Yoga in the Shower?
I never thought my yoga practice would come to this.
As the days go by and I am still not able to make it to a yoga class because I’m literally snowed in, I am managing to find innovative ways to keep up some form of my physical yoga practice.
But I truly would never have believed that I’d be doing Yoga in the shower! Actually, I didn’t even realize I was doing that until the other day, when my 20-month-old son asked me to hold one of his long beaded toys while I was taking a shower.
I was trying to find a place to hang it and finally came up with the idea of doing the tree pose and draping it over my thigh. First one leg, then the other. Wow – how cool is that?
Then I thought about our shower time together and started considering how I could keep him occupied while showering him. Well, he loves it when I crouch down to his height. So I did the pose (sorry, I can’t remember the name but I balance on the balls of my feet with my buttocks resting on my heels, keeping my thighs together). He loves this because the water gathers in my thighs and runs off like a mini waterfall, which fascinates him and gives me a chance to soap him down and rinse him off, all the while keeping a steady balance.
What we parents will do to keep our children amused! And best of all, I have found a great way to keep my child entertained and give myself a therapeutic workout at the same time.
Yoga in the shower? You bet!
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