Sibling rivalry? Not with yoga! 10 reasons to practice together
I was already practicing Yoga with the children, but I decided what if I really focused on using this practice to strengthen their connection, fill their emotional cup and help them communicate with each other better? Honestly, anything was worth a try and I was so happy when the plan I put together started to work! Instead of being a referee I was able to see them enjoying time together, working together as a team, and playing together nicely in a way that worked for their age gap. And like I always say - what we practice on the mat, we can bring off the mat.
In this post I will share 10 reasons siblings should practice together plus 3 must know poses to practice together!
10 surprising benefits of Yoga for siblings!
Three poses for siblings to practice together
Practicing partner poses together is a great way for children to bond, work together as a team, communicate both verbally and non verbally, and have some fun! Try these 3 fun poses together.
Partner Boat Pose - Sit facing each other and hold hands. Place your feet together with bent knees. You may like to see if you can straighten the legs and lift them up to make a sail, or just keep them bent. You can also just practice doing one leg at a time. See how long you can hold the pose while laughing and encouraging each other.
Breathing Buddies - Sit back to back and take deep breaths together. Imagine inhaling love and exhaling calm.
Supported Camel Pose - Come down on to your knees, facing one another. Hold on to each others forearms so that you can support each other. Then start to lean away from each other from the upper body, taking your gaze up to the ceiling. Take it gently, and be sure to warm up the body before this one.
When do your children get on the best with each other?
What activities bring your children closer together? Comment below!
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