With remote learning and stay-at-home orders, there is a lot more mom-daughter time right now than ever before! So we’re always looking for different ways to connect, bond, and move our bodies. Along with our YouTube fitness classes, parent child partner yoga poses have become a family favorite.
Check out these partner yoga poses below for parents and kids. If you’re looking for more poses, check out our Adult-Child Partner Yoga Cards with fifteen partner yoga poses. You can start with these ideas and then encourage your child’s creativity so they can invent new poses.
If you’re teaching family yoga classes, these are great visuals to share with your families, either in-person or online. Partner yoga poses are such a great way to both get time to stretch and relax and feel each other’s energy.
5 PARENT CHILD PARTNER YOGA POSES
This sequence includes poses meant to be practiced by an adult and child who are working together to create the pose. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried yoga before—just jump in and give it a go.
Practice barefoot on a non-slip surface, if possible. Clear any obstacles and ensure the safety of yourself and your partner. Don’t worry about perfectly aligned poses. Just enjoy each pose together.
Use this as a time to connect and bond in a playful and healthy way. Take time to rest after a session. Lie in Resting Pose and take a few slow, deep breaths to allow your body to soften and release any tension.
How to Practice Partner Extended Cat Pose
Come to all fours, facing each other, with your heads almost touching. Extend your right leg out behind you, flex your foot, and look forward. Place your left hand on your partner’s shoulder to counterbalance. Hold the pose for a few breaths and then signal to each other to come out of the pose together. Repeat on the other side.
How to Practice Stacked Child’s Pose
For the adult: Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest on the floor in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body, and take a few deep breaths.
For the child: At the signal of your adult partner, climb on your partner’s back to practice Child’s Pose stacked on top. Your arms will rest straight down, and your head will rest on your partner’s shoulders.
Together: Take a few moments in this pose, and then the top partner will carefully dismount from the pose.
How to Practice Partner Seated Cat Pose
Come to sitting comfortably cross-legged, facing each other, with your knees almost touching. Lift your arms and gently reach for your partner’s biceps. Then tuck your chin to your chest, round your back, and feel the stretch in your back using the resistance of your partner’s arm hold. Take a few moments in this position and then come out of the pose together.
How to Practice Seesaw
Sit in an L position facing each other. You could either press your flexed feet together, or one person could bring their feet inside their partner’s legs. Reach forward and take each other’s hands. To begin the seesaw, one partner leans back, bringing the other partner forward. Each partner takes turn leaning back and then bending forward to create the seesaw. Try this back-and-forth movement a few times.
How to Practice Partner Seated Twist
Come to sitting comfortably cross-legged, facing each other, an arm’s length away from each other. Place your palms on your knees and ensure that your spine is tall and straight. Twist your torso to the right. Take your left hand to reach for your partner’s right hand and wrap your right hand back behind you and reach for your partner’s left hand. Take a few moments in this pose, then switch sides and repeat the steps.
Check Out Our Adult-Child Partner Yoga Poses Cards
These engaging partner yoga poses are fun for you to do with your kids.
Try out partner standing forward bend, partner extended cat, and partner wide-legged side bend.
Yoga poses for kids often mimic our natural surroundings and may be interpreted in different ways, so please encourage the children’s creativity and curiosity
ADULT-CHILD PARTNER YOGA POSES DECK INCLUDES:
- 15 colorful and engaging adult-child parter yoga pose cards
- 15 detailed corresponding description cards
- Yoga tips and how to best use these cards
- Detailed instructions for each yoga pose provided
No previous yoga experience needed to do these partner poses. Ages 4+.
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