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.

7 Breathing Exercises for Kids to Warm-Up and Focus

I sometimes prefer combining simple kids’ yoga poses and breathing exercises. While focusing more on breathing, it also involves movement. If you observe your breath during these exercises, you will see how the body is moving in accordance with the breath.

Here are some breathing exercises (with movement/flow) for children to make them focus and warm-up at the very beginning of kids’ yoga classes…

Kids Yoga Story: The Snail and The Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

It is a beautiful story of adventure and friendship. A tiny snail meets a humpback whale; and the two travel together to far-off lands with a heroic rescue at the very end. A tour of the world is a dream that comes true for the snail. The snail is so brave that she leaves her home for the first time. At the end of this whole adventure, she has a great friend. Enjoy this lovely tale with twenty kids’ yoga poses!