Have you been curious about chakras and wondered if you could teach children about them? Maybe you’ve heard that understanding about chakras can help children learn about their social and emotional selves on a deeper level.
The yoga poses below, which are coupled with positive affirmations, are associated with each of the seven chakras. In yogic philosophy, the seven chakras that run in a straight line from the base of the spine to the crown of your head make up the subtle body, which holds all the energy that affects your mind, body, and spirit.
Each chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, acts like a spinning wheel of energy. Though the chakras are developing throughout your life, children and teens are not too young to begin to understand the basics concepts of chakras.
These chakra yoga poses below can help them tune in to their own health and wellness. Chakra yoga poses—including hip-opening poses, back bends, and inversions—ultimately help get the energy flowing throughout their bodies. A deeper understanding of their wholistic selves can be part of building a healthy life.
Chakra Poses for Kids
Try these poses below and say the affirmation associated with the pose, feeling the truth of the statement each time. Check out our Chakra Cards for Kids as a tool to discuss and explore the basic concept of chakras.
I am secure.
How to practice Tree Pose: Stand on one leg. Bend the knee of the leg you are not standing on, place the sole of your foot on the opposite inner thigh or calf (just not on your knee), and balance. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
I enjoy my life.
How to practice Warrior 2 Pose: Start in a standing position. Step one foot back so that your toes are angled outward, bend your front knee, and open your hips to the side. Then reach both arms up, parallel to your legs, and look over your front fingertips. Make sure your front knee is bent forward so that your knee is over your ankle and that your spine is straight. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
I am confident.
How to practice Half Moon Pose: From a standing position, step your left foot back while opening your hip out to the side. Tilt forward and place your right hand flat on the ground (or on a block) in front of your right foot while simultaneously lifting your left foot. Open your hips and extend your left arm up to the sky. Align your shoulders over each other and open your chest. If possible, try gazing out to the left. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
I am kind.
How to practice Puppy Pose: From all-fours, slide your hands out in front of you while lowering your chest toward the ground. Keep your arms straight and raise your elbows off the ground. Rest your forehead between your extended arms, letting your spine curve naturally.
I am creative.
How to practice Bridge Pose: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms down alongside your body, with your palms flat on the ground. Tuck your chin into your chest and keep your spine straight. On an inhale, lift your buttocks.
I am open-minded.
How to practice Legs Up the Wall: Lie flat on your back then slowly raise your legs straight up toward the sky, making an L shape with your body. Keeping your legs together, flex your feet. Spread your arms out to either side and keep your neck in a neutral position. You could also rest your legs up a wall instead.
I am peaceful.
How to practice Resting Pose: Lie on your back with your arms and legs stretched out. Breathe and rest.
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You May Enjoy Our Chakra Cards for Kids
Help children learn the basic energetics of their growing bodies and minds with Chakra Cards for Kids.
This deck includes:
- 58 colorful and engaging digital cards
- 20 chakra yoga poses paired with 20 positive affirmations/mantras
- Simple description of the chakra system
- Yoga tips
- Detailed instructions for each yoga pose
Take the free chakra quiz for grownups here.
You May Also Enjoy Chakra Cards for Grownups Pack
This pack is a great ongoing healing resource and includes:
1. Chakra Cards for Grownups:
- Five mantra cards for each of the 7 chakras (35 mantras/affirmations in total)
- Several journal prompts that you can explore for each of the 7 chakras
- One simple healing exercise for each of the 7 chakras
2. Chakra Healing Meditation (Audio)
- This daily 20-minute guided meditation is specifically designed to help you heal and balance your chakra system.
- You will discover how to utilize your own healing hands and internal vision to balance each chakra within your whole energy system.
3. Chakra Healing Chart
This two-page cheat sheet gives you more insight into each of the chakras and additional recommendations for each chakra.
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