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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!


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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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About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
2nd July 2012

Your Comments:

  1. July 3, 2012 at 4:41 am

    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)!

  2. July 3, 2012 at 4:44 am

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

  3. July 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

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

  4. July 3, 2012 at 8:33 am

    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.

  5. July 3, 2012 at 8:55 am

    We have this dvd and really enjoy it.

  6. July 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    the kids would love this.

  7. July 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

    He looks like he’s having a ball!

  8. July 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I’d love to get this for my nieces!

  9. July 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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

  10. July 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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

  11. July 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

    To give to my niece:)

  12. July 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

    my son loves yoga

  13. July 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

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

  14. July 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I want this for my niece!

  15. July 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I would love for my daughter to learn yoga.

  16. July 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    my niece would love this

  17. July 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    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

  18. July 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to share this with my kids.

  19. July 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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

  20. July 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

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

  21. July 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    my grandson would love this since his mommy does yoga

  22. July 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I would like to win this for my nieces

  23. July 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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

  24. July 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    This would be for my nieces!

  25. July 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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

  26. July 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

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

  27. July 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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

  28. July 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I want to teach my children the importance of exercise

  29. July 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    This would be fun exercise for my daughter!