A couple of weeks ago the lovely people at Actimel invited us along to the mindfulness and yoga workshop they were holding in East London to celebrate the launch of their new yummy yogurt drinks. I took number three and four with me, but was a little sceptical as to how well number four was going to behave!
I have only ever practiced yoga during my last two pregnancies, but found it a great way to really focus my mind and helped a great deal towards a much calmer and easier labour. It is always something I have considered for the children as they tend to easily lose focus easily and would love to see if this had any impact on their learning. With number three returning to school and number four starting nursery this was a perfect event for us.
Once we had arrived and had a super healthy breakfast at the yoga centre we set to work at practicing our yoga moves and learning the importance of breathing techniques. The children remained engaged throughout and really enjoyed learning something new. Next up we got to make some fabulous smoothies with the new flavours that Actimel had to offer mixed with lots of fresh fruit. It is a fantastic way to get the children to start their day and I always find they are happier about trying new things when they have helped to prepare it themselves. Number four was especially taken with the glow in the dark bottles and couldn’t wait to go home to try them out.
With five children to contend with in the morning it may be a challenge in itself to get the yoga challenge done before school, but with some new rules being implemented for September in our household the time they would spend sitting watching cartoons will now be used to fit in couple of yoga moves each morning.
We have started the challenge this week and have already seen a marked improvement in the children’s behaviour and is lovely to have ten minutes together to start the day. Thank you so much for Actimel for inviting us along to your wonderful event and opening our eyes to something new.