Beginners Yoga for Children: Sitting Pose – Bound Angle (Butterfly)

Practice with your child. Just like the standing postures, the sitting postures usually become more appealing when practiced as a game. For example, while in upward plank you can let a ball roll down the child’s back.

This pose stretches the child’s spine, backs of the thighs, groin, and knee muscles. It also improves the flexibility of the ligaments and of the muscles in the pelvis area.

1. Sit with your legs extended in front of you, feet together.

2. Bring both feet as close to you as you can, soles anchored on the floor.

3. Keeping your feet together, open your legs as much as you can. Join your hands and place them around your toes. Keep your spine straight.

4. Hold the pose as long as you can while breathing deeply several times. Repeat three times.

5. Dynamic variation: after you have held the pose long enough. move your legs up and down like the wings of a butterfly.

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