A Butterfly Yoga Flow For Kids

Earlier this month, I represented Backyard Yoga for the first time at a public event: our community's Butterfly Festival.  While I typically steer clear of participating in festivals of any kind, I was not willing to pass this one up.  Butterfly Festival is a local event put on by Family Services, a local non-profit whose mission is to "Help Families Fly".  How could I not get involved?

To fit in with the festival's theme, I created the Metamorphosis of a Butterfly flow; now I'd like to share it with all of you!

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The Butterfly Flow

  • Find your "leaf" and tuck into an egg (child's pose).

  • Take some deep breaths as you feel the warmth of the sun on your back.

  • Start to wiggle around and POP out of your egg, reaching up to the sky.

  • Stretch your back up high (down dog), ready to look for something yummy to eat.

  • Drop your belly low (up dog) and begin to crawl like a caterpillar.

  • Repeat a few times, sending your back up high and then dropping your belly down low.

  • What did you find to eat?

  • With your belly full, walk your feet forward and start to tuck into your coccoon.

  • Pull your feet together and squeeze your legs together, hugging your knees and tucking your head.

  • Take a few deep breaths and feel the warm sun on your back.

  • Slowly start to wiggle and reach out of your coccoon.

  • Sit back and let your wings (knees) fall open.

  • Flap your wings a few times. How do they feel?

  • What color is your butterfly?

 

Enjoy sharing this practice with the kiddos in your life!

~Namaste~

Peace + Play

Erica