The Cutest Baby Yogi Inspires A Spring-Time Routine

by Charlene Flanagan
We stumbled upon yogi Laura Kasperzak (@LauraSykora) on Instagram thanks to her ardent 1.1 million followers and we have to admit that her adorable yogi daughter is stealing our attention.

Much to our (pleasant) surprise, we found that Laura created a little Insta account for her baby yogi too. @MiniLauraSykora, all of 2-years-old doing headstands and acro yoga, is the cutest thing you'll see today. With matching outfits, ballerina buns, and effortless form, both mommy and baby are tugging at our heart strings and have inspired the perfect spring activity for some quality time with our nieces/nephews/kids - basically any munchkin or cheeky monkey in the house. 

A Fun Routine For You & The Kids

Baby yoga is a fitness trend that's aww-dorable; we've said that a few times this month alone! In fact, we even dug deep to unravel the many benefits of getting your kids to indulge in the activity (read all about them here). But, a way to truly get your kids to enjoy the activity is to get creative, improvise, use cute names for poses, and maybe even weave a story around it. 

In fact, here's a little spring-inspired routine that is sure to capture their imagination:
  • The Big Mountain: Stand tall, keep those little feet together, look up, raise your arms towards the sky, and clap your palms together in prayer. The Mountain Pose is easy-peesy, isn't it?
  • Now Let's Sway Like A Tree: Simply stand on one leg, bend your opposite knee, place the sole of your foot on your inner thigh, and balance. That right there is your Tree Pose, done and dusted.
  • Bye Bye Birdie: You can make like a bird with the Warrior 3 Pose. Just stand on one leg. Extend the other leg behind you. Bend your torso forward and take your arms out in front of you to pretend that you are flapping your wings like a bird.
  • Make It Rain: Get into the Standing Forward Pose, which means that from the Mountain Pose, bend your upper body downward and reach for your toes. As you do this, trickle your arms down like the falling rain. Fun, right?
  • Plant Some Trees This Spring: It's time to squat, little babies. This one is super easy to follow. All you have to do is keep your feet apart and pretend you are sitting your butt down on an imaginary chair (back straight). Use your imaginating to plant some seeds in the garden as you squat.
  • Be The Bug: Now, every good gardener knows that their flowers and plants will attract insects. And in this case, it’s a caterpillar (the modified Locust Pose). Simply lie on your tummy with your arms stretched out front and inch along a leaf (the floor) like a caterpillar. You could also buzz like the bee with the Hero Pose. Come back to rest upright on your heels, buzz with your arms, and practice a humming breath. Then, it’s time to welcome butterflies with the Cobbler Pose. Simply sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly.
  • Flower Power: Come to sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, lift your legs, balance on your sitting bones, touch the soles of your feet together, and weave your arms under your legs. Pretend to blossom for the Flower Pose. So pretty and gentle.
  • Happy Dog Pose: One must end the routine with a Resting Pose so imagine you're a little puppy, ready to be tickled on his tummy before he takes a nap. Just lie on your back with your arms and legs stretched out. Close your eyes, breathe and rest easy. Good doggie. :)
This routine will most definitely appeal to your little yogi, make for the perfect springtime activity, and who knows, like Laura, you too may be prompted to start up an Insta snapshot account for your little one.

Images Via Instagram/Laura Sykora & Mini Laura Sykora
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