One of my favorite YouTube clips of little kids doing yoga is from Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga. Being inspired to try it out, I made some suns and used them in my OMazing Kids Yoga group at the JD McCarty Center. It was OMazing how a prop as simple as a paper sun helped the kids get both arms up, to imitate breathing out “loud/fast” vs. “soft/slow”, and to stretch by moving their suns in different directions. Here is a PDF of the suns I used : small and large suns printable for Sun Stretch & Breath – yoga or you could have kids draw & cut out their own.
YouTube video – Full of Joy Yoga kids – Sun Breath: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYJ7s-nwa24
Thanks Lani for adding some sunshine to my kids yoga! You can follow her blog at: http://fullofjoyoga.blogspot.com/, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Full-of-Joy-Yoga/284744186246 or find her online at http://fullofjoyoga.com/.
I’m passing the sunshine along to you so you can share the joyful sun 🙂
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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Hi! Thank you for this 🙂 I thought I remembered there was a sun to color with affirmations on this post/ for this activity ? Was it with a dirrent activity/post? If it was taken down can you tell me where to find it?
Thank you – Kendra
Hi Kendra – I went to great lengths to attempt to locate the original source of the pic when I saw it as an uploaded pin on Pinterest but could not. After I shared it on Facebook I received a rather harsh post from the author claiming I had taken her copyrighted work. I always go to great lengths to share original sources & give credit. You will see that if you check out other posts I have done. So I apologized but did not intentionally mean any harm. That is why I deleted the FB post & the image from this blog post. At this point I do not plan on sharing the author’s name or that of the book.
Another great sun pic: http://larkmiller.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/happysun.jpg
thanks for posting!