Updated on April 1st, 2020
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise and doing it from early age can help the kids learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for the good future. Make your kids healthy and fit with these yoga for kids. Focus on having fun when doing yoga with children. Engage the children following their passion and interest. Wear comfortable clothing and practice to work barefooted.
1. Bow Pose
Known as Fish, Whale, Basket, Angelfish, Nest, Bow
Lie with your abdomen facing towards the floor, bend your knees, elevate your chest, reach your arms back towards your toes, and hold onto your feet.
2. Bridge Pose
Known as Boardwalk, Ramp, Overpass, Whale
Lie on your back with your knees bent and keep your feet flat on the mate. Release your arms down alongside your body; connect your chin into your chest. Raise your buttocks and back to create a bridge.
3. Chair pose
This pose strengthens your thigh and pelvic muscles. Stand rose with feet 12 inches apart keeping your feet parallel to each other. Inhale for 2 seconds and raise your heels and arms to shoulder length. Exhale slowly; sit in squat pose on the toes. If you don’t feel comfortable on the toes stand normally keeping feet flat on the ground. Breathe out hands down and heels down simultaneously.
4. Child’s Pose
Instructions: Sit on your heels, gradually bring your forehead down to your knees, rest your arms down with your body, and take several deep breaths.
5. Cobbler’s Pose or Butterfly Pose
Known as Book, Basket, Oyster
Instructions: Sit on your buttocks straightening your body, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly.