How to practice Flower Pose with kids | Kids Yoga Stories

How to practice Flower Pose

Welcome back our monthly Kids Love Yoga (#kidsloveyoga) pose challenge.

Each month, we feature a new yoga pose you can practice with your children to promote a healthy lifestyle. Check out the collection of pictures below, where children demonstrate the focus pose. This month’s challenge is Flower Pose.

Now that the snow is finally starting to melt, my daughter and I have been talking about spring. As we look outside, we talk about what the garden is going to look like in a few weeks. We talk about the animals we’ll see: squirrels, chipmunks, birds, fox, deer, bunnies, and wild turkeys. We also talk about the signs of spring: flowers blooming, leaves growing on trees, new animals being born, rainbows bursting, and warmer weather. All of these spring things could be acted out with yoga poses for kids.Shop Yoga Books for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Last night, as we were reading and acting out our new spring yoga story, Rachel’s Day in Garden, my daughter was especially excited about Flower Pose. It’s a fun pose to work on balance, to strengthen the tummy, and to imagine blossoming like a flower. It’s also a fun pose to do together in a group!

Join us for this month’s pose: Flower Pose

Also known as: Blossoming Lotus Pose, Flowering Lotus Pose, or Floating Lotus

Sanskrit name: Vikasitakamalasana

Benefits:

  • Opens your hips and chest
  • Develops your core muscles
  • Increases your balance and coordination skills
  • Strengthens your arms
  • Boosts your energy

You could pretend to be a flower or anemone.

How to practice Flower Pose:

Come to sitting on your buttocks in a Cobbler’s Pose by bending your knees, placing the soles of your feet together, and sitting with a tall spine. On an inhale, firm your belly and lift your legs. Balance on your sitting bones and weave your arms under your legs. Lift your chest, squeeze your shoulder blades together, and ensure that your spine is straight. Hold your arms steady under your legs, with your palms facing up (or in a gyan mudra), and pretend to open up into a blossoming flower. Take a few deep breaths in Flower Pose then come out of the pose on an exhale.

You could also practice Flower Pose with a group of people in a circle (see below for pictures).

 

Pictures of Flower Pose:

Group flower pose by Jodi Komitor

Next Generation Yoga

Flower Pose by Full of Joy YogaFull of Joy Yoga
 Flower Pose by Full of Joy YogaFull of Joy Yoga  Flower Pose by Full of Joy YogaFull of Joy Yoga
 Flower Pose by Happy Sunshine YogaHappy Sunshine Yoga  Flower Pose by Happy Sunshine YogaHappy Sunshine Yoga
 Flower Pose by Kids Yoga StoriesKids Yoga Stories  Flower Pose by Kids Yoga StoriesKids Yoga Stories
Flower Pose by Kids Yoga StoriesKids Yoga Stories Flower Pose by Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga StoriesKids Yoga Stories

 

Find Flower Pose in our yoga cards for kids:

Check out this sneak preview of Flower Pose from our upcoming 50-yoga card deck featuring 25 yoga poses for kids, with 25 matching keywords.

Flower Pose sample from our upcoming 50-yoga card deck | Kids Yoga Stories

Sample of Flower Pose yoga cards from our upcoming 50-yoga card deck.

 

Find Flower Pose in these yoga books for kids:

A yoga story integrates yoga postures and philosophy into a storybook for children. The purpose of our yoga stories is to integrate movement, reading, and fun to foster critically thinking children who are creative, responsible, and globally minded.  Children follow the Yoga Kids in the books and act out various pretend journeys while learning about different places in the world as well as foreign cultures and new animals. Find Flower Pose in these two yoga books for kids:

Rachel's Day in the Garden yoga book by Kids Yoga StoriesRachel’s Day in the Garden

Luke's Beach Day yoga book by Kids Yoga StoriesLuke’s Beach Day

 

Other Yoga Poses for Kids Links:

Cobra Pose
Butterfly Pose
Child’s Pose
Chair Pose
Cat Pose
Bridge Pose
Bow Pose

Boat Pose
Downward-Facing Dog Pose

List of Yoga Poses for Kids

 

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