While the thought of trying to fit yet one more thing into the day might be overwhelming, following a simple sequence of yoga poses can be a great way to help kids wind down at night or even get them moving in the morning. Certified yoga instructor Katie Schwartz, with UW Health’s Center for Wellness, offers a simple sequence to help kids get moving in the morning, or wind down at night.
A few tips when performing the poses:
- Make sure you have enough space to stretch out without bumping into anything
- Listen to your body – if a pose doesn’t feel comfortable, don’t force it
- Hold each pose for three breaths before moving to the next
- It isn’t a race to finish – move slowly and stay relaxed