Fairy Yoga

Fairy Yoga

Who doesn’t love fairies!

Watching my daughter enter the magical world of pretend play has been so cool. She loves dressing up as fairies and princesses. During a recent nature walk, we pretended to be walking through a fairy forest and going on fairy adventures. We also found fairy books in the library, and she loved doing fairy sticker books during our summer travels. We even planted a fairy garden this year.

Another way to celebrate fairies is through movement and story. First, take out your fairy, princess, or other pretend world gear (books, stickers, dress-up clothes, stamps, cards, figurines, etc.). Create a fairy world in your studio, classroom, or home to ignite their imagination.
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You could follow the suggested fairy yoga sequence below or grab a yoga pose card pack and make up your own fairy-inspired yoga sequence. Don’t worry about practicing the yoga poses perfectly—just give it a go. Spark your children’s imagination by joining in their pretend fairy yoga experience and asking them questions: How do fairies move? Where do fairies live? What makes fairies special? What do fairies do for fun? See how your fairy yoga experience unfolds… no doubt in a magical way.

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Create your Fairy World

To get you in the mood for your fairy yoga experience, get out your favorite fairy toys and books. Here are a few of our fairy favorites:

Make a list of things you might see in a fairy world. Some ideas are:

rabbits, a frog prince, butterflies, unicorns, rainbow fish, flowers, mermaids,
rainbows, toadstools, trees, waterfalls, party dresses, fairy wands

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Practice Fairy Yoga Poses for Kids

Go on a fairy yoga journey and follow this fairy yoga sequence below or make up your own fairy story and matching fairy yoga sequence:

Dancer's Pose for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

1. Dancer’s Pose – pretend to be dancing at the fairy ball.

Stand tall in Mountain Pose, stand on one leg, reach the opposite leg out behind you, place the outside of your foot into your hand, bend your torso forward with your arm out in front for balance, and arch your leg up behind you. Repeat on the other side. Pretend to be a dancing fairy.

 Warrior 3 Pose for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

2. Warrior 3 Pose – pretend to be flying through the fairy forest.

Stand on one leg. Extend the other leg behind you. Bend your torso forward and take your arms out to the sides to pretend you are flying through the fairy forest. Repeat on the other side.

 Locust Pose for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

3. Locust Pose – pretend to swim near the fairy waterfall.

Lie on your tummy. Lift your chest and shoulders, look up, and rotate your bent arms in circles as if you are swimming through the waterfall pools.

 Cobbler's Pose

4. Cobbler’s Pose – pretend to flutter around the fairy garden.

Shift back to sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly. Pretend to flutter around the fairy flowers.

 Resting Pose for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

5. Resting Pose – pretend to sleep peacefully in the fairy palace.

Lie on your back with your arms and legs outstretched. Breathe and rest. Imagine you are resting in your cozy fairy bed in your fairy palace.

Check out our Yoga Poses for Kids page for more images and descriptions.

Note that this sequence has been specifically laid out to flow from one pose to the next in a safe, logical way.  Feel free to adapt the sequence to suit the age, needs, attention span, and energy level of your child.

Yoga pose images are from our Yoga Poses for Kids Cards


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Yoga Books for Kids

Check out our yoga stories for young children:

“Sophia’s Jungle Adventure is a simple story that links together a series of yoga poses with a child’s imagination. Children act out the story using the poses as they pretend to be various animals seen in the rain forest. Seamlessly integrated into the story are reminders that we need to be mindful of our environment and the living things with which we share it. I use this story in my speech language therapy program to encourage shared imagination and to build vocabulary and concepts. I give this story a 5-star rating for the simple, yet colorful illustrations and the opportunity to encourage imagination.”
Debby H.

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One Response to Fairy Yoga

  1. Simone October 3, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    My daughters loved doing this sequence. Thanks!

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