Kids love partner poses! They are fun to do and equally impressive to watch. Partner yoga poses for kids and working together as a group to accomplish a goal is fun and rewarding. It builds trust and community while building confidence. It is helpful to have someone near similar size for some of the partner poses, but partner poses can definitely be modified.
Fun partner yoga poses for kids that can be done anywhere and anytime:
Double Boat: This partner pose looks absolutely stunning and impressive when done correctly. Have each partner sit facing each other, knees bent and touching toes. Have them hold hands and lift legs. The bottoms of their feet should be touching as this helps with balance. Then the partners, if able, straighten their legs and lean back slightly as if in a “V” shape.
Raindrop: Each partner lays on their back with their heads touching. With their arms at their sides, they raise their feet above their heads to touch to make a giant raindrop.
I also like to call this pose a Fall Leaf or Hershey Kiss for Valentines Day kids yoga classes.
Double Down Dog:
Kids love try the Double Down Dog Partner Pose, but it is one that must be demonstrated and taken slow. I like to have the students practice their own Down Dogs quite a bit before moving into this partner pose.
I like to use the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards to help demonstrate the partner yoga poses. It is a great way to provide a visual while talking about the partner pose.
The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards include 40 yoga poses, partner poses, and an additional set of 10 yoga games to play with the cards. Learn more here.
You can also find partner yoga poses with our Kids Yoga Challenge App found in the App store.
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