Posts Tagged ‘Bow Pose’

More kids

February 9, 2016

Kids approach yoga with great enthusiasm; it’s more like play than practice!

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Tadasana, Mountain Pose. Stand at attention! Cecillia Danson sent pictures of her nieces Daisy Blair, age 7, and her little sister Doris Blair, 5 years old. They were playing in Cecillia’s yoga room in Umeå, Sweden.

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Vrksasana. The trees are waving at you. Can you wave back?

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Adho Mukha Svanasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana. Down and up, and up and down!

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Chatturanga Dandasana — push, push, push!

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It’s more fun when we do it together! Aileen Kingerlee, from Kerry, Ireland, ran a week long yoga camps for kids during the summer at the Muckross Traditional Farms in Muckross National Park. They started each day with a yoga class, then spent the day out in nature, bread baking, butter making, milking cows, etc. Later, they did quieter poses, finishing with Sarvangasana. They each had their own yoga journal in which they wrote and drew about their day and their favorite poses.

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Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Upside-down Tree Pose Facing the Wall. Climb your feet up the wall.

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Kick up into this safety version of Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Upside-down Tree Pose.

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Upside-down Tree Pose with the feet together.

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… and spread the legs wide!

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Setu Banda on the Ropes. The world looks funny when you’re upside-down!

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Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana on a chair. This is what chairs were made for!

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Dhanurasana, Bow Pose. Anaya, 9 years old, and her sister Isya, 4 years old, love yoga.  It’s fun to rock back and forth…

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….. to push up from the floor: Urdhva Dhanurasana, Upside-down Bow Pose….

Fern in Urdhva Dhanurasana with arms up. Photo by Suzy Dodd.

… and to feel your hair tickle your toes. Fern in Kapotasana with arms up. Photo by Suzy Dodd.

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Bekhasana. Balancing is fun, too. This boy is strong!

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Savasana. And now it’s time to relax.

Thanks to everyone who has sent me photos of their kids who were inspired by my book, Watch Me Do Yoga; please keep sending them in. I try my best to correctly credit all the photos, but if I’ve forgotten your child’s name, please send it to me, and I’ll update the post.

© 2016 Bobby Clennell.

Yoga stories

January 5, 2013

Watch Me Do Yoga: a how to story

"Here's what we do first…"

Ada in New York is helping her daddy, Neil, practice yoga. “Here’s what we do first…”

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“…and this comes next. Are you ready, daddy?”

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‘Now stand up straight and tall,’ like in the picture.” Photos by Simone Leonhardt.

Kid love yoga around the world:

Watch Me Do Yoga

Helena and Irene Ortiz are ready to do yoga in Columbia. Photo by Ilse Bedolla.

River Paryankasana

River does Paryankasana, or “Fish-Rockets-to-the-Moon Pose” in Corte Madera, California. Photo by Jory Serota.

Dhanurasana or Bow Pose

Honoka, Ayane and Yu practice Dhanurasana, or Bow Pose, in Japan. Photo by Sachiko Willis.

To fold, or to roll? That is the question:

Layla cleans up after a class at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in New York. “Time to put the mat away.”

I'll just fold it up.

“I’ll just fold it up.”

Help, mom!

“Help, mom!”

This is hard to carry.

“This is hard to carry.”

I'm not having trouble.

Olivia Pham, in Tucson, Arizona, likes to roll up her mat. Sent in by her aunt, Ellen Huang.

Cats have all the answers.

Cats have all the answers.

Keep sending your pictures!

© 2013 Bobby Clennell.