Teach children yoga

Yoga Techniques : How to Teach Kids Yoga

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hi I’m Kristen Cooper director of the

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Wilmington Yoga Center and this is my

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lovely assistant Brian and we would like

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to share with you a couple of

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suggestions to help you teach yoga to

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kids for this you’ll need crafts

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supplies

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art supplies musical instruments a yoga

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mat and a lot of space first suggestion

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is having a lot of supplies working with

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the arts to be really a fun way to keep

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the kids energized and keep their

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attention span so having construction

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paper and markers for arts projects also

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singing and creating music maybe having

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drums and teaching songs or dance these

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are great ways to keep them active

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second you want to get creative

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many ways that you can get creative and

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teaching kids yoga one way is to allow

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the children to make shapes out of their

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bodies together they love interacting

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with each other they love partner yoga

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so Brian and I are going to show you a

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couple of ways that kids can make shapes

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with their bodies so we’re gonna start

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in sitting and we’re gonna take each

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other’s wrists and then we’re just gonna

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start to what’s called stirring the pot

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but this is a good way of stirring the

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pot kids usually love this sometimes

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they’ll fall they’ll definitely be

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laughing your mouth great and you can

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come in both directions it’s also a nice

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way to teach children how to work

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together

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and connect with each other and then

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we’re gonna try a partner boat pose so

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bring your feet to the floor

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we’ll just hold pumps we’re gonna take

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one foot together and then reach and

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push towards one another and then maybe

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the other and lift and again you’ll

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shake here a lot of times fall that’s

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okay the kids love it and this is your

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partner boat pose and it was slightly

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release and the last thing that is most

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important is to have fun allow yourself

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to be like a kid yourself and the kids

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will respond Brian and I are gonna do

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this by coming into a tabletop

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and we’re gonna start to incorporate our

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inner dragon so we’re gonna start to

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shake our dragon’s tail kind of forward

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and back and then we really want to show

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our stuff and you’re gonna feel silly

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and that’s the point you want to have a

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good time

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be a kid yourself and you’ll gain just

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as much from being with the children as

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they’ll gain from being you so have a

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great time namaste

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