Mike the cosmic space monkey
24th April 2014

Inversions in Yoga – Kids Yoga Goes Upside Down Too!

An adult yoga class is full of inversions – Downward dog, wheel and standing forward bend crop up all the time. But when it comes to standing on our heads or trying out a handstand we adults can get a little worried. Fear seems to take over. A good teacher will guide us through the steps […]

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24th April 2014

How to Sequence Kids Yoga

When you practice yoga you are generally following a sequence – but what does this mean for kids yoga? In an adult yoga class, whether you’re doing a set sequence like the Primary Series in Ashtanga or a teacher-choreographed one in vinyasa flow or power yoga, you are guided by your teacher through a range […]

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7th April 2013

The Benefits of Kids’ Yoga

We’ve been doing some research on the physical and mental benefits of yoga for kids. There seems to be pretty universal agreement across a wide range of disciplines that it is officially good for you! This is no surprise to those of us who do yoga, or see kids doing yoga, but it’s great news nonetheless! […]

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6th April 2013

How to do Savasana in Kids Yoga

I thought it might be helpful to share how I tend to do Savasana for the kids at the end of a yoga session. If anyone else has any ideas, please share! It’s great to use the story you are telling to wind young yogis down into their relaxation, so that they are in a […]

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6th March 2013

Five Fun Breathing Exercises For Kids

When you learn that your breath is linked to your state, you have it in your power to keep a steady head whenever you need. ‘Take a deep breath’ is wonderful and simple wisdom, but it can be harder than you think when you are feeling a little challenged – one of the reasons why […]

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5th March 2013

Try These 4 Fantastic Yoga Nursery Rhymes

For pre-school kids, it’s great to mix singing and simple yoga moves. The routine of song helps them concentrate and means they remember the yoga postures. Also, a good sing-song provides a fun interlude in a class or yoga session. Here are 4 songs with yoga moves that I find are particularly brilliant: 1. Bicycles […]

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3rd March 2013

5 Yoga Postures Kids LOVE

Hello everyone! With kids yoga, I often think it’s all about keeping the kids’ attention. One great way to keep focus is to select poses which the kids love. Keep the kids focused with poses they love to do. Try these 5 poses to create laser-beam-like focus in class!: 1.Bunny Hops Come to all fours, […]

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