When things get a little hectic in the holiday season – why not practice one of our favourite calming and balancing poses the ‘tree pose’.
All children love this pose and what is great is if you can get them to see if they can count how long they can hold it for – the longer they can balance the calmer they will be.
Make sure they focus on something that isn’t moving to help them balance.
To finish take a short ‘Santa relaxation ‘– making sure that he will have lots of energy to be able to deliver all the wonderful treats that he has for children everywhere.
After Santa relaxation a wonderful extension of this calm space is to imagine how they would look if they were a Christmas tree and how they might decorate themselves.
After drawing themselves in the tree pose they can begin to create themselves sparkling with lots of fabulous decorations.
Simple creative tools – Paper, pencils, colour pencils or textas and maybe some glitter pens or gold and silver.
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Karen Wightman is the founder of Creative Yogis. She is an experienced, local and international children’s yoga instructor, yoga teacher trainer, and children’s art teacher.
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