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Day 1 of yoga

It was my idea… Still is actually!

Every Sunday at cheerleading, I see Emily struggle to do certain movements. Her body just doesn’t move that way.

To see her struggle on Sundays reminds me of her when she was little… Her legs were so stiffed, her tendons so tight… No wonder all the doctors believed she would never walked.

With stretches, physiotherapy and patience, Emily slowly learned to walk.

With stretches, yoga and patience, I am hoping she will learn more things. Maybe she’ll be able to do a somersault.

Today was day 1 of our yoga adventure.

Emily was worried about starting something new. I was worried because I’m carrying a lot of extra weight.


Today we tried!

I bought us the Namaste Kids – 3 pack of yoga DVD

We started with yoga in motion.

Emily and I got set-up and Jon was there to help Emily with her balance.

I’m glad that was a little kid program…

I sucked at it.

Which was good as it made Emily more confident but I have to admit… I might be sore tomorrow!

All in all, we will need to do this at least 4 times a week and keep at it. For both of our health!!!

With stretches, yoga and patience… We should get there!


9 thoughts on “Day 1 of yoga

  1. I work with children with autism, and we have started doing yoga therapy sessions with them at school…They seem to absolutely love it! Great to hear about your experiences!

    • Thanks for reading my post and for the work you do! Working with kids who have special needs can’t be easy. I’ve always been really grateful for all the people involved in Emily’s therapies. It takes amazing people to do this for a living.

  2. Thanks or the follow, Pascale. I so admire you and love to hear about your “lessons from your daughter”.I may have mentioned this before, but “Emily” is the name of my diary where I have been spilling my heart for years. Blessings…yoga is great…I need to get back into that for my stiff joints.

  3. What a great idea! I’ve done yoga before and it’s not easy, but it feels so good for the body and the soul! I only do it alone in front of my TV, tho, cause some of those moves that they pull of in one fluid movement, well, it takes me three moves to actually get there!

    • We are in our basement and there is no camera allowed. It’s not pretty 🙂 but we will stretch slowly and we will get better. I’m really looking worst than Emily while doing this… It’s good for HER self-esteem….

  4. best of luck to both of you, the first step is always the hardest. i took a series of yoga classes once and worried that i was not very good. the instructor said, ‘don’t worry, each time you stretch an inch further, so that is more than you could do before, so i would say you are good and on your way.’ she really put it into perspective for me )

    • Thank you. I took classes a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. This is a little different and I’m hoping Emily will be patient enough to see progress before going all teenager on me and quit!

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