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5 simple yoga poses to teach your kids

September 02, 2020 12:40 IST

Kids yoga expert Sabrina Merchant shows you the easy and fun way to introduce yoga to kids.

Introducing yoga to children in the early years helps establish healthy habits.

Yoga can enhance your child's flexibility, coordination, memory, help with self awareness, build attention span, reduce stress and anxiety and so much more.

Since kids love animals, an interesting way of introducing yoga to your little ones is through kid-friendly animal yoga poses.

Animal Yoga poses are inspired from animal behaviour and movement.

These poses will help your child connect with nature, learn more about animals and stay fit while doing so.

Some of these simple yoga poses are great for beginners too.

1. Talasana/Giraffe Pose

Talasana or Giraffe pose

A cultural asana for upward stretch of the spine. This posture stretches all the muscles of the body lengthwise.

How to do it



2. Anjaneyasana/Rhino Pose

Rhino pose or Anjaneyasana

How to do it


Strengthens the back, legs, and shoulders mainly the quadriceps and glutes.


3. Ardha Pincha Mayurasana/Dolphin Pose

Dolphin pose or Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

Let's go flipping with dolphins with this amazing semi inversion pose.

How to do it



4. Uttihita Marjaryasana/Tiger Pose

Tiger pose

An energising pose that improves your balance and strengthens the entire body, stretching the arms and legs and aligning the spine.

How to do it



5. Bhujanasana/Snake Pose

snake pose

How to do it


All photographs: Kind courtesy Sabrina Merchant

Sabrina Merchant, a certified kids yoga expert, is the founder of Lil' Yogis and the author of Ocean Yoga.