Monday, August 7, 2017

Yoga + Relaxation w/ Your Kids Sponsored by Wayfair

This post is in collaboration with my friends at Wayfair

I love to do yoga, you know this very well by now. There's nothing more relaxing to me than leaving my home, by myself and heading to the yoga studio where I will have time to myself without a little person on me (which is the majority of my day). Unfortunately, I don't get to do that as often as I would like to and in order to get a yoga practice in, I have to make space and time for it at home, which is easier said than done with two kids. So I thought to myself, self, I gotta get the toddler/almost preschooler into stretching with me. So we started our search for things that would make at home yoga with a kid fun and relaxing. We started with his own yoga mat, which he obviously chose himself... and he took right to it!

There's something so sweet about seeing my child roll out his yoga mat excitedly... but then there's no structure lol. He just waves his legs around like a wild little person. It's cute for a minute but how am I ever supposed to practice with a wiggle worm? Enter these awesome Body Poetry Yoga Flash Cards that I found on Wayfair- they show the little guy how he can bend and pose just like other fun things. Now, these cards obviously don't cover the moves that I'm hoping to achieve but I need to start the toddlah off slow, and we'll eventually get to a point where I can put on a yoga video and he might try to keep up with me or at least let me practice without climbing on me while I'm in down dog.

Even the baby is all like, how can I get in on this bendy action? I want to be patient and kind and I also want my kids to be patient and kind. I think that if I take the time to create spaces and ways for us to relax and even practice yoga, that we'll have a way to bond and keep bendy together! I worked with Wayfair to pick some of my favorite things from the site to make your space perfect for relaxation whether you have kids or not. These are live on the site as "Blogger Picks" so be sure to check them out.
Yoga Flash Cards

Body Poetry Yoga Flash Cards
We love taking these cards out and doing gentle stretches. Being a parent can be stressful so finding something relaxing to do with your kids is great for everyone. They're super big (and sturdy) which makes it great fun for your little yogis!

Yoga Blanket

Premium Mexican Beach Yoga Blanket
Having a dedicated yoga blanket for your home practice makes a big difference! You've got your space to relax, recharge and renew with this blanket that can be folded for a bolster or draped over for your well deserved savasana.

Relax Pillow

Relax Cotton Throw Pillow
Sometimes you need a little reminder to slow down and just relax. This pillow is cotton (my fave) and comes in three colors so you'll be sure to find a combo for your yoga and meditation space!

Sheet Set

Biggsville 1200 Thread Count Cotton Sheet Set
Sleep is an important part of taking care of yourself- the sheets you use can make a big difference in the comfort and quality of your sleep. These sheets are high thread count yet sill affordable plus cotton is my favorite!

Yellow Floor Pillow

Dedmon Lotus Floor Pillow
Adding accent pillows like these to a kids play area can add a fun twist and extra padding plus can double as bolsters and meditation pillows. This print is so light and fun!

Yoga Figurine

Handcrafted Wood Yoga Figurine
What a perfect gift for the yogi in your life. This little piece would make any zen lover happy plus it's very versatile and would fit with different decor.

Area Rug

Peyton Multi-Colored Area Rug
Adding a very funky area rug to a kids playroom can help keep your aesthetic in place while also making the space fun. This rug is perfect for kids because it will hide those spills and stains, which will inevitably happen!

Adult Coloring Book

Adult C&A Mandalas to Color
Zen comes in a lot of forms! We love to color in our house so the kids have their coloring pages and Mom has hers. This coloring book can help you disconnect from tech and quiet your mind by focusing on a relaxing task!

Table Lamp

Tiffany Lotus Flower Arched Table LampHow gorgeous is this lamp? It's magical and fun! This would be the perfect lighting element for a quiet meditation corner, a yoga studio or your own personal quiet space. Illuminating while illuminating!

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