Wouldn’t you love to have the ability to perform all those flexible poses we always see in yoga pictures while smiling as if this zen moment had taken away all of your stress and worries? Well, although one yoga session may not be enough to reach that ultimate goal, it will let you know whether you enjoy the activity and how it makes you feel.
I had never been to a yoga session before. The closest experience I got was trying to follow along some workout sheet I got from the web (hum, wait, it was a Pilates Flexibility training, not even yoga). When I saw an ad for a Soul Pose session in my city, claiming that they offer the happiest yoga on the planet, I had to try it! My kids (5 and 8 years old) decided to come along.
Soul Pose Yoga Experience
The event is organized to make the yoga session festive and it feels like going to a big party. You can learn more about Soul Pose on their website: www.soulpose.com.
Each registration included a yoga mat, an embroidered towel, a souvenir bracelet, a confetti bag, a granola bar and a bottle of water.
Fun with Colors
As we arrived, the fun began with an activity of body and nail painting with bright colors. Afterwards, under the black light it produced an effect that reminded us of the Avatar movie.
This is the skin paint we used:
It stayed on pretty well during the event and it was easy to removed with soap in the shower afterwards. Since this is the part of the activity that the kids loved the most, I am definitely ordering some for fun at home.
We were also encourage to draw on our yoga mats with fluo markers while waiting for the session to begin. It looked very good under the black light.
The room was beautifully illuminated and the setting was great, with everyone in circles around the yoga session animator.
The yoga session lasted 1 hour and it felt good. The kids followed very well for 20 minutes. Then, we tossed the confetti and their attention was gone. They still had fun drawing on the mat and playing with the confetti on the ground. They did not disturb the others participants, so it was alright. I was not really impressed by the session, but it was nonetheless a decent and enjoyable physical activity.
Challenge for YOU
We keep hearing about the mental and physical health benefits yoga has to offer. Why not try a few yoga positions yourself?