It's that time of year when we hide easter eggs around the yard and interact with our beautiful children.
Here are some yoga poses you can do with your kids while enjoying the holiday:
1. Pretend to be a Chick or Duck – Squat Pose
Come down to a squat with your knees apart and bend your arms, pretending they are the wings of a duck. Then try waddling and quacking like a duck.
2. Pretend to be a Puppy – Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Step back to your hands and feet in an upside-down V shape, with your buttocks up in the air, and stretch like a puppy.
3. Pretend to be an Easter Hat – Table Top Pose
Come to an all-fours position with your fingers spread out and palms flat on the ground. Ensure that your back and neck are in a straight but neutral position. Your shoulders should be over your wrists, and your hips should be over your knees while the tops of your feet are flat on the ground. Pretend to be an Easter hat blowing in the breeze.
4. Pretend to be a Baby Lamb – Cow Pose
On all fours, look up, arch your back, and open your chest. Pretend to be a baby lamb munching on hay and say “baa.”
5. Pretend to be an Easter Bunny – Hero Pose with Bunny Breath
Come to rest upright on your heels with your palms resting on your knees and take four to six short breaths then a long exhale.
6. Pretend to be a Ladybug – Child’s Pose
Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest on the floor in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body, and take a few deep breaths. Pretend to be a ladybug in the garden.
7. Pretend to be a Baby Turtle – Extended Child’s Pose
Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, place the palms of your hands flat out in front of you, and take a few deep breaths. Imagine being a baby turtle resting on a rock.
8. Pretend to be an Easter Lily – Flower Pose
Sit on your buttocks, keeping a tall spine, then lift your bent legs while balancing on your sitting bones. Weave your arms under your legs with your palms facing up. Pretend to be a blossoming Easter lily.
9. Pretend to be an Easter Egg – Egg Pose
Balance on your buttocks while hugging your knees to your chest.
10. Pretend to be an Easter Basket – Boat Pose
Balance on your buttocks with your arms and legs straight out in front of you in a V shape. Keep a straight spine and open chest. Pretend to be holding Easter eggs on your belly as if you were an Easter basket.
11. Pretend to be a Butterfly – Cobbler’s Pose
Sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your legs like the wings of a colorful butterfly.
12. Pretend to be a Rainbow – Bridge Pose or Wheel Pose
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms down alongside your body, with your palms flat on the ground. Tuck your chin into your chest and keep your spine straight. On an inhale, lift your buttocks to create the arches of a rainbow.
Happy Easter to all!