Kids Yoga Stories

As a mother of two children and an adult with a literature degree, I have always loved reading children’s books – sometimes even more than adult books. Now my love of kids books combined with kids yoga and turned into a passion.

As you may already know, one of the most important features of a child yoga is entertainment. Kids yoga is combined with songs, stories and games and applied according to age groups. The basic postures in kids yoga are named after animals, plants, objects and nature. Stories and games prolong children’s time to concentrate, integrating with stories and expanding their imagination.

Thus, please enjoy the lovely and fun kids yoga stories with kids yoga postures and the relaxation parts at the very end of the stories, inspired by children’s books.

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.

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!

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!

Kids Yoga Story: Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world. But when a magical unicorn grants his wish and turns him into a real horse, he soon discovers there’s no match for the fun of playing with children. After trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Yet, it is still not too late to change his mind. He tried and tried, gained experience about the world, and finally made a decision. And that is always okay… Enjoy the story with twenty-six kids’ yoga poses!

Kids Yoga Story: Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson and Lucy Richards

Night Monkey and Day Monkey both live in the same jungle but their lives are quite different until one day Night Monkey wakes up in the day and Day Monkey wakes in the night. When they each spend time in the other’s opposite worlds, they learn a lot and they also learn to be the best of friends. At the end both monkeys return to their familiar routines but have become firm friends occasionally meeting up at sunrise. Enjoy it with nineteen kids’ yoga poses and a relaxation about seeing the world in different ways.