Many foundational yoga poses come from things we see in nature..animals, plants, mountains, celestial bodies and the elements. In this way, our yoga is not just a union of our mind, body and breathing but also a way to connect to the world around us. Animal poses are a wonderful way to introduce to children to yoga as they learn about animals from early age. Pretending to be a dog, cat, lion, snake or other animal is relatable and fun and engages children’s imagination and playfulness.
Elephant pose is a great activity to do with your young child after they have been sitting for a long period say in a car seat, where they have not been able to stretch out fully.