In these difficult times, we’re finding that many children are having a rough time not being able to see their friends and struggling through distance learning.
All these new circumstances have left many children feeling unmotivated and with low self-esteem. And their parents and teachers are exhausted and depleted. We’re doing our best to provide the best possible education for our children. Even though it feels like a mountain to climb each day, the little things that we can do slowly often make a positive difference for ourselves and our children.
It’s those moments of connection when we are able to give our children (whether at home or via video) our undivided attention. It’s those times that we can praise them for making good choices. It’s those times that we can help our children see that they are indeed confident, kind, and helpful. All these moments are building blocks to creating a more positive life.
Another way to build your child’s confidence is to try out these unicorn yoga poses together, while saying the associated positive affirmation. This 5-pose flow would be a perfect brain break in your distance learning schedule or as a transition between activities.
Unicorn Yoga for Kids
Try these poses below and say the affirmation associated with the pose, feeling the truth of the statement each time. Check out our Unicorn Yoga Cards for Kids for twenty poses and twenty matching affirmations.
1. Pretend to be a peaceful unicorn.
How to practice Easy Pose: Sit cross-legged and rest your palms on your knees. Close your eyes if you are comfortable doing so. Imagine being a peaceful unicorn. Take a few deep breaths and relax your body. “I am peaceful.”
2. Pretend to be a proud unicorn.
How to practice Warrior 1 Pose: Step one foot back and bend your front knee. Reach both arms up overhead. Pretend to be a wildebeest. Switch sides and repeat the steps. Pretend to be a proud unicorn. “I am proud.”
3. Pretend to be a confident unicorn.
How to practice Warrior 2 Pose: From Warrior 1, reach both arms out to the sides and look over your front fingertips. Make sure your front knee is bent forward. Pretend to be a confident unicorn. Switch sides and repeat the steps. “I am confident.”
4. Pretend to be a graceful unicorn.
How to practice Reverse Warrior Pose: From standing position, step your left foot back, angling your toes slightly outward. Raise your arms parallel to the ground, bringing your right hand forward and your left to the back. Bend your front knee and look forward. Flip your right palm up to the sky, tilt your torso backward, and rest your left hand on your left thigh. Look up at your extended hand, open your chest, and keep your spine long and straight. Come back to center and repeat on the other side. Pretend to be a graceful unicorn. “I am graceful.”
5. Pretend to be a kind unicorn.
How to practice Tree Pose: Stand on one leg. Bend the knee of the leg you are not standing on, place the sole of your foot on the opposite inner thigh or calf (just not on your knee), and balance. Pretend to be a flamingo standing on one foot. Switch sides and repeat the steps. Pretend to be a kind unicorn. “I am kind.”
Check Out Our Unicorn Yoga Cards for Kids
GO ON A UNICORN ADVENTURE THROUGH YOGA POSES!
Take your children on their very own unicorn adventure and pretend to be confident unicorn, a strong unicorn, a curious unicorn, and a silly unicorn.
The instruction cards provide you with detailed descriptions of how to sequence the poses, so you can feel confident in guiding their yoga adventure.
Come up with a story or have the kids come up with their very own mythical unicorn adventure story.
Download these 54 unicorn digital yoga cards to learn through movement in your home, classroom, or studio. Includes an index card, pose instructions, 20 yoga pose cards, and 20 matching unicorn cards.
The yoga kids are multicultural from seven countries.
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