Yoga Theme: Kindness Yoga for Kids

World Kindness Day promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. It encourages the good deeds. It reminds us that we have the power to create a kinder world. One simple kind act, even the smallest one can make a difference through compassion. Your act of kindness will unite you with others. Acts of kindness improve bonds and social relationships and helps children to develop stronger friendships.

There are many ways to show kindness to others every day. Let’s show more kindness to those around us this World Kindness Day!

Halloween Yoga for Kids

Halloween is one of my very favorite times of year. I love it as a parent and as a kids’ yoga teacher. There are so many ways to combine yoga and mindfulness with celebrations and fun, especially through movement and stories. Let’s get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy the kid’s yoga poses, then!

Yoga Nidra for Kids

Yoga nidra, in other words yogic sleep is an ancient technique from India. It is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body is completely relaxed. In other words, it is the practice of guiding your entire body and mind into complete relaxation. As it helps relieve stress, it has now spread worldwide. It is a simple practice because it is taught lying down, guided by a teacher. It is also appropriate for kids of all ages.

Kids Yoga Story: The Trouble With Dragons by Debi Gliori

The world is populated by some dragons who care nothing for how much they mess up the oceans, chop down the trees, gobble up all the food and use everything up without stopping to think. They need to wake up to what they are doing to their world before all the wildlife is gone.

If you would like to promote environmental awareness in your kids’ yoga classes, this is a perfect story! The dragons learned how to play nice. Hope we do too! Enjoy this lovely eco-message book of dragons taking the place of humans with twenty-five kids’ yoga poses.

Yoga Theme: Alphabet Yoga for Kids

The Alphabet is one of the basics we all learn in school. And learning alphabet can be fun and active. So why not combine yoga with the alphabet! This Alphabet Yoga is a combination of animal yoga poses to make up something for every letter of the alphabet. 

Kids Yoga Story: The Wizard of Oz

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and on route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help. Enjoy the story with twenty kids’ yoga poses!

Chair Sun Salutation for Kids

Sun Salutation variation sitting on chair is a modified practice of the traditional Surya Namaskar. With both asymmetrical and symmetrical poses, this flow brings a gentle balance between both sides of the body. This flow is very beneficial for the arms and shoulders, neck, lower back, and chest. As the movements are simple and slow, it helps relax the nervous system. As the students spend long hours at the desk, this flow can be a quick way to relax the body and mind.