The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37089   Message #1221956
Posted By: Shula
09-Jul-04 - 03:45 AM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! Index thru Nov 1, 2004
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Index thru July 7 2004
Dear Folks,

I hope I am doing this right. The story is rather bland, but I thought the title might occasion a bit of humour:

Yoga for Younguns

If you've been within a doughnut's throw of your local gym lately you probably have a passing familiarity with yoga.

In addition to poses no single-jointed individual could possibly hope to get themselves into, it also includes exotic vocabulary like Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini… and Itsy Bitsy.

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," is where meditating tots trim and tone. With the number of obese adolescents in the U.S. now at 17 percent, some fitness gurus think it's time to get a jump on healthy habits by bringing infants into the fold.

"Today, the obesity rate is so alarming that anything that we can do to get parents and children active together, from the start of life, the better off we are," says Helen Grabedian, founder of "Itsy Bitsy Yoga." Garabedian teaches young yogis ranging from a few weeks to a few years old.

According to a mother, Sarah, when her baby Evan is in a bad mood, he'll do some of the poses, and he just perks right up.