga class.
“Yoga By the Dozen” is a video I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun video to incorporate into their exercise routine – even adults. Sure, there are other yoga videos geared for adults, but I can’t deny that I would do this video without my kiddos by my side on their mats. It’s fun! I would also recommend it to fellow yoga instructors as a continuing education resource. I learned a lot of new ideas that I can use in my yoga classes.
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