Yoga for Kids: Celebrating Summer with Sun Salutations
Monique is with us today to show us how we can enjoy doing sun salutations with the little yogis in our lives…
Happy summer! I hope it is off to a good start for you.
Whether you enjoy a laid back, do-what-you-feel kind of pace or are a bit more scheduled with your days just as full as every other day of the year, we can all benefit from even a few moments of turning our focus inward and heightening our awareness of self. Even our children.
Sun Salutations are a way of honoring the life-essential sun and a are form of meditation. For the average non-Yogi person, like me, it is a fabulous way to slow down, be mindful, and notice the positive effects of breath and movement working harmoniously to create a positive flow of energy and sense of balance. My children and I love to start our days this way!
Here are a few variations of Sun Salutations, in slightly increasing degrees of difficulty. As you try them with your child, move slowly and smoothly and breathe fully through your nose. Repeat them several times or as many as you like.
Wishing you a happy, sunshiny day from the inside out!