These flexibility exercises are perfect as an introduction into yoga. They also work on your child’s flexibility, “oil” the articulations, and maintain their muscles. They should be practiced in a relaxed environment, without straining. You can use your imagination and add head movements (yes, no, perhaps; etc.) or shoulder swimming, etc.
This pose strengthens and loosens the child’s neck.
Sit with your legs shaped like a diamond, i.e. legs bent and sitting on your heels. Gently tip your head forward so your chin touches your torso. Then gently tip your head backward so the back of your head touches the top of your back.
Turn your head to the right, then to the left. Gently tip your head to the left so your left ear touches the left shoulder. Then tip it to the right so the right ear touches the right shoulder. Repeat three to five times, gently and slowly.
Move your head successively: to the front so your chin touches your torso; to the left so your left ear touches your left shoulder; backwards so the back of your head touches the top of your back; to the right so your right ear touches your right shoulder. Switch sides. Repeat three to five times on both sides, slowly and gently.