Forward Bend Giggle and Cuddle
A great bond with a back release, need I say more? With your little one in arms (your toddler lying below you, or in a circle as a group), co-contract your core and bending from the hips exhale, fold forward into Standing Forward Bend. As you fold toward the ground give your little yogi a kiss and snuggle. Holding them tight, inhale come back to standing. If necessary bend the knees and as you rise up, do not you’re your back muscles but rather feel your inner belly and legs lift you. With your older children you can make it fun and pretend to be rag dolls or puppets, you can paint the walls with paint brushes (your arms). Repeat this five to ten times feeling steady and stable as you move, with your older yogis come in for a group cuddle at the end to celebrate the fun.