On 21st June, it is International Yoga Day. It is a day to highlight the importance of Yoga and its benefits for our mind and body. The following provides a list of free printables, activities and templates that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.
About International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day, also known as International Day of Yoga has been celebrated across the world annually on June 21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had suggested the date of June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
- Tunnel Swim - Encourages children in sensorial exploration, freedom of movement and artistic expression through animal movements.
- Body Talk - Encourages children to explore creative expression through talking with their bodies.
- Transport the Frog - Encourages children to develop flexibility and strength.
- Airball - Encourage children to learn to use their diaphragms and abdominal muscles to control exhalation.
Yoga Poses For Children Posters - The Yoga Poses For Children Posters illustrate 16 different yoga poses/asanas for children to practice. Each poster demonstrates the child's yoga pose/asana, followed by the yoga pose name in English and Sanskrit.
Chakra Posters - The Chakra Posters provide information on the 7 main chakras, what they are and explanations for each. Chakras are an area in the body connected with life energy. A chakra vitalizes a physical body and is associated with interactions of a physical or mental nature.
Deep Breathing Posters - The Deep Breathing Posters provide instructions on different types of breathing exercises for children. Breathing exercises provide a number of key benefits for children including reducing stress and increasing positive thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
Mindfulness Activity Cards - The Mindfulness Activity Cards have simple instructions for children to follow. These mindfulness activities will help children feel calmer and happier through simple muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, and listening activities. It's a great way to get children to settle.
Yoga Colouring Pages - The Yoga Colouring Pages are for children to colour, paint, or collage.
Yoga Pose - On 21 June it is International Day Of Yoga. To celebrate this Yoga Pose template can be used to show how the service implements yoga for children and incorporates it within their day.
Yoga Day - Meditation - To celebrate International Yoga Day, the "Yoga Day - Meditation" template can be used as a Portfolio Template to show how the setting had implemented Yoga on this special day.
Yoga Tree - For services involved in Yoga practices with the children, you can use the Yoga Tree template as a Portfolio Template to showcase how Yoga is implemented during the day.
- Yoga Asanas For Children - The following article provides easy yoga asanas that will benefit children and help them to remain healthy.
Benefits Of Yoga For Children - Children need a way to manage stress and anxiety and one form of practice is teaching children yoga. The following provides information on What Is Yoga, the Benefits of Yoga, Teaching Children Yoga and more.
Yoga has a variety of health benefits for children including improving balance, alignment and coordination with the practice of postures and helps children develop a positive image of their body and an awareness of how to look after it. For children with behavioural issues, yoga can improve their impulses in a positive direction and provides them with an outlet as a way to manage their behaviour.
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