What comes to mind when you think of a vacation to a tropical island?
- Do you think of getting up early to watch the sunrise and feeling the ocean breeze?
- Or does jumping into the waters to surf or sail a boat tickle your fancy?
- Or might you love searching for crabs and shells on the beach?
- Or maybe sitting in a beach chair under an umbrella reading a book sounds good?
Whatever floats your boat when it comes to an island holiday, taking a pretend trip to an island through Tropical Island Yoga is great fun!
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5 Tropical Island Yoga Poses for Kids
Follow the five-pose flow below to celebrate all the things you’ll see and do on a trip to an island. If you’re looking for more poses, don’t miss our Tropical Island Yoga Cards for Kids with twenty yoga poses and twenty matching tropical island-inspired images.
Don’t worry if you haven’t tried yoga before—just jump in and give it a try. Clear the space, practice barefoot, and have fun. The focus is on introducing yoga to children, not on perfectly aligned poses. Be safe, but also encourage them to explore their creativity.
1. Pretend to be a surfer.
How to practice Warrior 2 Pose: Start in a standing position. Step one foot back, bend your front knee, and open your hips to the side. Then reach both arms up parallel to your legs and look over your front fingertips. Make sure your front knee is bent forward so that your knee is over your ankle. Pretend to be a surfer hitting the waves. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
2. Pretend to be a sailboat.
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. Pretend to be a sailboat just offshore.
3. Pretend to be a seabird.
How to practice Warrior 3 Pose: Stand on one leg. Extend the other leg behind you, flexing your foot. Bend your torso forward and take your arms back alongside your body. Pretend to be a seabird gliding over the beach. Switch sides and repeat the steps.
4. Pretend to be a seashell.
How to practice Swan Pose: Lie on your belly. Place the palms of your hands next to your shoulders and look up. Then straighten your arms and expand your chest. Bend your knees and bring your feet up toward your head. Gently take your head back toward your feet. Hold this position for a few breaths and then rest flat on your belly. Pretend to be a seashell on the beach.
5. Pretend to be a sunset.
How to practice Resting Pose: Lie on your back with your arms and legs stretched out. As you exhale deeply, imagine watching the sunset.
What are other things might you see and do on an island holiday?