Welcome to our chair yoga ideas for kids series! This month features five desert yoga poses!
Integrating movement into the students’ learning experiences is so important, and I’m hoping this year-long series will help to bring yoga into your life in a fun, creative, and easy way. Each month, this series will feature a different theme that includes five chair yoga poses and a recommended yoga book for kids. This month’s theme is “desert.” These five desert-themed yoga 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
Begin your pretend trip to the desert with Emily’s Day in the Desert, a yoga book based on a trip to Death Valley, California. Imagine all the things you’ll see and do in the desert. Engage the children’s five senses as they bring the desert to life through their minds and bodies. Stretch up like a yucca tree, stand tall on the rocks like a bighorn sheep, or dart across the sandy dunes like a kit fox.
Clear the space, grab a chair, practice barefoot, and unleash your imagination!
5 Desert Poses Using a Chair
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New Desert Yoga Book for Kids: Emily’s Day in the Desert
Learn about the desert through movement + story!
Join Emily as she spends a day with her parents in Death Valley, California. Glide like a hawk, dart like a fox, and slither like a snake. This desert yoga book includes a list of yoga poses for kids and a parent-teacher guide. Ages 4+.
“I am a first-grade teacher. I do yoga every day in my classroom with my students. They thoroughly enjoyed this book! Here are some of their comments: ‘This book was great because you can learn about Death Valley and the animals while you are doing yoga.’ ‘I loved that the book was about a family taking a trip.’ ‘It was so awesome how the poses matched the words.’ ‘This book taught us some new poses that we’ve never done before.’ Overall, first graders at my school say… This book is awesome!” – Melissa
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Explore Desert Animal Yoga Cards for Kids
Stand tall like a desert bighorn sheep, soar like a red-tail hawk and scurry like a scorpion.
Discover the magic and awe of desert animals through these beautifully illustrated Desert Animal Yoga Cards for Kids.
Download these 53 digital Desert Animal Yoga cards to learn through movement in your home, classroom, or studio. The deck includes an index card, yoga tips, pose instructions, 20 yoga pose cards, and 20 matching desert animal cards. The multicultural yoga kids are from seven countries. Ages 3+
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