Fall is in the air, school is back in session, Labor Day has passed. It must be September. September represents a lot of changes and is National Yoga Month. What a great opportunity to try something new for your kids, maybe even yourself.
Trying to get into a back to school routine? Have your kids try 5 yoga poses this month before going to school. Here’s a quick and easy yoga routine, try it with them, and they might surprise you, they may start to practice on their own. Take 3 to 6 deep breaths in each pose, depending on how much time you have.
Rock Pose: Come to seated with your knees and heels together, slowly bring your forehead to the ground, arms rest gently by your sides, gently close the eyes. Breathe in and out of your nose slowly and gently feeling your belly expand on your thighs as you breathe in and noticing how you can relax a little more as you breath out. This yoga pose is a great way to start out your child’s practice, to have them notice how they are feeling at the present moment.
Up Cat and Down Cat: This is a great pose to have your children try before school, to warm up their spine, since they are sitting down most of the day. Come onto all fours, hand and knees. As you breathe in drop the belly towards the floor and look up, as you breathe out, press into the hands round the chin and the tail bone like a scary Halloween cat.