It’s clear the yoga trend has reached mainstream status and is here to stay. Acclaimed for its healthy and meditative effects, yoga is now for everyone, including children. My daughter’s school actually offers yoga once a week and she’s surprised me by doing “downward dog” or “tree pose” in perfect form more than once. I love that she’s getting a well-rounded physical education, combined with the usual playground run-around.
Founder, yoga teacher and mom, Jensen Wheeler Wolfe was teaching yoga at her daughter’s preschool when she realized a small predicament. There just aren’t a lot of options for yoga sized mats for children. So she decided to design her own and the result was The Little Yoga Mat. Made of eco-friendly, thick foam material, the mat has a non-slip grip and is easy to roll up for little ones to carry, The Little Yoga Mat is an easy solution to get your kids fit and healthy anywhere. It also rolls up neatly to fit in mom’s diaper bag.
Currently there are two designs available, the Lotus or Sun Mat ($30). The mats can also be used as play or sleeping mats.