Welcome to the first post in our monthly Kids Love Yoga series!
We will feature a new yoga pose each month and includes pictures of children from around the world practicing the pose.
The most popular page on our site is the list of kids yoga poses, so I thought it would be fun to share pictures of children practicing the various poses every month.
It is inspiring to see that children are natural yogis and physical postures can be practiced anywhere without any preparation.
Once your children have tried Downward-Facing Dog, don’t be surprised if you see them practicing the pose in the most unlikely places!
Join us for this month’s focus on Downward-Facing Dog Pose:
Sanskrit: Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Strengthens the arms and legs.
- Increases flexibility.
- Changes perspective by taking you into an inversion.
- Tames tantrums.
- Invigorates the body.
You could pretend to be:
A dog, a bear, a roof, a mountain, a coyote, a sandcastle, or Mayan ruins
Start out on all fours. Spread your fingers and press your palms flat onto the floor. Lift your buttocks, straighten your legs, and make an upside-down V shape. Send your heels gently to the ground. Relax your head and neck and look down between your legs.
Pictures of children in Downward-Facing Dog Pose from our fellow yogi and blogger friends:
Check out this Downward-Facing Dog Pose video:
Find the Downward-Facing Dog Pose in all of our yoga stories for kids:
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