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Yoga Poses - Birds And The Bees Facet Good For Tots

Submitted by on July 23, 2009 – 1:48 pmNo Comment

Whoever said that children are too small to know about the birds and bees stories. Yoga is great way to make the child have a feel of the particular animal, insect or bird form while at the same time improving attentiveness, taut and supple muscle tone and a flexible spine.

Yoga Positions

The Owl pose can be accomplished by making the child sit down with his feet crossed with hands close by to the body and the palms of the hand touching the floor. The head is to be then turned from one side to the other stopping when the chin is just above the each shoulder. Effort can be made to turn the body around once in a slow thrusting-propelling way with the help of the hands as one moves from one shoulder to the other.

The bird pose can be exacted by making the child sit erect with the soles of feet touching each other and hands clutched together behind the back. One can start by drawing the blades of the shoulders together in slow fluid motion while keeping the head pulled back, staying in the position for some moments and then releasing the shoulders to the normal position while bending the head forward, repeating the process a few times.

The Butterfly pose can be followed by remaining seated with erect spine, soles of the feet joined together forming a triangular shape and the hands laid on the ankles. Now in a fluttering movement resembling a butterfly, flap the legs in an upward and downward motion with unhurried conscious movements.

Children can enact the Cricket pose by sitting down with erect back, feet soles in contact with each other or sitting with feet crossed and hands placed on ankles. Now, one needs to bend the neck sideways in such a manner that the ear touches the shoulder on each consecutive side, keeping the head in straight position for some time while moving the head from side to side, repeating this on many occasions.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an effectual stress buster which is best enjoyed when you incorporate this healthy ritual in your everyday life. The child can practise these steps on a pad, mat or carpet after adequate counselling with one’s doctor/ yoga practitioner before introducing the child on any kind of exercise program.

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