This time my karma held and I was right. Of course, to earn the fitness badge the Brownies were working on took more than just yoga. They had done 20 minutes of Zumba before they got to me. There was a bit of a problem right away though.
Yoga requires a focused mind, deep breathing techniques and the ability to hold a pose. You can't take 10 little girls and wind them up in a Zumba class and expect they will be able to lay on a mat and do yoga poses after jumping around like grasshoppers.
your shoulders and head. I took one look and told them no way could I do that pose. Then I showed them a Sun Salutation, and made them do that one twice. After that I took them through Warrior I and Warrior II, and most of them snickered, thinking I was an old lady and was doing the easy stuff. Then I put them in a Reverse Warrior pose, and heard the groans I was waiting for. I smiled secretly to myself then put them through some more poses. At the end of 20 minutes, they were done. Like a well cooked roast beef.
And so was I. I'd been sick the week before and hadn't practiced yoga in days, and could feel it in the quivering muscles in my legs and back. Right before I collapsed in an ignominious heap on the floor in front of them, I took them through the meditation/relaxation.
...life is good. ~cath