Welcome back to our chair yoga poses series! This month’s theme features fall yoga poses!
These five fall-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 visit to fall with Trish’s Fall Photography, a yoga book for readers to discover fall through literacy and movement. Imagine several fun activities to do during the fall. Engage the children’s five senses as they bring the fall to life with their minds and bodies.
Clear the space, grab a chair, practice barefoot, and unleash your imagination!
5 Fall Yoga Poses Using a Chair
1. Extended Mountain Pose – Pretend to be apple picking.
How to practice Mountain Pose: Sit comfortably on your chair with your feet flat on the ground, look up, take your arms straight up to the sky, and touch your palms together. Pretend to be picking apples at the apple orchard.
2. Triangle Pose – Pretend to be flying a kite.
How to practice Triangle Pose: From a standing position in front of your chair, step one foot back, placing the foot facing slightly outwards. Take your arms up parallel to the ground, bend at your waist, and tilt your upper body to the side. Reach your front hand to gently rest on your chair behind you and reach your other arm straight up. Pretend to be flying a kite in the park. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
3. Warrior 3 Pose – Pretend to be a flying goose.
How to practice Warrior 3 Pose: Stand on one leg with your arms straight out in front of you, holding the back of the chair. Extend the other leg behind you, flexing your foot. Bend your torso forward. Pretend to be a goose flying south. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
4. Chair Pose – Pretend to be a farmer.
How to practice Chair Pose: In front of your chair, stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees, and keep a straight spine. Take your straight arms up in front of you, look up, and try sinking a little deeper into your knees as if you’re about to sit back down in the chair. Pretend to be a farmer driving a tractor through the fields..
5. Child’s Pose – Pretend to be a pumpkin.
How to practice Child’s Pose: Sit back on your chair, slowly bend your upper body to rest on your thighs, rest your arms down towards the floor, and take a few deep breaths. Pretend to be a giant pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.
Download the Fall Chair Yoga Poster
Fall Yoga Book for Kids: Trish’s Fall Photography
*FOREWORD INDIES FINALIST 2016*
Experience the benefits of yoga with your children or students by acting out what you see and do on a fall day trip with this interactive yoga book for kids, Trish’s Fall Photography!
Join Trish and her dad as they spend a day taking pictures of fall for her school project. Be a tree, kite, and pumpkin. Discover fall, explore movement, and then do your own photography project!
This yoga storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide, to get the most out of your experience of yoga stories with young children.
Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links several yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story.
This fall yoga book for ages 2 to 5 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children.
“As a children’s yoga teacher, I am always looking for fun, creative books & themes for my classes. Trish’s Fall Photography is at the top of my list for books to share with my back-to-school kids’ classes. The story is engaging, the pictures are fun and colorful, and the Yoga Poses, which are displayed on each page along with the story, are accessible to all ages. I truly can’t wait to share this!!” – Susan F.
Download 40 Kid-Friendly Chair Yoga Pose PNG Images
You can purchase 40 PNG images to create your own sequences, make up your own yoga cards, or design your own yoga games:
Check out our Fall Yoga Cards for Kids
Pretend to feel the raindrops from Fall showers, to pick pumpkins and to watch the bears prepare to sleep in their dens!
Instantly download these 53 Fall Yoga digital yoga cards to learn through movement in your home, classroom, or studio. Includes an Index Card, Yoga Tips, Pose Instructions, 20 Yoga Pose Cards, and 20 matching Fall cards.
Collection of Chair Yoga Ideas for Kids
Are you looking for easy chair yoga themes for your classroom or homeschool? Click below to see a list of ideas from our chair yoga series:
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