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100 fun, flexible ways for grownups and kids ages 3 to 12 to practice yoga together
Doing yoga with your child is a special way of spending time with them. Yoga for Kids offers simple guidance for playful activities to help you bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into your child’s life. Regardless of your own skill level, Yoga for Kids has practices and techniques that you and your child will be able to enjoy.
As a former teacher and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Priore Ghannam has seen firsthand the positive effects of teaching yoga to kids. In Yoga for Kids, Katherine shows you exactly how to teach your child to disconnect from distractions and connect with themselves―right at home.
Yoga for Kids includes:
- Over 100 engaging activities, including essential poses, breathing exercises, meditations, yoga games, and more
- Clear illustrations of every pose and sequence
- Kid-friendly language to name and describe poses
From down dog to walking meditations, Yoga for Kids provides everything you need to teach your child yoga and mindfulness techniques. With Yoga for Kids your child will learn healthy ways of playing with their bodies―and with you.
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Play and make meaningful family connections with yoga
Sample Pose: The Double Gate
All ages / Benefits: Energizing
1. Start in Candle. Partner A and Partner B face the same direction in a parallel line about twelve inches apart. Partner A starts with her left knee and leg on the interior side of the pose and Partner B’s right knee is on the inside of the pose.
2. Partner A reaches her leg to the left, extending it toward the middle of her mat and toward Partner B. Partner B reaches her leg to the right, toward the middle of the mat and toward partner A.
3. Partner A reaches her right arm up and over her right ear to reach toward Partner B’s left extended arm, which is reaching up and over her left ear. This makes an arch or rainbow shape.
4. Both partners press their palms together or hold hands at the top of the arch take a few deep breaths.
5. For added effect, Partner A and Partner B can also hold hands with the bottom hand.
Use your imagination to open and shut the gate. Simply release the top hand and lift more upright with the torso when you open the gate. To shut the gate, stretch back toward one another and press your palms together. This adds a creative element to the pose while making it more active.