Yoga For Kids: Let's Go To The Garden

A young girl doing a backbend on a yoga mat.

Conjure up your own secret garden with these yoga poses for kids.

 

Grow A Sunflower

  1. Begin in Child's Pose.
  2. Sit back on your heels and bring your head down.
  3. Close your eyes and imagine that you are a teeny tiny sunflower seed. Is it dark? Be very quiet...until you…
  4. Sprout! Feel the warm sun soak your head as you…
  5. Roll your head gently side to side.
  6. Remember you are not in a hurry.
  7. Notice how the sun feels on your skin.

 

A Stem Is Growing

  1. Slowly come to Seated.
  2. Stretch and reach your arms until you have woken up.
  3. From Kneeling position keep reaching up towards the sky.
  4. Squatting…Come on the balls of your feet.
  5. With fingers spread wide REACH for the Sun.
  6. Standing…Reaching with the hands.
  7. Circle the hands from the left to the right side as you become a Sunflower.
  8. Feel happy following the sun.

 

Here Comes A Frog

  1. Squat with your feet wide.
  2. Place your right arm in front of your right shin.
  3. Twist and reach your left arm up.
  4. Bring your knees together and put both hands to the floor.
  5. Hop up and down.
  6. Repeat the Twist on the other side.

 

Bizzy Bee Breath

  1. Focus on your breath to create a Buzzing sound.
  2. Circle your shoulders forwards then backwards.
  3. Prepare to fly…Arms out to sides…
  4. Beat your wings.
  5. Pause and sit very still.
  6. Now how do you feel: Are you buzzing with energy?

 

Little Rose Pose

  1. Sit down and bend your knees.
  2. Bring the soles of your feet together.
  3. Slide one arm at a time under the back of each of your knees.
  4. Float your legs up to create a diamond shape in the air.
  5. Lean back and balance…See if you can hold this seated balance pose for 10 seconds.
  6. Are good things growing in you?

 

Ugh Oh! Snake Pose

  1. Lay on your tummy.
  2. Place your forearms down.
  3. TAP your toes and HISS like a snake.
  4. Feel the energy!

 

Caw Caw Crow Pose

  1. Strong and focused.
  2. Squat with your knees open.
  3. Slide your upper arms under your knees.
  4. FOCUS: Always look forward so you don’t face plant.
  5. As you press into your hands, lift your hips.
  6. Hug your knees.
  7. Lift one foot at a time to explore your balance then lift both your feet up.

 

Time To Rest: A Cloud Goes By

  1. Lie on your back. Take a deep breath in.
  2. Calmly and softly breathe out.
  3. Relax and close your eyes.
  4. Big clouds and little clouds are drifting by...Up high in a beautiful sky.
  5. A cloud goes by and invites you for a ride.
  6. Slow down your breathing and sigh…
  7. Imagine you are floating, by and by on a soft and fluffy cloud. Just try.
  8. As you breathe feel happier, and as light as a cloud.
  9. Quietly drifting back, down and down.
  10. Notice how your body and your breathing relax.
  11. Take a deep breath and stretch.
  12. You are a cloud of peace and happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

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