The Unschool Yoga Pose

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!


Be well.


About Nathan M McTague, CPCC, CPDPE

I am a full-time parent of three, Writer, Life Coach, Lecturer, Parenting Mentor, and Shamanic Practitioner. In all of the above, I am seeking to assist my fellow humans in their processes of claiming and unleashing their highest potentials.
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4 Responses to The Unschool Yoga Pose

  1. You can also call this the ‘bonding pose’ 🙂 I like your post.

    Keep sharing.

    • Hello again, Seema,

      I did say it was one of the poses in “bonding yoga” … 😉 But you’re right, this is definitely an important pose in the bonding series!

      Thanks for joining in, and for the encouragement.

      Be well.

  2. Kat says:

    I like – happy yoga-ing! 🙂

    Where does that little door behind the table lead to? It looks mysterious!

    (Also: Those chairs are, like, SOO American! 😉 (At least from what I’ve seen on TV.)

    • Hi Kat!

      I agree, the chairs are ultra-American — picked out by my ultra-American Dad and purchased online for front door delivery (from Malaysia)… I don’t think you can get any more American than that. Unless maybe if they were “shabby chic”.

      That little door goes to the… ART Closet! You can get a glimpse of the inside here. It is one of the many storage spaces in our remodeled home that we saved from being walled in.

      NIce to hear from you here, Kat.

      Be well.


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