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What Are the Benefits of Children’s Yoga?

Spark creativity & focus with fun and easy children's yoga poses! Here together with leading childcare experts Busy Bees and a qualified yoga teacher. We explore the benefits & discover easy yoga routines for happy & healthy children.

Unleash your child’s inner yogi! Beyond the fun and games (which we’ll get to!), is that children’s yoga offers a treasure trove of benefits for your little one’s growing mind and body.

To name just a few of the benefits of children’s yoga:

* Strength and flexibility: yoga poses playfully build strength and flexibility
* Balance and coordination: Yoga poses naturally improve balance and coordination, skills that come in handy on the playground and beyond
* Mindfulness: yoga isn’t just about physical postures, it’s also about mindfulness techniques such as breathing exercises and calming methods. Children learn to focus their attention and manage stress, a valuable skill for school and life

We’ve worked together with a qualified yoga teacher to develop a range of easy yoga poses to try with your child. So, let’s get started with your child’s yoga adventure!

Animal Yoga Poses
Butterfly Pose: Flutter like a colourful butterfly!

Start by sitting nice and tall like a mountain. Now, gently bend your knees, bringing the soles of your feet together. Can you make your legs look like a beautiful butterfly's wings?

Ready to Hop Like a Happy Bunny?

Let's stand tall like a strong tree. Now, hop your way down to the floor, placing your hands flat in front of you. Feel free to bend your knees as much as you need! Can you wiggle your nose like a playful bunny searching for carrots?

Super Bunny Kicks!

In our bunny pose, let's push the ground with our strong hands and jump our legs up high in the air! Imagine kicking juicy clouds in the sky! (Modification: For little bunnies who are still learning to jump, hop while sitting on your lap!)

Hen House Hide and Seek!

Stand tall like a proud rooster and spread your feet a little wider than your hips. Now, let's squat down to the ground like we're hiding in a cosy hen house. Tuck your arms inside your elbows, making cosy wings to keep you warm! Can you cluck like a happy hen?

Superhero Yoga Poses
Super Soar!

Time to take flight! Lie flat on your tummy like a superhero in disguise. Inhale deeply and lift your arms and legs high, feeling like you're soaring through the sky. Exhale and gently lower yourself back to the ground.

Secret Agent Sneak!

Shh! It's time to become invisible! Squat low to the ground like a stealthy spy hiding from villains. Wrap your arms around your knees for extra secrecy. Can you stay completely silent for a super stealthy hold?

Unbreakable Strength!

Get ready to build muscles like the strongest superhero! Start in a push-up position with your hands flat on the floor. Walk your feet back one at a time until your body forms a straight line. Hold this powerful pose for as long as you can!

Balance Like a Ninja!

Can you stand strong and steady like a legendary ninja? Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Now, lift one leg straight out in front of you, keeping your core engaged. Challenge yourself to hold this balancing act for as long as you can!

Nursery Rhyme Yoga
Rocket Ride – Sing and Move!

Let's pretend we're astronauts on a mission to the moon! We can use our bodies to make a rocket ship and blast off together. Here's how:

Sing: Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon!

Action: Stand tall with your legs hip-width apart. Reach your arms high above your head, like building a tall rocket ship! Can you imagine the sparkling stars up there?

Sing: Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going very soon!

Action: Staying in our rocket pose, let's tiptoe as high as we can! Feel those powerful engines lifting us off the ground!

Sing: If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship!

Action: Time to launch! Step your right leg forward like you're climbing into the rocket. Lift your left leg off the ground behind you, almost parallel to the floor. Can you feel the wind rushing past?

Sing: Zoom, zoom, zoom, we'll be there very soon!

Action: Back to our rocket pose with both feet on the ground. We're almost there!

Sing: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... blast off!

Action: With each number, reach your arms even higher and point upwards! Feel the rocket launch and blast through the sky!

Unwind, Recharge, and Have Fun with Children’s Yoga!

There are so many benefits of yoga for children. From building strength and coordination to promoting mindfulness and relaxation.