Yesterday before our movers came, we had our first yoga session. My daughter was thrilled and open minded about yoga (or as she calls, Yoda). My son on the other hand wanted to just play and have free time. It took some convincing, but I managed to get him to do it with me. I told him that if he didn't like it, I wouldn't force him to do it again. He made me pinky swear. :)
We started off with a meditation and the first story in the Adventure Stories CD. The relaxing sounds and calm voice of Christi's husband Mark Eley helped the kids get rid of their sillies and focus on the visuals that Mark was describing. After the relaxations, I did the readings and poses in the first lesson (mind you, there are over 50 lessons!). This first lesson took about 10-15 minutes, we did a simple stretching pose, and discussed abundance, which is the first lesson. My two kids didn't know what the word meant, but after this first lesson they understood it completely.
After the first lesson was finished, I took time to thank my son especially for doing this with us. I asked him if he would do it again tomorrow, and he said yes! He liked it. He was one tough cookie to win over, but I think because it was brief, and because it engaged his imagination it was a great first introduction to yoga.