Slide is a pose that stretches your stomach and the front of your neck as well.
-So first start by sitting on the ground with your legs out in front of you
-Now lay on your back with your legs straight
-Put your arms on the ground and your palms should be facing the ground
-Now, arch your back so your belly is going to the sky
-Put the top of your head on the ground
-The back our head should try to touch your back
-If this hurts too much then keep working on it and if it still hurts don’t put your head so far back and just work up to being able to do that
-While doing this inhale 3 times and exhale 3 times
*Have fun while doing this and make sure that it does not hurt too much!
I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Warrior pose is one of those yoga poses that everyone talks about. It stretches the hips, strengthens the core (which is one of the best things even kids can do for injury prevention) and helps to build self confidence. On top of that it helps with balance.
And this can be a really fun pose! It’s kind of like a morning stretch, and sort of like something a cat or dog might do. And if kids learn to do it right they can learn to do lots of other poses right. From this pose lots of other poses are done.
When you’re teaching your kids how to do Warrior remember, it’s always easier if you can make it fun. Tell a story when you are teaching this, have them make believe they are reaching for fruit from a tree, ask them to pretend they are leaning forward, into a very strong wind.
Here is a set of instructions you can use to teach your child how to do this pose. Remember to keep in mind being safe, and don’t ask your child to do anything that is painful for them or that they complain about being too uncomfortable.
- So start with your arms by your side and feet at hip length apart.
- Now, step your right foot forward and keep your foot facing forward. Your back leg is straight and turned to the side.
- Bend your knee and your knee shouldn’t be too bent! Bring your arms all the way up. Your palms should be facing each other. Make sure your shoulders are down. Your back should straight as a stick.
- Now inhale for 3 seconds and exhale for 3 seconds. Do that 4 times!
This might be kind of hard at first, but after a few times it will get easier. You’ll notice you can stretch a little further and you can reach a little higher. Even if it’s hard just keep practicing it. Don’t hurt yourself. Do this pose to the point that it’s comfortable. Each time you will be a little stronger, a little more flexible. Be persistent and keep working at it…this is such a great pose you will definitely use it later in your practice.