Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
This is a simple yet powerful yoga pose for good posture and increased height. It even strengthens the core and leg muscles as well as reduces flat feet.
This basic standing pose is a great foundation for other yoga poses.
Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
Chair Pose is another easy one for children to learn. When done properly and consistently, Chair Pose strengthens muscles, develops core strength, protects the knee joints from injury, improves breathing, and stretches the shoulders and chest. It is also beneficial for those with a flat feet.
Chair Pose for yoga Utkatasana
Stand in Mountain Pose with your feet slightly apart.
Exhale and bend your knees as if you were sitting in a chair.
Extend your arms above your head, with your palms facing each other.
Hold this pose for 30 seconds.
Inhale, straighten your legs and stand up straight.
Exhale and lower your arms to your sides.
Repeat 10 times, once daily.
In the beginning, you can have your child do this pose against a wall or lift their arms parallel to the floor instead of above their head.
Rag Doll Pose (Uttanasana)
This is a fantastic pose for preventing injury and your child will enjoy it just because of its name. It helps release tension in the neck and shoulders, stretches leg muscles and relieves stress. It also calms the mind and makes the child feel refreshed.
Rag Doll Pose for yoga Uttanasana
Stand up straight, with your arms extended above your head.
Exhale, bend your body forward and allow your arms to fall toward the floor.
Let your knees bend slightly and gently sway your head and arms from side to side.
Take deep breaths, allowing your arms to sink closer to the floor.
After a few minutes, slowly roll back up to standing position.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
When it comes to the best yoga poses for children, you simply cannot ignore the Child’s Pose. This is a restorative pose that helps release stress.
It also stretches the muscles of the lower back, hips and thighs. In addition, this pose has a calming effect on the central nervous system.