Recently, Yellow Roomers have embarked on a new group exploration: yoga. Other than being a great stretching exercise for growing bodies, yoga also encourages the children to practice working as a group, in a fun visceral way! It also helps little bodies to find balance and coordination. Children love to mimic and repeat what we do, so it’s natural for them to follow our actions. We are learning to breathe deeply and calm our bodies together.
We are developing our craft of yoga story telling by incorporating sounds of the animals, stormy trees, whooshing skiers, into the basic movement of the poses. Our most recent yoga activity was reading through our Good Morning Yoga book by Mariam Gates (Author), Sarah Jane Hinder (Illustrator)where we discovered so many new poses guised in fun story telling activities.
If you haven’t already done so, try yoga with your little one at home, and you’ll see it’s a wonderful bonding experience and tons of fun! Practice with some of our suggested simple poses below.
Our animal poses:
The Frog (squatting and jumping)
Other poses we are working on :
Trees (stretching tall like the trees)
Trees saluting the Sun