Yoga for Kids: Celebrating Summer with Sun Salutations

Celebrating Summer with Sun Salutations

Monique is with us today to show us how we can enjoy doing sun salutations with the little yogis in our lives…

Happy summer!  I hope it is off to a good start for you.

Whether you enjoy a laid back, do-what-you-feel kind of pace or are a bit more scheduled with your days just as full as every other day of the year, we can all benefit from even a few moments of turning our focus inward and heightening our awareness of self.  Even our children.

Celebrating Summer with Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations are a way of honoring the life-essential sun and a are form of meditation.  For the average non-Yogi person, like me, it is a fabulous way to slow down, be mindful, and notice the positive effects of breath and movement working harmoniously to create a positive flow of energy and sense of balance.  My children and I love to start our days this way!

Celebrating Summer with Sun Salutations

Here are a few variations of Sun Salutations, in slightly increasing degrees of difficulty.  As you try them with your child, move slowly and smoothly and breathe fully through your nose.  Repeat them several times or as many as you like.

Wishing you a happy, sunshiny day from the inside out!

Sun Salutation
Sun Salutation 2
Sun Salutation 3



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. Thank you so much for including the files to follow along with. I am interested in yoga and have no idea where to start. I think this will be a great way to start off our day!

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