Indoor Recess Survival Guide With Yoga Stations

Indoor Recess Survival Guide With Yoga Stations

Cold weather is keeping kids inside during school recess this winter. With recess and PE time already being decreased in schools, this definitely is a growing concern. Kids need to have the opportunity to move and be active during an otherwise mostly sedentary school day. Instead of turning on a movie or staring at an Ipad try some fun Yoga Stations.

Try these 5 easy to implement Yoga Stations for the next indoor recess to get your kids fit, focused and flexible. Yoga stations are perfect for school and home and require no materials. Set up your 3 Yoga Stations in your classroom or home, turn up some music and have kids rotate stations every five minutes.

Station 1: Plank Pose Challenge

In one corner of the room have students partner up and take turns holding the perfect plank position with a straight line from head to feet. Their partner can watch the clock for 15 or 30 seconds. Have them switch positions and slowly work up to one minute.


Station 2: Tree Pose

Balance needs to be practiced in order to be maintained. Tips on holding that can be ttree posericky tree pose is by focusing on a spot on the ground that is not moving. Bring your foot to your calf and hands at heart center. As you become more steady, try bringing your foot to your thigh and your hands overhead.



Station 3: Warrior 2 Jumps

Kids love this and is a great way to get the heart pumping and healthy. Stand strong in Warrior 2 with arms outstretched and front leg bent. Try jumping and switching directions and landing in Warrior 2. It is almost like snowboarding, but much warmer!

Station 4: Down Dog Push Ups 

We have all done push-ups and feel the effects in our arms. Down Dog push-ups work not only your arms, but also increase the length of hamstring muscles. While in Down Dog pose move your arms in a push-up form. You probably won’t be able to get as close to the floor, but students will work their arms and legs in a whole new way!

Station 5: Human Knot yoga game

This is a perfect opportunity for kids to work together in a small group to accomplish a goal. Stand in a circle and grasp one another’s hands across from you. Try to untangle yourselves without letting go of hands. This requires patience, communication and some flexibility. It is a great way to build teamwork in your home or classroom

With these simple exercises, kids are working together on balance, focus, core strength while getting their heart healthy and happy! Those are all good things for home or school!

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The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards Go International

The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards Go International

Go Go Yoga for Kids is thrilled to announce the launching of the Kids 

kids yoga challenge pose cardsYoga Challenge Pose Cards internationally! Now you have the option to purchase directly from our store, Amazon.com or Amazon.uk.

The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards will challenge you and your kids with balance, flexibility, mindfulness, and more. This yoga cards for kids deck includes 40 poses including partner poses, confidence building pose mantras, and fun games to play together using these cards.

The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards Include:warrrior 1

  • 40 progressive yoga cards for kids including partner poses
  • Empowering pose mantras for beginners and meditation
  • Poses rated from 1-5 stars based on levels
  •  Easy to follow poses to create many original yoga flows
  • 15 Bonus Games to play using these pose cards
  • Tested and proven yoga poses to bring most Double Boatmental and physical benefit
  • Takes only minutes each day to gain lifelong skills and health benefits
  • Comes in a fun drawstring burlap bag

Read what others are saying about the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.

The Go Go Yoga for Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards are an excellent product for parents, teachers, and kids yoga instructors alike! The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the cards can be used in so many different ways. My kids just love practicing the poses, and we can’t wait to try the suggested games. These cards are a great companion to Sara’s book but can also be used on their own. Highly recommend!!cards with bag

–Erin Leach

These cards are awesome! Simple, kid-friendly pictures and an inspiring statement to go with each card. I used these in my Kindergarten classroom and was able to quickly and easily teach a handful of poses. There is a card with suggested ways to use the cards and suggestions for games to play with them, too. Will purchase more sets of these to use as gifts and give to fellow educators and parents.

–Kate Virgil

Find out more about the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.

The Updated Expansion of the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards

I am thrilled to announce the updated expansion of our popular Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards. This card deck now features 40 Yoga Poses with mantras and partner poses.

Check out the video below to see some of the highlights. Right now the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards with 40 yoga poses are only found in our store. The set of 30 can currently be on Amazon.

Many of you have asked and will be happy to know that I am currently working on International Distribution through Amazon. Stay tuned!

Yoga is Not About Perfection

Yoga is not about perfection; it is a lifelong journey. By introducing yoga to children it gives them the skills they will have for life. Build those skills with a few simple breathing exercises and yoga poses while having fun with it.

Winners of the New Kids Yoga Picture Book Announced

Congratulations to  Jodi and Meghan, the winners of our giveaway and copies of the new picture book Downward Mule.

These kids are all nailing their Warrior 2 poses and we couldn’t be more impressed. We love seeing kids try out yoga anywhere and anytime.

If you are looking for more great kids yoga resources and books. Check out our tried and true kids yoga resources, read-alouds, and lesson plans here.

You can get your own copy of Downward Mule here.