If you are a mom you may have recently come across the Instagram name @laurasykora with images of a mother and her young daughter doing yoga together. Laura Kasperzak is a 36 year-old mom of two young children and is the co-founder of Two Fit Moms in New Jersey, a yoga school she started with Masumi Goldman. As you can clearly see from the images, Laura’s daughter loves joining in with her mother and she also practices yoga on her own. Despite her tender years, Laura’s daughter practices ‘sun salutations’ and ‘down dog’ with ease. In a recent interview with Sara McGinnis, which was posted on Baby Center Blog, Laura was asked about people’s misconceptions and what she considered was the most common one regarding yoga. “That it’s easy. That it’s boring. That it’s just sitting on your mat meditating. That’s one form of yoga, and there are many, but it can be a workout — and is not boring!”
After the birth of her two children Laura, who has practised yoga for over 17 years, was keen to use it to help her get back in shape. Initially this was through a mix of strength training and cardio-based yoga, whereas now she concentrates wholly on power yoga. It was while practising yoga that her daughter began to take an interest and has become a little star in her own right. In the interview Laura also talked about an incident where her daughter asked Laura to take her photo when doing yoga. However, when her daughter saw the image, she told her mum it had to be done again as she wasn’t smiling. This is a very clear indication that Laura’s daughter loves doing yoga, and especially with her mother. We reckon it is a perfect way of doing some mother-daughter bonding.