6 Poses for Mother's Day Yoga with the Kids

6 Poses for Mother’s Day Yoga with the Kids

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Whether you work outside the home or inside the home, being a mom is priceless. May is for mothers (and mental health). How will you spend Mother’s Day?

  • Some moms like breakfast in bed.
  • Some moms like brunch.
  • Some moms like a weekend away.
  • Some moms like a spa day.
  • Some moms like handmade cards and gifts.
  • Some moms like fancy jewelry.
  • Some moms like yoga with the kids.

Mother’s Day yoga with kids is a fantastic way to breathe, move and celebrate together! Here's a simple and fun yoga sequence tailored for kids to enjoy with their moms:

1. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana):

  • Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together, knees bent out to the sides.
  • Hold your feet with your hands and gently flap your knees up and down like butterfly wings. What color is your butterfly?

2. Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar):

  • Start standing tall, reach your arms up high to the sky (Mountain Pose).
  • Bend forward and touch your toes (Forward Fold).
  • Step one foot back into a lunge, then the other foot, coming into a plank pose.
  • Lower down onto your belly, then lift your chest up for Cobra Pose.
  • Push back into Downward-Facing Dog.
  • Step or jump your feet forward between your hands, returning to Forward Fold.
  • Reach your arms up high again, then lower them back to your sides (Mountain Pose).

3. Partner Yoga Poses:

  • Sit facing each other with your legs extended. Hold hands and gently lean back, using your partner's support to balance in Boat Pose (Navasana).
  • Alternatively, try Partner Tree Pose: Stand side by side and each place the outside foot against the inside thigh of the other, forming a "double tree.”

4. Heart-Melting Hugs:

  • Stand facing each other and give each other a big hug, squeezing tightly.
  • Feel the love between you and your mom as you hold the hug for a few breaths.

5. Flower Breath:

  • Make a flower with your hands open touching your pinky fingers and thumbs.
  • What kind of flower is it? What color? Smell the flower and blow the petals by wiggling your fingers.

6. Savasana (Cloud Pose):

  • Lie down on your back, close your eyes, and let your body relax completely.
  • Take a few deep breaths together, feeling calm and connected. Keep the energy light and joyful, encouraging laughter and playfulness throughout the practice.

It's never about perfect poses but about enjoying each other's company and celebrating the special bond between moms and kids. Happy Mother's Day!

P.S. We’ll show you all these poses and more. Celebrate mom with us on Sunday, May 12 at 10:15am at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.


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