We had a really neat opportunity yesterday. Our class was invited to join the 2nd grade for a yoga lesson with Mrs. Ruiz. Although we didn’t stay for entire class, we did learn many poses including The Warrior, The Dog, The Cat, a Sun Salutation, and The Camel. We also practiced The Lotus position, but Mrs. Forst had a really difficult time with that one! The children seemed to like The Warrior pose the most. They thought it looked more like a surfer. Ask them to show it to you!
If you are interested, here are some links related to yoga for children:
Yoga for Kids – An article discussing the benefits of yoga for children found in Yoga Journal
My First Yoga – A YouTube video demonstrating a classroom yoga lesson for young children
Yoga for Kids Video – Another video demonstrating a few poses for children
Yoga for Children Part 1 – Part of the Johnson + Johnson Health Channel: A discussion of the rise in popularity of yoga for children
Do you have any great resources to share?