September is National Yoga Awareness Month!
Physical Activity Guidelines for Children
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
What to do to get - and keep - children active?
The Basic Yoga Poses
Like a tree, this pose grounds you. It improves balance and strenghtens your legs and back.
A comfortable sitting position to prepare for meditation. Relax your body and focus on deep breathing.
This pose stretches the legs and torso and loosens the hips. It also promotes deep breathing.
This pose stretches the hamstrings and chest. It also allows more blood flow to your head.
This pose strengthens the lower back and triceps. It adds flexibility to the spine and promotes better breathing by opening up the chest.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Institute of Health and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (2013). Yoga: In Depth. Retrieved from https://nccih.nih.gov/health/yoga/introduction.htm