Yoga for Kids

Don’t be intimidated by the word- your toddler CAN do yoga! And more than likely he/she will enjoy doing the different poses! Just pick two or three at first- not to be too overwhelming. Go through each of the steps of the poses- modeling it for your tot- and be sure to not get frustrated if your tot has their own yoga technique. Remember that the goal of yoga is to relax and energize your mind and body- not leave you stressed out! I recommend purchasing a yoga for kids program to help simplify the pose steps and make this a FUN activity as well- I use the Yoga Pretzel cards and LOVE them!! My wiggly daughter loves the rock pose- who knew she would want to be so still!

Supplies Needed-
– yoga mat or towel to perform the different poses on

– a knowledge of yoga or a learning tool (book, video, activity cards)

Happy Teaching!

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6 thoughts on “Yoga for Kids

  1. Our Little Family

    I’ve been reading your blog for months now and just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoy it. I always walk away with new ideas and activities to implement with my daughter (and, I’m also a planner so I have several “Home Teacher” inspired stickies in my journal! Ha!).

    I left you a little award over on my blog. Thanks for all you do!

    Oh, and duh… I was originally going to say that my daughter LOVES yoga! There are a couple of really cute books we’ve checked out from the library and we’ve learned together!

  2. MoziEsmé

    I’ll have to do more research on this! I’ve struggled to find exercise I can keep up with regularly – it’s a major push on my part to exercise in the first place, and then if my daughter doesn’t cooperate, I just get discouraged and quit. I love yoga, but have hardly done it since having her.

  3. Starr Weems de Graffenried

    I noticed that there is a picture of Baron Baptiste’s “My Daddy is a Pretzel” in the foreground.

    My kids have that book, because my husband owns a yoga studio and their daddy IS a pretzel! 🙂 I didn’t even know that there were cards to go with it.

    You probably already know about it, but there is a yoga ABC video for kids by Marsha Wenig that would be great to go along with your alphabet project. Her YogaKids blog is here:

    Oh! And I made a little display/ interest area for my kids with the “My Daddy is a Pretzel” book with some large wooden beads and pipe cleaners so that they could build people with them and put them in the yoga poses. There is a picture of the display in the photo album at the bottom of my article on organizing learning spaces:

    I didn’t mean to write a book here, I just got excited when I saw this post. 🙂

  4. Keri

    the yoga activity cards that I use I purchased at Barnes and Noble- but I am sure that they are available in other bookstores as well as on websites such as…. They are a wonderful resource in making yoga easier for little ones! Plus they have some group yoga activities that I did with my second graders a lot as well as some great breathing technique cards- its a great kit!


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