When we sit up tall, we can feel our belly muscles helping hold us up. Pay attention as you try this pose. Sit up tall and make your belly very strong. As you twist, move slowly and gently. Find the place where you feel strong and a little bit challenged. Then take a few breaths and feel your strength holding you. You are so strong!
Just as the curious Cow meanders through pastures of grass, we too are curious around the world around us. When breaking down this pose for kids, we like to talk about this peaceful animal. Not only are cows peaceful and curious, it turns out cows have best friends! Cows tend to form friendships within herds and are always curious to make new friends. When discussing this pose to kids, we like to talk about friendship! What makes a good friend? What do you like most about your best friend?
Mountains are seen as strong and unwavering. Their permanence in the world can teach us to be steady and powerful. Mountains absorb the sun, rain, snow and brave the natural elements. When teaching the Mountain pose, we like to align and ground ourselves in this pose. It is an active pose that helps improve posture, balance, and calm focus
It has been a while since we shared a kids yoga pose, so this week we present the Deer Pose from our winter workbook. This pose is a variation of the Warrior I pose. Deers are elusive, know how to listen, tread lightly and dash away when danger approaches. In the Deer Pose, think to yourself, I tread lightly with care.