In which The Four-Year-Old Invents a New Yoga Pose

The Helicopter Pose

The Four-Year-Old: “Mommyo, did you know I have a helicopter pose?”

Mommyo: “You do? Can I see it?”

The Four-Year-Old, jumping up and down: “All you do is jump up and down waving your arms. It’s made simple for yoga. You could do it instead of your morning cup of yoga, Mommyo.”

Mommyo: “I think I would need to do my morning cup of yoga before I do the helicopter pose.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Why?”

Mommyo: “I think I might need to warm up before I did that.”

The Four-Year-Old: “No, Mommyo, it is a warm-up. Do you know why?”

Mommyo: “No.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Because it really warms you up.”

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to In which The Four-Year-Old Invents a New Yoga Pose

  1. Hahahaha. Smart girl.


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