Pajama Day is a great way to break out of your routine and use the silliness to incorporate teaching moments into your lesson plan. It is a perfect tie in for bedtime yoga. Here are three of my favorites bedtime yoga activities:
My family would recount this true Christmas Story about me for years. I was teased about it to the point where I never wanted to hear it again. So I laughed to myself when I decided to use it as a theme in yoga class with the kids this week. True stories can help you connect with kids and give you a theme for your yoga class. like this one where kids learn to calm themselves when they are over-excited.
I found this drawing by a student who was probably about eight when she drew it. She’s well into high school by now. It’s a picture of her “Worry Tree.” During relaxation we imagined a big tree where we put all our worries before we enter into our relaxation garden. She’s got a long list of worries. It may surprise you to see the kind of things that worry this kid.
By: Sir Dr. Siegfried L. Explosion esq. the 9th of Blackburn (age 16)
*name withheld so I can make up a cool pseudonym* Earlier this evening, I tried something different. For the first time in my life, I attended a yoga class. Why might I try to exert myself physically, you might ask,
The Kundalini Kid! Check out this News Story from Fox News: Seven Year Old Sensation The seven year old boy in this news story has grown up around yoga. Obviously he’s watched many a yoga class over the years from his birth to “almost eight years old.” But the story also reveals what [...]