Yoga poses were invented thousands of years ago in India. It’s said that a group of people invented yoga postures by mimicking their natural environment. And that’s precisely why so many yoga postures are modeled after animals.
Children generally love animals, so it only makes sense to introduce children to this ancient wisdom through something they love, making their learning relevant and meaningful. Below, you will find various animal yoga pose sequences inspired by animals around the world.
Remember that these animal yoga sequences are intended to spark your imagination and creativity. By all means, use these suggested sequences as a springboard and add other yoga poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation stories that suit your group of children. Follow their interests and enthusiasm for the practice.
Animal Yoga Ideas for Kids
Below find links to various animals yoga ideas for children:
Animal Yoga Ideas from Specific Places
Click below to find links to animals yoga ideas for kids that you find in specific locations (ex. farm, garden, zoo, ocean, beach, night time, jungle or forest):
Animal Yoga Sequences from Various Countries
Below find links to animals yoga ideas featuring animals from specific countries:
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Animal Yoga Books for Kids
You might like a few of our kids yoga books featuring animals: