Talk about yoga stretching for beginners: According to Easy Reader News, children in Pennekamp Elementary School's developmental kindergarten class have begun doing holistic exercises in their homeroom – and they love it!
Teacher Amy McConnell recently asked the news source's Alene Tchekmedyian to sit in on a class, in which 18 excited boys and girls did creative yoga poses to the sounds of '60s surf music.
"Are you guys ready to go surfing?" she asked her class. "Yeah!" they responded.
Then, with the Surfaris' "Wipe Out" playing in the background, the kids did poses that tested their ability to balance and stretch.
Tchekmedyian explained that all this posing and yoga meditation for beginners was made possible by an artists-in-residence program that is funded by proceeds gathered by the school's Parent-Teacher Association.
And why do the kindergartners love posing and meditating so much?
"I make it fun and I'm silly, I'm not afraid to make mistakes," MacConnell told the newspaper. "Kids like when you mess up."
Apparently so, since more than 1.5 million children practice yoga each year, according to a survey conducted buy the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.