4 Yoga Poses for Kids

2. Tree Pose

Stand tall with your big toes together and heels slightly apart. Balance the weight evenly on your feet. Lift your right foot, turn your knee out, and place your foot above or below the left knee. Place the palms together in front of the heart or lift the arms overhead and look up at the hands. Breathe steadily for 5 to 10 cycles. Bring the palms back to the chest, release the foot, and switch sides.

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3. Bow Pose

Lay on your belly with your arms alongside your body and face palms up. Exhale, bend your knees, and reach back to grab your ankles. Keep the knees hip-width apart. Inhale, lift the knees up and the thighs away from the floor. Your head and chest will also lift off the floor. Gaze forward and breathe for five cycles. Exhale to come down and repeat two more times.

4. Candle Pose

Lie on your back and lift your feet up to the ceiling. To take it further, raise your hips off the floor and rest them on your hands to support the low back. Keep the legs together and straight. Spread and wiggle the toes as they lift up towards the sky. Breathe steadily for 10 cycles. Exhale as you roll out of the pose slowly.

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