Kiddie yoga poses

Basic moves to motivate your kids.
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Keep little ones fit and flexible with these mega moves.

Tree Pose
Stand on one foot, with the other foot placed against the side of the calf. Lift your hands over your head, or keep them at chest level in the prayer position. Hold this pose for several counts. Mountain Pose

Stand with your feet together and your hands at your sides. Tense your thighs. Keep your shoulders relaxed. Lift your chest and stand tall and still for 10 to 30 seconds.

Warrior Pose II
Begin by standing and turning your right toes to the right. Bend the right knee directly over the right ankle. Rotate your hips and shoulders towards the front. Extend your arms so they are parallel to the ground and your fingertips are reaching towards the sidewalls. Lower your hips towards the floor, keeping your shoulder down and your chest pressed forward. Reverse Table

Do this pose in an area where there is a chair secured against a wall. Sit on the floor in front of the chair. Extend your legs in front of you and place your arms at your sides. Bend your knees. Lift your hips towards the ceiling, holding onto the edge of the chair for support.

Plank
Go on all fours, with your head facing the ground and your arms held straight and perpendicular to the ground. Slowly straighten both legs like you are in push-up position. Align your head and your neck, but keep your head facing the ground.

Pretzel Pose
Begin by lying on the back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Pick up the left foot and grip the left heel with the right hand, now pick up the right foot and grab the right heel with the left hand. Stack the knees on top of one and other and slowly pull the feet down towards the floor. Hold this pose for 5 to 15 deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.

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