The is one of our favorite poses in the unschool partner-yoga series we practice daily – favorite and most common. You’ll see this pose in other yoga practices as well: interested parent yoga, bonding yoga, and even public school homework partner-yoga on occasion.
Notice the proximity of the yoga partners and the focus of the parent on the child as they work together.
Here you can see the child making an adjustment in the focus of the pose, and indicating the change to the parent.
This pose is useful for connecting the parent and child emotionally and energetically. It’s also useful in aiding the parent in communicating interest in the child and her activities, and offers both partners enhanced abilities in understanding one another. Use this pose in your yoga practice any time you need to bring focus, concentration, and connection to your parent-child partnership.
Well worth the time and effort it requires, and beneficial to both partners in ways that one can only begin to imagine before spending time in this pose, the unschool yoga series (and really any family yoga series) would not be complete without it. Rely on it often, and you’ll be amazed at the results. Happy stretching!