Birthday Parties

Partner Yoga Moves For The Whole Family

As adults, we sometimes forget that we’re not the only ones experiencing stress — our little ones can feel it too. Practicing yoga and meditation can provide real, concrete benefits for kids and families dealing with the stressors of everyday life. By emphasizing the importance of being truly present, yoga can foster a new sense of peace during the chaos.

Benefits include: stress reduction, strength development, enhanced communication skills, anger management and confidence building, to name a few. At The Little Yoga House we recommend consistent practice in a group class or at home.

Yoga and mindfulness can seem daunting and a bit unfamiliar for families who have never practiced before, so we’ve put together a list of a few easy poses to practice (and play!) together in the comfort of your own home.

See our full post on partner poses at Photo Credit Dos Mundos Creative.

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Partner Twist

Twists are a great moment to slow down and breathe together!

Come to a comfortable seat facing your partner and smile! Both partners lift your left hand to the sky.

Reach your lifted arm across your body and rest it on your knee.

Both Partners reach your right hand behind your back and around to the front for your partner’s left hand as you twist slightly to the right.

Take a deep breath in as you sit up tall, then breathe out as you twist deeper to the right while holding hands. Release and try it on the other side.

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Partner Boat

Partner Boat pose is a core strengthener and builds trust as you balance together.

Face your partner, sitting with your knees bent in and your toes touching. Grab on to your partners wrists.

Keep your feet glued to your partners, and Slowly use your core muscles to lift up one foot to eye-level.

Lift the second foot to meet it, keeping your knees glued together. Sit up tall and thank your partner!

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Shooting Star

Shooting star is an awesome stretch for the hamstrings, and when you reach over your head with the arms you will feel a side body stretch as well.

Sit next to your partner (side by side with feet aligned) and extend out your inside legs (so together they are like 1 big leg.) Bend the other knee and place the bottom of your foot into your inner thigh.

Reach our inside arm long and grab for your partner’s toes.

Extend your other arm to the sky and hold your partners hand.

Tip your arms and upper body towards your toes and enjoy the stretch.