Over the past few years I've done a variety of different yoga DVDs and have always really enjoyed them. Often my kids will decide it looks like fun and will try to exercise alongside me. So I was excited to get the chance to review a yoga DVD that's actually meant for kids- Kids Teach Yoga: Flying Eagle. Here's a bit about the DVD, from the Yoga Calm website:
Through yoga, storytelling and beautiful footage of eagles in the wild, Flying Eagle creatively teaches children the qualities of the eagle - strength, focus and caring for their offspring. Great for home or classroom (ages 4 and up).
Bonus features:The first time we watched this DVD, my son Ethan (who is 3 1/2) was a little hesitant, but after a surprisingly short period of time, he jumped right in and started trying out the positions. I thought this was a great workout- it's lead by a young girl named Haley, who is 12 years old, and all of the other exercisers in the workout are also children, ages 4-11. I think this kid-lead atmosphere is really appealing for kids to watch and it definitely made my son want to participate. The yoga positions aren't overly complicated ones, and Haley does a great job of demonstrating them, making it really easy to follow along.
- Focus and social skill activities with ADHD expert, Dr. Jeff Sosne
- Narrated science segment by Audubon naturalist Steve Engel
- Exclusive interview with Lynea and Jim Gillen, Yoga Calm Founders
- Filmed in high definition, in a beautiful garden setting
- Access to a free activity guide and music
This DVD is a great tool for getting your kids up and moving, and if they're new to yoga, I think this would be a great introduction. The workout itself is fairly short, only 20 minutes long, so they aren't going to get bored and lose interest. Ethan actually asked to do it twice this afternoon! Here are some pictures of Ethan doing yoga-
Kids Teach Yoga: Flying Eagle can be purchased at Amazon.com or at www.yogacalm.org. You can check out the trailer here, if you'd like a glimpse of what to expect. The Yoga Calm website has lots of other information and resources for kids and yoga, so if this is something you're interested in, it's well worth checking out.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD to review on this blog. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.