In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Invite the children to arrange themselves in the open floor space so they can lie down and spread their arms and legs without touching anyone else (on yoga mats, if you have them).
Lead the children slowly through the 12 postures of a sun salutation. Then, repeat the series of postures, aiming to complete the cycle smoothly in a single graceful, flow. Encourage children to pay attention to their breathing as they do the postures; guide them to inhale when the body is stretching or extending, and exhale when the body folds or contracts.
The 12 Positions
Follow up with questions, such as:
Yoga practice is about how the practitioner feels, not how the pose appears. Encourage participants with any level of ability/disability to try the poses to the degree they are capable and their bodies feel comfortable. Children who need to stay seated can stretch their bodies to approximate the poses and focus on inhaling/exhaling.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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