Yamas & Niyamas Lesson Unit

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Yamas & Niyamas Lesson Unit

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What are the Yamas and Niyamas? This lesson unit introduces tweens and teens to the Yamas and Niyamas. The Yamas and Niyamas make up the first two limbs of the 8-limb yoga tree. The purpose of the Yamas and Niyamas is to provide guidelines on how to live. When the Yamas and Niyamas are broken down, children understand how to apply them to everyday life.

This lesson unit breaks down the Sanskrit into words and phrases that are familiar and relatable to children. Older children may have an easier time comprehending some of the Sanskrit; however, using English may be more appropriate in the secular school setting. Sanskrit can be used when appropriate, perhaps in a call and response to help children with pronunciation and to improve the chance of memorization. The philosophy of Yamas and Niyamas can be taught with or without the use of Sanskrit, and its those ideas and ideals that we are hoping our children will learn to embody.

There are 10 lesson plans that include breathing exercises, yoga poses, a Sun Salutation full-page poster to challenge and engage children. The diverse characters help children see themselves as natural yogis.

The Yamas and Niyamas Lesson Unit is a 34-page PDF download which you can view on your phone, tablet, computer or print out onto paper. The lesson unit helps children learn the concepts of the yoga philosophy, the context for the Yamas and Niyamas in everyday life, and how to incorporate these values at school, in sports and at home.

  • Designed for tweens and teens ages 11-18

  • Includes various yoga sequences

  • Learn tons of yoga poses, including the Sun Salutation sequence

  • Learn breathing and relaxation activities

  • Learn the principles of the Yamas and Niyamas, broken down into an easy way for kids to understand

Perfect for classrooms, clubs, summer camps, parties, kids' events, and yoga classes.


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