Easy pose... not so easy when you have an 8 year old sitting on your shoulders 😝 There were lots and lots of wobbles and giggles, trying to find stillness. . I was so inspired by another amazing yogi mom - @mansuz - who just rocked this with her mini ❤️ . Day 7 #alogiveschallenge is sukhasana! Hosts: @yoga_mami @hollybentley_yoga @_monette @summerperez @bohemian_heart @alissayoga @yogoskenz Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
I usually have no control when it comes to practicing yoga with my kids. I just tell them the poses and hope for the best 😝 Of course, as soon as I said cow pose, he had to climb on top of me, slowly strangling me with his legs 😜 Day 6 #alogiveschallenge is cow pose. Hosts: @summerperez @hollybentley_yoga @alissayoga @yogoskenz @yoga_mami @_monette @bohemian_heart Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
Lotus pose envy 😝 Today’s theme for #alogiveschallenge is meditation. To be honest with you - this isn’t my strong point. I am still struggling with my meditation practice. I generally have a really hard time sitting still. My 13 year old is teaching me a lot when it comes to finding stillness. He has been one of my greatest teachers ever since he was born (this kid is the sweetest, kindest, calmest human you can ever imagine). Hosts: @yoga_mami @summerperez @yogoskenz @alissayoga @_monette @bohemian_heart @hollybentley_yoga Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
You guys, I can’t handle the cuteness in the #alogiveschallenge gallery. I just kind of squeal every time I look at another picture (my kids must think I’m super weird at this point 😜). Day 3 is tree pose and little dude is showing off his amazing balancing skills, right after we got hit by a wave! . Hosts: @yoga_mami @_monette @summerperez @hollybentley_yoga @bohemian_heart @alissayoga @yogoskenz Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
Downward facing dog and, of course, we had to stack ours. My 13 year old is so much taller than me now (he’s almost 5’11), so this is getting more challenging and there is so much laughter while we try to arrange ourselves 😝🤣 . Day 2 #alogiveschallenge is down dog. Hosts: @yoga_mami @summerperez @_monette @alissayoga @yogoskenz @hollybentley_yoga @bohemian_heart Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
For me, mornings are always the most hectic time of the day. I get the kids up (little dude is NOT a morning person), feed them breakfast, make lunches, get them ready for school, make sure teeth and hair are brushed - oh the hair, they have SO much hair... Its go go go, and then I rush us out of the house and drive them to school for an 8am start. I’ve recently introduced something new - we sit for a few minutes and just breathe. We check in with one another. Make sure we are all ok and ready for the day. Let me tell you, it’s making ALL the difference. We are calmer, more grounded, and start the day off so much happier. Of course, kids will be kids - swipe left for what it looks like 99% of the time 😝 . Day 1 of the #AloGivesChallenge is breathing. Just sit, stand, lie (whatever you want), and focus on your breath. Hosts: @yoga_mami @summerperez @_monette @hollybentley_yoga @alissayoga @bohemian_heart @yogoskenz Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
To celebrate the release of #AloGives, grab your family and join us for an all-ages, all-level yoga challenge, #AloGivesChallenge , March 14-23 to help us bring the message of how yoga and mindfulness can help change lives for kids & adults alike ✨ . . #AloGives offers a free 12-week course designed to help introduce kids to the mental and physical necessary for their emotional and social learning to start now. How would your life be different had you started yoga at an earlier age? 🧘🏽♀️. . 🎊5 winners will receive $100 gift cards to @aloyoga AND a 6 month subscription to @alo.moves ! 🎉 . . To participate and be eligible for prizes: . 🌟Follow all hosts . 🌟Follow sponsors @aloyoga & @alo.moves . 🌟Repost this flyer . 🌟Tag 2 friends to join! . 🌟 Post your daily picture or video. . 🌟 Use the hashtag #AloGivesChallenge so we can see you (make sure your profile is public)! ⠀ 🌟 Show some love to your fellow participants and have fun! . . Hosts: . @yogoskenz . @yoga_mami . @alissayoga . @summerperez . @hollybentley_yoga . @bohemian_heart . @_monette . . Day 1: Breathwork Day 2: Downward Dog Day 3: Tree Pose Day 4: Meditation Day 5: Mountain Pose Day 6: Cat Pose Day 7: Sukhasana Day 8: Happy Baby Pose Day 9: Savasana Day 10: Childs Pose
I started yoga after the birth of my first son. I was struggling as a young mom, my body was aching, my lower back issues were flaring up so bad that I could barely move. I knew I this practice, but it was so hard to even start! I am so glad I stuck with it, and found this life changing practice. My little dude started joining me on my mat ever since he was a baby. When he was around 2 years old, he started rolling out his own mat and has been creating his own little flows ever since ❤️ . . And now I want to hear from YOU: At what age did you start yoga? Tell me your story! . . I am so proud to be part of an amazing launch: Today, @aloyoga launched Alo Gives, a nonprofit that is dedicated to bringing yoga & mindfulness to the world by providing a free curriculum of 5-minute videos to do in the classroom or at home helping to introduce mental & physical skills that are a part of social & emotional learning ❤️ #alogives @alogives
I’ve been taking some time away from social media lately. Less scrolling through the feed, less being on my phone. Social media can be so inspiring and fun, making connections, building friendships, engaging with like minded people all over the world. It can also be extremely draining, at least for me. Hitting that re-set button is very much needed every once in a while.
Hubbys caption: “All I can see is my knee”... 😂🤣 . . Completely unrelated to that, we are looking at new cars today. Any recommendations?
When your child tells you it accidentally dropped it’s stuffed animal in the toilet, but was too embarrassed to tell anyone, so it’s been sleeping with it for the past few weeks. ❌😳 Yup... guess who’s going to wash ALL the stuffed animals now...
Trying to look semi-graceful while your quads are on fire! 😝😂 . . When I saw @highonyoga do this, I showed it to hubby and said “looks easy enough, let’s try”. While we were trying he kept on saying “lean further back, you’re not leaning back...”. Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen 😜
Little dude: “Let’s put on our banana pants and make some shapes”. How can you say no to that??
Asked hubby what to caption this. His answer: “Don’t cross me”.
Falling out of a pose. This happens constantly. I try something, fall out of it, get frustrated for a minute, and then try again. My kids watch me all the time, and I’m hoping to teach them that it’s ok not to be perfect. It’s ok to be wrong. That’s all part of learning. What matters is that you try again.
Another fun one to try. Adding the eagle arms made it extra challenging to balance.
If you look closely, you can see us both laughing because we got smacked by a wave so hard just before this shot. Don’t think my little dude will fit underneath me for much longer 😩