Baby animals are so incredibly cute, right! We just recently bought a digital photo frame, and looking back over the years, there is one thing in common with the photos of my daughter. She is often holding baby animals—whether it’s a piglet, chick, kitten, or puppy. She loves baby animals—and she’s not alone!
If you’re looking for a fun, engaging yoga theme for your animal-loving children, why not try Baby Animals Yoga. You will find five baby animal yoga poses below, or if you’re looking for more poses, check out our Baby Animal Yoga Cards for Kids.
To extend the yoga lesson, you could:
- read a few baby animal books,
- create baby animal art projects,
- have a discussion on which baby animals they love the most,
- bring in their favorite baby animal stuffie,
- or match baby animal names with the adult animal names.
5 BABY ANIMALS YOGA POSES FOR KIDS
1. Pretend to be a joey (kangaroo).
How to practice Chair Pose: Stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees, and keep a straight spine. Hold your hands out in front of you. Pretend to be a joey.
2. Pretend to be a duckling (duck).
How to practice Squat Pose: Come down to a squat with your knees apart and your arms between your knees. Touch your hands to the ground. Pretend to be a duckling.
3. Pretend to be a kitten (cat).
How to practice Cat Pose: On all fours, round your back and tuck your chin into your chest. Pretend to be a kitten.
4. Pretend to be a puppy (dog).
How to practice Puppy Pose: From all fours, slide your hands out in front of you while lowering your chest toward the ground. Keeping your arms straight, raise your elbows off the ground. Rest your forehead between your extended arms, letting your spine curve naturally. Pretend to be a puppy.
5. Pretend to be a foal (horse).
How to practice Three-Legged Dog Pose: From Downward-Facing Dog Pose, in an upside-down V shape, gently lift one leg at a time, pretending to kick like a foal.
Have you ever owned a baby animal and helped to raise it?! Tell us in the comments below!
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