Feel the Yoga With Purva – May 2017

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Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses
Love is in the air and now is the time to let your heart shine. Yes, flowers and candies are a lovely thought for adults this season, but it is also a good time to open up your heart and show acceptance and compassion for others.

These heart-opening exercises are especially beneficial for kids and adults who spend the majority of their day slouched on the desks at school and work, or with their heads bent over screens and books. These exercises take only a few minutes, and will help improve one’s posture and release back and neck tension. It will create openness in one’s body as well
mind.

1. Bow Pose : Lie on your tummy, bend your knees and lift your chest up. Reach your arms back towards your toes and hold onto your feet.

Let your heart shine!

2. Camel Pose : Get into this pose slowly and feel your heart open. Get on your knees, lean back slowly, and place your hands on your lower back or ankles. Tilt your head back, open your chest and
breathe.

3. Bridge Pose : Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms alongside your body, tuck your chin into your chest and lift your back to create a bridge.

Show these kid-friendly heart opening yoga exercises to the little ones you care about and give your own body some love by trying the same. These poses will help you open your own heart and mind, and by practicing them with kids you will also help them let their heart shine.

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