If your child is excited or off-center, engage him by running in place and punching out with the arms. "Let's get out all our energy...punch it out and breath out while you punch!"
Do yoga with your child. She'll be much more interested if you get into Down dog with her. Dog is for getting out frustrations, so growl! GRRRR!!
Leap like a frog. Make frog sounds and rest on your lilly pad afterwards (on your back). For calming excess energy.
Kids love to partner. How many squats can you do together? Inhale up, exhale down.
Balloon breaths are good for pausing when things get too crazy or exciting. Inhale, make your balloon. Hold...Exhale, bring the arms down. 3-5 times
What is the shoe for? Watching your belly-breath. Inhale belly out...exhale belly relaxes down. 3-5 times for calming and focus.
Palms together for centering the brain and good for beginning yoga together or anytime. 3-5 breaths. More on www.childrensyoga.com
- Optional yoga mat
- Optional smalll stuffed animal (a shoe will work)