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Yoga Poses for Kids: Turtle Pose

January 06, 2023 2 min read

Yoga Poses for Kids: Turtle Pose

Turtle Pose For Kids

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Enjoy your body as you move through this pose that allows you to experience a range of human emotions from calm and inward to excited and outward.

The yoga pose

This week, we go over the Turtle Pose. Inspired by the patient turtle, this pose increases mental focus and stretches the arms, back, and legs. This pose looks like a turtle withdrawing into its shell!

Yoga Poses for Kids: Turtle Pose

Yoga Pose: Turtle/Tortoise
Ages: Young kids to teens (great for younger kids to foster focus and calmness)
Mantra: I am Calm

Turtles are strong and resilient. Did you know that turtle shells are what makes them unique and protects them from the environment?

This pose is great for children who feel overwhelmed, stressed and need some time to focus and relax.

When emotions are running high, think about the calm and patient turtle and withdraw into your inner shell.

Love these poses? They come from the Spring yoga lesson plan!

Grab the Spring Yoga lesson plans and yoga cards here!

Spring Yoga Lesson Plan cards show flower, turtle, and rainbow pose

How to:

  1. Sit with your legs stretched out, legs flat and knees bent (Modification, put the bottoms of your feet together)

  2. Place the palms of your hands flat on the floor. Take a few deep breaths.

  3. Then, bending forward at the waist, begin sliding your arms under your legs

  4. Time to get into your shell - fold forward and face the ground.

  5. Hold this pose, take deep breath and settle in your turtle shell. Imagine you are a turtle, swimming through the vast ocean.

Benefits:

  • Promotes calmness and focus

  • Stretches the arms, legs and back

  • Opens the hips

 

Love kids yoga?

Try this kids yoga class video - animal yoga for kids

featuring Miss Lara

For early childhood ages 2-6

 Discussions to have after practicing kids yoga poses:

How does your body feel after doing that pose?

Where do you feel strong?

Where do you feel flexible?

What was your favorite part of doing that pose?

If you could do any yoga pose, what would it be?

If you were a yoga teacher, how would you teach the pose?

 

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