This Mother's Day is the official start of National Women's Health Week which lasts from May 8th to May 14th. This year's theme is "It's your time" and women are encouraged to make their health a top priority.
Many mothers spend so much time taking care of their children that they ofter neglect their own needs.
This week make it a priority to take care of yourself first -- you will actually be in better shape to take care of those around you if you do this!
Showing your children that you are willing to put your health as a top priority will set a good example for them as well. Practicing yoga is one way to keep yourself fit, both mentally and physically.
At the end of this month I will be visiting the Bronx Zoo in New York as part of their Animal Tales Extravaganza.
I will be giving a yoga demonstration followed by a book signing on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th at 1:00 pm.
The Elephant Pose is one of the animal postures I will be focusing on at this Swinging into Spring Event at the Bronx Zoo, and this forward bending pose is great for stretching out children's over used hamstrings.
To celebrate The ABCs of Yoga for Kids coming out in Spanish, I have included the Spanish translation of the Elephant Pose below.
Elephant = Elefante
Soy un elefante fenomenal.
Me pongo de pie firmemente,
encorvo la columna vertebral
y me echo a andar muy toscamente.
Los dedos entrelazo
y de un lado al otro
la trompa lentamente mezo,
y camino suavemente
a pesar de mi gran peso.