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5 Jungle Yoga Poses Using a Chair (+ Printable Poster)

Welcome back to our chair yoga ideas for kids series! This month’s theme includes jungle 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 “the jungle.” These five jungle-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 the jungle with Sophia’s Jungle Adventure, a yoga book inspired by the Costa Rican jungle. Imagine all the things you’ll see and do in the jungle. Engage the children’s five senses as they bring the jungle to life with their minds and bodies.

Clear the space, grab a chair, practice barefoot, and unleash your imagination!

5 Jungle Yoga Poses Using a Chair

1. Warrior 3 Pose – Toucan:

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 toucan. Switch sides and repeat the steps.

Warrior 3 Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

2. Cat Pose – Jaguar:

From a sitting position with your feet flat on the ground, round your back and tuck your chin into your chest, stretching your back. Pretend to be a jaguar.

Cat Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

3. Cobra Pose – Boa Constrictor:

Come to sit at the front of your chair. Open your chest, squeeze your shoulder blades together, look up, and bring your hands to the back of the chair. Arch into a baby back bend. Pretend to be a boa constrictor.

Cobra Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

4. Cobbler’s Pose – Butterfly:

Come to sit in your seat. Bring your legs up on the front of the chair, with the soles of your feet together. Keep a tall spine. Pretend to be a butterfly.

Cobbler's Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

5. Forward Bend – Alligator:

Perch at the front of your chair with your legs stretched out in front of you. Place your feet hip-width apart, and flex your feet to rest your heels on the ground.  Slowly bend your upper body (ensuring that your chair is stable) and reach for your toes. Keep a straight spine and look down at your toes. Pretend to be an alligator.

Forward Bend Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories


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Jungle Yoga Book for Kids: Sophia’s Jungle Adventure

Join Sophia on her jungle adventure! Fly like a toucan, slither like a snake, and flutter like a butterfly as you act out this journey through a Costa Rican jungle. What else might you see?

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 book for ages 3 to 7 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children.

Sophia’s Jungle Adventure is also available in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and German.

Snehal says, “I really love this book. I am a yoga teacher, and I use books all the time in my classes. Sophia’s Jungle Adventure is great because it has a great story, so colorful that it immediately attracts the attention of a child. It has a great eco-friendly theme! Sophia and her friends are in an Environment Club at school.”

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Litlte girl reading Sophia's Jungle Adventure by Kids Yoga StoriesSophia’s Jungle Adventure

Print out our digital Jungle Animals Yoga Cards for Kids

Learn about jungle animals through movement!

Pretend to be a turtle, toucan, and tapir through basic yoga poses for kids! Instantly download these 52 jungle animals yoga cards to learn about the Central American rainforest through movement in your home, classroom, or studio. Includes an Index Card, Yoga Tips, Pose Instructions, 20 Yoga Pose Cards, and 20 matching Jungle Animals Cards. The multicultural yoga kids are from seven countries. Ages 3+.Buy Yoga Cards Now from the Kids Yoga Stories Shop page

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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:

Download Chair Yoga Poses for Kids PNG Images | Kids Yoga Stories

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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:

Collection of Monthly Chair Yoga Ideas for Kids - to easily add movement to your curriculum | Kids Yoga StoriesCollection of Chair Yoga Ideas

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