Yoga is a great way to pass the time indoors while keeping your kids moving and stretching. The Bay Area shelter in place order has definitely been hard on families, but as we enter into the second week, we’re starting to find a few things that really work. Yoga is definitely on that list!
Here are eight yoga poses that you and your kids can do at home!
Half Moon Pose
Using a wall to help balance, stand on one foot and one hand (from the same side of the body) while lifting the other foot and the other hand!
This classic yoga pose done on all fours brings fresh oxygen to the brain and lets blood circulate through the whole body.
This pose feels so good! It stretches the stomach muscles and feels good on the lower back. Have fun hissing like a snake when you do this one.
This pose stretches the whole body, making you feel refreshed and awake!
Mantra: I am Loved
Close your eyes and repeat the mantra three times. Positive thinking is a very tool powerful for our kids!
Seated Calm Pose
Simply sitting down and taking a few breaths lets kids relax and refocus. Try this one when your child just can’t seem to calm down.
To keep your balance, stare at something in front of you that is not moving.
This pose builds leg strength and it’s harder than it looks!
Download a free printable of these eight poses to use at home with your kids. View them on screen or for more fun, print them out and have your kids color them in and cut them out. Voila, you just did an art activity! Now it’s time for yoga: Set your kids up in a nice cozy corner with some peaceful music and maybe some lavender diffusing nearby.
If you want even more yoga fun, there are some free kid’s yoga and dance videos to follow along with on my Instagram story highlights under ‘virtual teaser’, or go to www.patreon.com/graceandzen for ongoing weekly new videos of kids’ yoga, dance, storytime, and craft time!
I want to see your kids having fun with yoga! Share photos of your child using the flashcards by tagging @graceandzen on Instagram!