It’s a disconcerting time for all at present, one major disruption is the Schools closure due to Covid-19. If you're looking for Home School ideas why not try some daily Yoga for Young Un’s.
TREE POSE FOR CHILDREN
Have you ever tried to stand as still as a mountain or as tall as a tree?
Yoga poses are exercises which started in India hundreds of years ago. They make our bodies strong and stretched at the same time as making our minds still and quiet. They can help us stay healthy, happy, fit and free from worry or distraction.
Let's start with TREE POSE.
One of the languages in India is called Sanskrit, in Sanskrit the word tree is “Vriksha” and pose is “asana” so Tree Pose is also sometimes called Vrikshasana.
Stand with your legs squeezed together.
Take your right leg away, bend it and place it as high up your left inner leg as possible.
Stretch your arms high to the sky.
Silently count, how long you can stay still for?
Then try the other side.
Imagine you are a tall tree with deep stable roots.
Your feet are your roots, your body is your trunk and your arms are your branches.
At first your tree may feel wobbly but try it every day and watch it grow stronger and more steady.
Eventually you’ll be able to hold you tree still and steady for a very long time. Your mind will also become still and steady and you won’t even need to count, all you’ll be aware of is your breath.