Welcome to the second post in our chair yoga ideas for kids series – this month’s theme is yoga animal poses!
With my daughter in kindergarten, I am reminded again about being a primary school teacher and the importance of integrating movement into the students’ learning experiences. I’m hoping this year-long series will help to bring yoga into your life in a fun, creative, and easy way.
Each month, we’ll include five chair yoga poses inspired by a particular theme, along with a recommended yoga book for kids. This month’s theme is “animals.” These five yoga animal poses could be done:
- during a transition time in the classroom
- during a subject change in your homeschool classroom
- at home when you’re stuck indoors
- when you would like to practice yoga in a small space
Imagine that you are going on a pretend journey around the world to meet animals from various countries. Today, we’re going to pretend to be:
- eagles from United States
- sheepdogs from England
- turtledoves from England
- lions from Tanzania
- echidnas from Australia
Clear the space, practice barefoot, grab a chair, and unleash your imagination!
5 Yoga Animal Movement Breaks Using a Chair
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Animal Yoga Book for Kids: Good Night, Animal World
Help your children sleep better with this yoga bedtime story!
Say good night to the animals of the world through calming yoga poses for kids. Join six multicultural yoga kids as you perch like a bald eagle, crouch like a tiger, and curl up like a sloth. Included is a list of Yoga Poses and a Parent Guide with tips on creating a successful bedtime experience. Ages 2+.
Buy the matching Good Night, Animal World Yoga Cards for creative and independent play.
Marta says, “Bedtime is a hard time! That’s why I love that this book helps my son release extra energy right before going to bed. On every page of the book, you find a child and an animal showing calming yoga poses. I basically show my son the book, and he starts moving just because it’s fun for him to act out the animals. It helps him unwind (and me, too!). I love the guide at the end giving useful tips on creating a good bedtime routine, such as the ritual of four Bs: brush, bath, book, and bed. A very practical book to do fun yoga poses.”
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