Before you begin this session please read and listen to our Introduction to Yoga with We Be Kids.
In this session we work to warming the body in preparation for the Crow Pose arm balance and learn a little about our intelligent crow friends. Imagine your arms as wings, your hands and fingers as talons and your nose and mouth as a beak....ta da we are much more like our winged friends. They gain the joys of a birdseye view and a higher perspective on all the land below as crows prefer open landscapes edged with tall trees, however have adapted well to suburban areas too. #yoga #family #familyyoga #familyactivity #kidsactivity #childrensyoga #childactivity #wellbeing #positivewellbeing #nature #kindness #weather #natureconnection #mentalhealth #forestschool #birds #selfawareness #fun #crows #crowpose #movethatbody
Whilst using this yoga resource to inspire learning, know you are helping you and your family's wellbeing:
1) Get Active - yoga may not be running a marathon but regular practice will reap many benefits to the physical and mental bodies. Enjoy moving the body through the different postures as you consider the importance of having a safe place to deal with overwhelming emotions.
2) Keep Learning - Learning new postures and how to achieve them slowly and safely in terms of knowledge is as important as simply having a go. To create successful achievement we often need both information and faith in our ability to do it by having a go. Crow pose can also be about facing our fears, and sometimes people can be nervous of moving into the full balance, so take your time, there really is no rush, acknowledge how you feel, build your strength and learn to both trust in yourself and be ready to pat yourself on the back for achieving whatever you do today.
3) Be Mindful - Not everyone is the same, encourage your family but be mindful to know that we also want them to listen in to themselves and to trust themselves and know their own limits (not where perhaps we 'think' they should be) - when they are ready to take flight, they will. Listen carefully to your own body too, each time you practice, and tune in to how you feel during every end of session relaxation.
4) Practice Kindness- Only ever practice with kindness to yourself in your movements, no pushing or forcing - EVERY practice is different and our bodies will feel the postures differently every time but yoga should never hurt. Look after yourselves - there is only one unique you.
5) Think Community - Practice this session with your community at home and spread the word online.