This Mom Performs Crazy Yoga Moves With Kids & Becomes Instagram Hit
The 34-year-old mother serves as an incredibly flexible jungle gym for her sons Gabriel, four, and Kaniel, 10, to balance on and hang off of. She then documents the resulting team-postures on her Instagram, @yoga_mami, where she has amassed nearly 12,000 followers.
Josie can perform all types of poses — Plank, Crow, Wheel, you name it — with at least one of her sons on her back, and sometimes they'll use her to help them balance in their own advanced postures.
According to the Daily Mail, Josie started practicing yoga ten years ago and is enthusiastic about getting her children involved in her passion.
"My kids have always seen me practice, so it was pretty natural for them to join me on my mat or copy me," she said.
Josie wants her Instagram to be beautiful, but also makes sure to keep it "open and honest," she said. "We all have good days and bad. I make progress, I regress, I deal with injuries, etc. It's all part of life."
So, for example, the caption for the above photo reads: "I never intended to post this picture. Why? Because it's off center, little dude was pulling my hair like crazy, I was losing my balance... The list of imperfections (in my crazy mind) goes on and on. But looking at it now, all I see is his sweet smile. It's perfect. And that's worth posting!"
We definitely agree, and can't wait to see what kind of crazy moves these kids will pull as they get older!
Here are some more 'grams we loved from Josie's account:
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