Kids Yoga - aged 2 to 6
Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Welcome to the first in our 3 part Kids Yoga blog series. Perfect for parents, teachers and anyone else that wants to give to children a little taste of yoga and meditation. I've gathered some videos, photos and other resources from around the internet to help you make the most of whatever time you have.
Short on time?
Take just 7 minutes to try these positive yoga exercises. Try and hold each pose for 1 minute each (1 minute per side if the pose has 2 sides). More detailed descriptions of the poses and instructions can be found here
For a short and sweet meditation exercise I recommend this Enchanted Forest video. This 5 minute mediation uses simple language to take the listener on a guided journey to an enchanted forest where they encounter magical creatures.
Little bit longer?
Cosmic Kids have some great resources for teaching yoga to kids. This poster (download your own & print out for free here) has some great poses with fun names to keep children interested. You can use as many poses at a time as you like depending on your time frame. Try and hold the poses for 1 minute again.
If you have a little more time why not try this 10 minute guided meditation. This relaxing, soothing videos takes the listener on a journey to a magical tree house. Guided meditations are great for children as they give their mind something to focus on as well as allowing them to add to the story using their own imagination.
Looking to run a longer session still? Try these single person yoga poses to start - again holding for a minute expect for side plank, half camel and boat which should be held for around 30 seconds. Then why not move on to some fun partner poses. Great for parent and child duos or in pairs in a classroom setting!
Our final meditation is great for children who love reading or stories. It allows them to go on a journey to a library and find a magic book that contains any story they wish. This meditation is 20 minutes long so may suit the upper end of the 2-6 years old age bracket more.
I hope you enjoyed the first in our Kids Yoga blog series. Be sure to keep an eye out for poses and meditation guides for older children. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and do let me know if you try any of these out yourself!