One of the first songs we teach to babies about their bodies is, “Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes…” Why? Because babies are fascinated with their bodies and love exploring what they can do! Yoga gives us the opportunity to re-visit that sense of discovery and wonderment.
Try practicing Tadasana (Mountain Pose) every day to remind yourself of the awesomeness your body provides you. Can you spread your toes? Can you shift your ankles so they are upright, allowing you to balance your weight evenly? Can you feel your joints stretching and releasing tension in your arms, wrists and hands?
If you can’t bend all the way down to your toes, that’s okay. You are where you are. What a glorious feeling it is to reconnect with your body every day. Because let’s face it, our bodies feel different every day. Our muscles continually lengthen and shorten during every day movements, such as making our bed or taking a shower. So pay attention to what areas of your body need stretching and work on those (song is optional). ;)