Yoga for Kids: March is Like the Wind

Yoga for Kids: March is like the wind

Monique Barker is with us today sharing some great yoga poses that we can do with our children during this windy time of year. I love that Monique’s yoga series inspires us to tune into our bodies while at the same time honoring the changing seasons.

Hello.  Welcome back to our monthly Yoga series!  Given the weather we’ve been having lately here in the Northeast and looking at the busy March calendar, I’ve had the idiom “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” on my mind.  It struck me that this would be a good basis for a Yoga sequence but I just wasn’t sure how.  Then I came across this lovely little book at our library and it all came together.

The book tells a story about the many moods of the wind and a child that wants “to play like the wind.” We see that the wind can be mischievous…

Blowing hats off...
Blowing hats off

playful…

Making flags wave
Making flags wave

helpful…

Sailing a boat
Sailing a boat

and strong.

The accompanying Yoga sequence incorporates many of the wind’s moods and abilities (which are a lot like children’s).  It will bring your child from a gentle breeze to a strong, playful wind and back again.  Even without the book, I know you’ll have fun acting out all the characteristics of the wind with your child.  Just click the download to get started.  I hope you enjoy!
Download: March Yoga: Like the Wind

 

Monique

Monique Barker is an empowered mama, homeschooling superstar, and Early Intervention Specialist. Sharing her love of nature and healthy living keeps Monique creating rich learning experiences for students around the world. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine and a Counseling Certification from the University of New England. When she’s not mothering her three lovelies, Monique enjoys hiking, getting crafty, long days at the beach, and quiet time with her husband and cat at their home in Maine. You can enjoy more of her work over at, Green Acorns.

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  1. I love these “Yoga for Kids” posts, Monique. My 5 yr old & 3 yr old love to “yoga” with me – as they call it. My son is also intrigued by the weather at the moment; so a sequence that is based on the theme of the wind should be a huge hit with him. I can’t wait to try these ideas and the ideas from your earlier posts with them. Many thanks!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer. Incorporating your children’s interests can definitely make it even more fun for them. I’d love to find out how it goes…

    1. Thank you for your supportive comments and for sharing this with your readers. Your blog offers so many wonderful resources!

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    1. Thank you! I have enjoyed creating Yoga sequences based on the seasons as well as favorite books for my children and preschool groups for the last 10+ years. I am so thrilled to be able to now share with you all here. Thank you for the support.

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