Beginners Yoga for Children: Fire Mudra

Mudras are hand and finger movements that can be practiced any time, anywhere. Nonetheless, it is recommended to practice them sitting, or in one of the following three yoga postures: easy, diamond, lotus, or half-lotus. Practice five to fifteen minutes with the older children; a minimum of ten deep breathing cycles through the nose for the younger ones. Don’t expect them to replicate perfectly. Make sure your child is relaxed; the pressure applied on the fingers must stay light. Eyes must be shut or looking directly ahead, breathing free.

This gesture restores physical strength, mobility, and vigilance; helps eliminate bad cholesterol; and benefits children who are sensitive to cold by keeping their body warm.

  1. Sit in easy pose, cross-legged.
  2. Turn the palms of your hands upwards. Bend the tips of your ring fingers so they touch the bases of your thumbs.
  3. Softly bend the thumb over your ring fingers, keeping the other three fingers of both hands extended.
  4. The hands can now rest on thighs or knees.
  5. During practice, concentrate on the solar plexus.

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