Fun kids yoga sequence

Yoga Poses for Kids: Snake Pose, Cobra & Downward Dog

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hi I’m Russell case from the Sonia

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Foundation we’re striving to put health

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and wellness into schools across America

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this is jackal and more one of our so

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neva health and wellness instructors

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today we want to give you the parents

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some basic information for starting your

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child on a health and wellness program

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it’s based on the Sonia Foundation

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curriculum which is a collaborative

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effort of health and wellness experts in

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a variety of fields and so I think we’re

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ready to get started so in conjunction

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with good breathing these poses stretch

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your legs they’re also really good for

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your heart and so are you all ready

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please I just want to welcome to Jackie

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our Sonia health and wellness instructor

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all right so we’re going to start in our

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opening seat so we’re going to start

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crisscross applesauce we’re going to

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have our hands on our knees we’re going

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to sit up nice and tall and then we’re

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gonna take a deep breath in and see if

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your chest can lift up a little bit and

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then exhale let the giggles out and then

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we’re going to inhale the shoulders come

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up to the ears and then as we exhale

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let’s hug them down and back so let’s

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take one more nice long deep breath in

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and exhale

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and now from here let’s go ahead and

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stretch our arms out we’re gonna get

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ready to fold forward into our for our

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cat and cow poses so spread your fingers

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really wide on the mat you’re gonna grip

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in like little tiger paws and your knees

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are about the same distance as your hips

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and then from here we’re gonna drop the

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stomach and look up inhaling this is our

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cow pose

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and then we’re gonna exhale lift the

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back we round the spine look down look

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at your tummy pet pose and then let’s

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drop the stomach and lift looking up cow

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pose

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the cows do yeah

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and then let’s exhale arch the spine one

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more time looking at your tummy say hi

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tummy and then coming back to a neutral

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spine nice flat backs so from here let’s

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go ahead we’re going to tuck our toes

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under and we’re gonna start walking

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forward into our forward fold our sunset

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pose and then let’s inhale sweep the

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arms all the way up and into the sky

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sunrise and then exhale to our Mountain

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Pose

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so as we’re here in Mountain we’re gonna

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look down give our toes a good wiggle

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spread them out nice and wide and then

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put them back and then we’re going to

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again as we inhale lift up through the

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chest let’s take those shoulders let’s

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lift them up and drop them down and back

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I notice how that gets your chest nice

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and tall spread your fingers nice and

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wide awesome there it is

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and now our nice tall mountains so from

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here let’s inhale all the way up fingers

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spread wide sunrise and then let’s

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exhale forward fold sunset so bend the

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knees as much as you need to so that

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your legs feel comfortable and then

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maybe shake your head yes shake the head

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no maybe take each elbow in each hand

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and sway side to side and just notice

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what that feels like in your back and in

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your legs and then let’s come back to

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Center take the hands back down to the

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ground and then bend the knees so much

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at the hands are on the ground and then

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we’re going to either hop or step all

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the way back into our plank pose

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yeah so we’re at the top of a push-up so

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you want to keep your fingers spread

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really wide and you’re gonna keep your

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hips in the same line as your shoulders

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and your shoulders should be right over

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your wrists all right you guys are

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awesome so from here take a nice long

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deep breath in and then we’re gonna

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exhale lower all the way down to the mat

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and then from here as we inhale we’re

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gonna lift up our chest we become snakes

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cobra pose

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and then our sphinx is gonna go sleep

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its repressed make to sleep and our

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snake is gonna sleep for one second

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and two seconds and then we’re gonna

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tuck our toes under and our snake is

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gonna become a dog and we’re gonna lift

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our hips all the way up and back

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downward dog and then from here let’s

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look forward bend the knees and then

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we’re gonna walk or hop all the way back

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into our little squat and then let’s

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come to sit back down for our opening

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seat

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some hands back on your knees and let’s

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sit up nice and tall I want you to

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breathe naturally good Brianna excellent

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and I just want you to think about your

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feet

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think about your feet your feet are

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comfortable you think about your ankles

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your ankles are comfortable you think

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about your knees and your knees are

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comfortable

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think about your arms your arms are

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comfortable you’re just breathing

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normally think about your shoulders your

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shoulders are comfortable think about

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your eyes these are my eyes my eyes are

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comfortable think about your ears these

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are your ears your ears are comfortable

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this is yourself and you’re comfortable

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we’re all part of a team you know and so

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we’re all working together as part of a

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team and we’re all part of a community

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we’re all part of East Palo Alto and

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we’re all part of a group here and it’s

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important that when we’re working as a

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team that we all respect each other and

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work together so that we can accomplish

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what we want to accomplish today and so

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I just wanted to just stress that’s a

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big part of it we want to feel good then

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we have to be respectful of each other’s

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that we can all do this together

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