Help celebrate teamwork and friendship by practicing some of these partner yoga poses for kids.
Have each partner sit facing one another on the mat with their feet touching. They will grasp hands. One partner will lean backward while the other one leans forward over their straight legs. Continue to slowly seesaw back and forth. This exercise is great for working the core and stretching the hamstrings.
Open Heart: Each child should stand behind a partner with one foot back, one foot forward, and knees slightly bent while holding their partner’s wrists. The partner in front leans forward and shines his or her heart forward while the other partner helps support them.
Raindrop: Each partner lies 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.
Double Boat: Have each partner sit facing each other with knees bent and toes touching. While holding hands, they lift their legs. To help with balance, the bottoms of their feet should be touching. Then the partners, if able, straighten their legs and lean back slightly as if in a “V” shape.
Partner poses involve working together to accomplish a goal and that is fun and rewarding. It builds trust and confidence. These partner yoga poses for kids can be done in school, or in a home setting. My own family enjoys trying them together and can be modified for different ages and sizes.
For more yoga partner poses please check out Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Kids or our popular Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.
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The Power of Partner Yoga Poses
If I ever had my own bookstore, I would love it to be just like this! Plot Twist Bookstore is such a cozy and charming gem. Our new kids yoga mats fit in perfectly and the kids had so much fun learning new yoga poses and playing games. If you are ever in the area, it is definitely worth a stop!
Go Go Yoga Kids Class at Plot Twist Bookstore.
Here is a peek at our fun kids winter yoga sequence at Athleta over winter break.
What fun we had making Snowflake Salutations, sledding with our yoga mats and making Gingerbread men. That was just the beginning! There were so many plush snowballs to select from which featured a different winter yoga poses to learn and practice. We became snowball buckets, snowballs, ornaments and holiday trees.
It is great to work together to accomplish a goal and we did that with our partner poses of Icicle and Snow Castle. We also loved the game Blizzard in the Forest which is perfect in our winter yoga sequence for working on balance and concentration
Find out how to play this yoga game and much more in our bestselling Go Go Yoga for Kids books.
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Holiday Kids Yoga Poses Video
Want to see a video of this Go Go Yoga Kids class in action? Check out it here.
Celebrate National Yoga Month With Kids and Partner Poses:
If you can master these and want to try even more, check out the bestselling Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Kids for many more poses, partner and group pose ideas.
For even more of a challenge try the 30 Progressive Poses with our Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.
Raindrop Partner Pose
See Saw Partner Pose
Double Boat Partner Pose