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6 easy yoga poses for kids

Whether it's a frog or a camel, here are some fun animal-themed yoga poses for you and the kids to do together.

By Jessica Spera

6 easy yoga poses for kids

Snake

Lying face down with your legs, feet and belly on the floor, arms behind your back, hands clasped and fingers interlocked, lift your chest and hiss like a snake.

6 easy yoga poses for kids

Flamingo

Begin standing with your feet together. Extend your arms out like wings, fold forward and kick your left leg straight behind you. Return your leg to the ground and arms to your side and repeat with your opposite leg. Squawk and flap your wings, but stay balanced!

6 easy yoga poses for kids

Camel

Lean on your knees, with your feet hip-width apart. Place your hands on your hips and take a deep breath. While exhaling, arch your back while holding your hips and thighs upright. Lean back and place your hands on your heels, allowing your head to fall back.

6 easy yoga poses for kids

Frog

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bend at the knees to a squat and place hands between your feet. Rock your weight slightly forward and pop up, coming off your hands and feet while making a ribbit sound.

6 easy yoga poses for kids

Butterfly pose

Sitting on the ground, bend your knees and bring your feet together. Wrap your hands around your feet and press your knees toward the floor. Flap your wings” by lifting and lowering your legs.

6 easy yoga poses for kids

Reclined Butterfly pose

With your legs in butterfly pose and your arms stretched out at your sides, place a rolled blanket on the floor under your upper back and lie down on it. This opens your chest so your heart and lungs receive more oxygen and slows down your heart rate, which helps drops your body temperature and quiets your mind.

6 easy yoga poses for kids

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This article was originally published on Oct 19, 2019
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