Wellness - Sports/Fitness | 3-6 yrs

Animal Yoga Poses For Preschoolers

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Parents want to ensure that their children grow up to be healthy and fit. And as many experts will tell you, Yoga is the way to go when you are looking for a long-term fitness regimen. What better time to get children practising Yoga than when their bodies are still supple?

You will be happy to know that there are several animal poses that you and your child can do together. So, ask your child what her favourite animal is and then make her pose like it.

To get you started, here's a list of some easy-to-do animal poses. Children will have a good time doing these poses and once they form the habit of practicing Yoga, they will also reap several health benefits. Flip through the pages of this ClipBook to get more information.

Why Yoga Poses Are Named After Animals

Ever wondered why so many yoga poses are named after animals?  Did you think cat pose, downward dog, monkey pose, and eagle pose were just cute translations from Sanskrit used to popularise yoga in Western society?  The ancient yogis found imitati...

Animal Yoga Poses For Kids: From Lion To Frog

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Marjariasana (Cat Pose)

Practising this pose will help you and your child improve your digestion. It is also a good way to relax the mind.

How To Do The Cat Stretch Pose

Marjariasana or the cat pose needs you to start with Vajrasana and then arch your back to pose like a four-legged animal. Watch this video and do it along with your child.

Balasana (Mouse Or Baby Pose)

The Balasana is also known as 'Child's pose'. The health benefits of practising this pose includes strengthening of muscles in the hips, ankles and thighs, a strong back and improved circulation of blood.

How To Do The Mouse Pose

Child's pose or Balasana is a bend, which stretches and releases the spine and lower back. Watch this video to learn how to make your child do it.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana or the cobra pose will help you and your child achieve flexible muscles n the chest and abdominal areas. It also helps you get strong arms and shoulders.

How To Do The Cobra Pose

Bhujanganasa or the cobra pose requires you to raise your torso in the position a striking cobra takes while raising its hood. Learn how you and your child can do it.

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog Pose)

This asana is highly relaxing to the mind and will help you and your child build a reservoir of energy. It also in creases the capacity of the lungs by strengthening the muscles around the chest area.

How To Do The Downward Dog Pose

While the downward dog pose may look difficult to do, it is actually easy to do when you follow these instructions. Watch this video to know more.

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