One of our lovely Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors who is also a preschool yoga teacher, Cheryl Silberman of Rock Zen Roll Yoga, asked if we could put together some Sweet Treats Yoga Cards for her students. We would love to share five of the Sweet Treats yoga poses with you today!
It’s been fun collaborating on a few yoga card decks together to enhance her preschool yoga lessons. Cheryl says, “I know the kids will LOVE it. Your yoga cards are truly the best. They continue to bring yoga to life. I work alone, so to get helpful and valuable feedback is so refreshing.”
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5 SWEET TREATS YOGA POSES
Below, you’ll find five yoga poses inspired by some favorite sweet treats. Try these postures and then make up your own. Focus on having fun and learning through movement—don’t worry about perfectly aligned poses.
1. Pretend to be a milkshake.
How to practice Triangle Pose: From a standing position, step one foot back, angling your foot slightly outward. Take your arms up parallel to the ground then bend at your waist, tilting your upper body forward. Reach your front hand down to gently rest on your shin and reach your other arm straight up like a straw. Pretend to be a milkshake.
2. Pretend to be a swirl ice cream.
How to practice Eagle Pose: Stand tall in Mountain Pose. Wrap your left leg around your right. Bring your bent arms out in front of you, wrap your right arm around your left arm, and bend your knees slightly. Pretend to be swirl ice cream. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
3. Pretend to be a chocolate bar.
How to practice Plank Pose: Come down to balance on your palms and on your bent toes in a plank position. Keep your arms straight and your back long and flat. Hold steady for a few breaths, ensuring a straight line from your head to your toes. Pretend to be a chocolate bar.
4. Pretend to be hot chocolate.
How to practice Seated Side Bend: Come to sitting comfortably cross-legged. Place your right hand flat on the ground straight out to the side. Then, reach your left hand up over your head, tilting your upper body to the right, while keeping your buttocks on the ground. Feel the gentle stretch in the left side of your body. Pretend to be a cup of hot chocolate. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
5. Pretend to be a pie slice.
How to practice Seated Wide-Legged Forward Bend: From a sitting L position, take your straight legs out wide, and flex your feet. Slowly bend your upper body, keeping a straight spine. Place your hands on the ground in front of you, between your legs. Pretend to be a slice of pie.
PRESCHOOL YOGA INTERVIEW
Check out a conversation we had with Cheryl Silberman, a preschool-teacher-turned-preschool-yoga-teacher, and owner of a successful preschool Rock Zen Roll Yoga in California. Cheryl shares her tips for making preschool yoga a success, some tips that might surprise you!