Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Yoga Poses

Every day we end our gym class with yoga like stretching.
I've posted before about our yoga but since then we've been adding more poses.
Our school has a big gym with a sliding wall so it can be divided to share.
One day the grade 7s were in the other side and their teacher, who also attends StrongStart,
asked if they could join us for stretching.
The 7s are in the back, against the wall.
These two were showing them how it was done.
I was quite impressed that the grade 7s weren't shy to get down
and participate.


  1. Looks like wonderful fun! Have you ever heard of combining yoga with stories? The children do yoga poses that help retell a story that the teacher tells. So you could tell a story about a child going for an airplane ride, and then climbing up a tree, etc., and then use some of the same poses that you used in the video above.
    Neat activity!
    Heidi Butkus

    1. Hi Heidi, most days I do have them move through the poses as a story. We're flying in the airplane and we look down and see a swamp with alligators. The alligator is trying to catch a butterfly. As the butterfly flies away he hears a bummble bee buzzing. The bumble bee flies under the bridge...and so on.
      Vanessa who taught me this yoga has taken many books and put yoga moves to them. That will be my next goal once the families feel relaxed with the poses. Since I'm a drop in program I'm always getting new families.
      Thanks for your comments.

  2. Looks like so much fun!! Just visited your blog for the first time...I love it!