Storyland Yoga DVD {Review/Giveaway}

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I was never a physical kid when growing up. I was never part of a team or took much interest on sports. In fact, my parents never pushed us to go play outside. We were more focused on school. No wonder staying fit is kind of hard for me. Yes, I am small (or so I’ve been told) but I am not one to go for a jog, a bike ride, or head to the gym.

My boys have been the exact opposite of me when I was their age. A. loves to run and play sports. He has a mean pitch! That ball goes as straight as straight can go! Kicking the ball comes so natural to him! If I try to kick it straight it always go left. J. is more of my little monkey. Boy loves to climb! Specially if it is on the couch…which he always gets in trouble for but I think he loves that part  as much as the climbing action!

Lately I’ve been thinking about doing yoga once more. Before I got pregnant with A. I did yoga for two weeks straight. But I wanted to get back on track since yoga is something you can easily do at home. Then it hit me, why don’t I get the boys involved into it as well!?

Recently we got the opportunity from Playful Planet to review their Storyland Yoga DVD which I fell in love with!!

 

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I thought the boys were going to love the idea of doing yoga with mommy, wrong. I mean, they already hang from my legs and walk between them as if they were cats, I seriously thought they’d like to join in the fun! But not really. I decided to put the DVD on anyways hoping that they’d see mom and would want to join me.

The DVD comes with two 20 minutes story sessions that incorporate easy yoga poses that any kid can do. The instructor, Ahmed Fahmy, tells the story in such a way that it absorbs kids’ attention. So there you have me, following the instructions given while my two boys watched me from the couch, probably rolling their eyes at me.

 

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Soon after, as we all picked our condor eggs, A. decided to join in. He started by simply listening. And I was more than happy with this. It was start. Before I even knew it he was following along!

 

Cobra pose

 

As we were doing the cobra pose I could hear A. hissing at me! Yoga soon became a game to him. He would be silly and over exaggerate the poses. He would answer to the instructor and follow the story as it evolved. The hissing never stopped! Soon a pose would become a ninja trick or a karate chop as he yelled “heeee-ya!”.

 

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I tried to tag along for the session as I snapped some photos. When we got to this pose (which I forgot the name of) I was off balance and trying as hard as possible not to fall in front of A. (J. completely ignored us). I mean, I gotta be cool in front of my kids, right!? Look at him! This was his very first try at yoga and he did ten times better than I did!

 

Yoga for kids

 

He did amazingly great! He didn’t put much thought into it, at all!! And he never fell, was never off balance. Yoga comes so easy to kids! And Storyland Yoga made it fun! After the session was over he had so much energy! He truly loved it! Now I have to get J. involved. Still no luck with him, but one of this days I will get him to join his brother and me!

 

- GET IT -

Find the Storyland Yoga DVD ($14.99) @ Playful Planet‘s website or on Amazon.

 

- WIN IT -

One (1) lucky reader of From PDX with Love will win a downloadable version of Storyland Yoga!

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Rules

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Contest ends July 18, 2011 @ midnight PDT.
You must be 18 years or older.
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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

 

29 Comments
  • Cee
    July 3, 2012

    I would love to win because my daughter has already shown an interest in yoga (they sometimes incorporate similar stretches in her circle time routines at school)!

  • Nina
    July 3, 2012

    I’d love this for my two boys to play with inside!

  • Flora
    July 3, 2012

    A friend and I would like to play this video with our kids, get everybody to participate in a healthy, fun activity!

  • Danielle
    July 3, 2012

    I think my kids would absolutely love to do yoga with me. My son is currently in gymnastics and I think the principles of yoga would truly help him better his skills in gym class.

  • amber whitehead
    July 3, 2012

    We have this dvd and really enjoy it.

  • Name (Required)
    July 3, 2012

    the kids would love this.

  • Debbie McConnell
    July 3, 2012

    He looks like he’s having a ball!

  • Liz
    July 3, 2012

    I’d love to get this for my nieces!

  • Catherine L.
    July 3, 2012

    Looks like a great way to make exercise fun for kids!

  • nickie
    July 3, 2012

    My son loves to try yoga with me but this would be better for his age.

  • Gloria
    July 4, 2012

    To give to my niece:)

  • Anne Perry
    July 4, 2012

    my son loves yoga

  • Paul T/Pauline T
    July 4, 2012

    I would love this for my children – Paul Tran ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  • Name (Required)
    July 5, 2012

    I want this for my niece!

  • Jessica Snook
    July 6, 2012

    I would love for my daughter to learn yoga.

  • catherine c
    July 8, 2012

    my niece would love this

  • Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide
    July 9, 2012

    Oh my kids would LOVE LOVE this… they are always jumping in when I am working out. They would love their own kid fitness DVD

  • Renee B.
    July 10, 2012

    I would love to share this with my kids.

  • Pat
    July 10, 2012

    Looks like he had so much fun. Excited to try this

  • Jenny Stanek
    July 11, 2012

    Oh my goodness, my kids would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  • polly
    July 13, 2012

    my grandson would love this since his mommy does yoga

  • Damian Jarreau
    July 16, 2012

    I would like to win this for my nieces

  • Jessica Rose
    July 17, 2012

    I personally love yoga and would love to get my younger cousins involved!

  • Ed Nemmers
    July 17, 2012

    This would be for my nieces!

  • Jennifer M
    July 17, 2012

    I think it would be a blast to do yoga with my daughter.

  • Lisa L
    July 18, 2012

    I just started doing yoga so it’d be fun for my son to start too!

  • susan smoaks
    July 18, 2012

    i like to do yoga and it would be good to do with the kids

  • colleen t
    July 18, 2012

    I want to teach my children the importance of exercise

  • trixx
    July 18, 2012

    This would be fun exercise for my daughter!