Alphabet Yoga

It’s getting to be that time of the year, where I start thinking back to school!  One of the basics we all learn in school is the alphabet.  It’s an essential!  Learning the alphabet doesn’t have to be boring, but really fun and active.  This can be done by incorporating the alphabet with yoga!  Movement is essential to learning so why not start with the alphabet? I’m so lucky to be sharing my alphabet yoga as part of the Active Learning: Brain Building Through Movement series hosted by The Inspired Treehouse!  A group of awesome bloggers are sharing great ideas on how to make learning active.

Alphabet activities! Alphabet yoga is an awesome way to add physical activity to your home, classroom or therapy. The kids are so engaged with each letter and it is SO MUCH FUN! Alphabet yoga is awesome for the classroom, morning meeting, physical education, PT, OT, SLP or at home!

Alphabet Poses

Each pose represents a letter from the alphabet.  Modify the poses as needed.  Let the kids enjoy the yoga and be creative with their poses. This is just one of the ways that movement can be added to the alphabet.  Check out more letter recognition activities that promote movement.  Save time, money, and effort and get all of your alphabet yoga activities created for you and ready to use in the shop now.

A = Airplane

Airplane Pose – Hold still or move your arms side to side.

B = Bicycle

Bicycle Pose – Pedal fast and pedal slow.

C = Cat

Cat Pose – Add another C and combine it with the Cow Pose

Alphabet activities! Alphabet yoga is an awesome way to add physical activity to your home, classroom or therapy. The kids are so engaged with each letter and it is SO MUCH FUN! Alphabet yoga is awesome for the classroom, morning meeting, physical education, PT, OT, SLP or at home!

D = Dog

Downward Dog Pose

E = Elephant

Forward Fold – Add the elephant trunk by clasping your hands together and swinging your trunk.

Alphabet activities! Alphabet yoga is an awesome way to add physical activity to your home, classroom or therapy. The kids are so engaged with each letter and it is SO MUCH FUN! Alphabet yoga is awesome for the classroom, morning meeting, physical education, PT, OT, SLP or at home!

F=Flower

Flower Pose

G = Gorilla

Forward Bend – Let your arms touch the floor and hold or sway side to side and walk like a gorilla!

H = Half Moon

Moon Pose

Alphabet activities! Alphabet yoga is an awesome way to add physical activity to your home, classroom or therapy. The kids are so engaged with each letter and it is SO MUCH FUN! Alphabet yoga is awesome for the classroom, morning meeting, physical education, PT, OT, SLP or at home!

I = Ice Skater

Dancer’s Pose

J= Jack Rabbit

Squat on the floor with your weight on your toes. Spread your knees as far apart as you can. Make sure your hands are in between your knees on the floor. Hop up into the air and repeat.

K = Kite

Kite Pose

L = Lion

Lion Breath – Add a roar!

M = Monkey

Chair Pose – Shift your weight side to side and make monkey noises!

N = Night

Corpse Pose – Gaze at the night sky, relax, and breathe!

O = Octopus

Lotus Pose – Move your arms at your side like an octopus!

Alphabet activities! Alphabet yoga is an awesome way to add physical activity to your home, classroom or therapy. The kids are so engaged with each letter and it is SO MUCH FUN! Alphabet yoga is awesome for the classroom, morning meeting, physical education, PT, OT, SLP or at home!

P=  Pig

Happy Baby Pose – Roll in the mud like a pig!

Q = Queen

Chair Pose – Think of sitting on your throne!

R = Rock

Child’s Pose

S = Ship 

Boat Partner Pose

T = Tree

Tree Pose – Try it on both sides!

U = Umbrella

Mountain Pose – Add in opening up your umbrella and hold it above your head!

V= V Pose

(Partner Pose) Lay flat on the floor. Rest your arms at your side. Touch your feet together with your partners.  Make sure you are laying at an angle to make a human V.

W = Whale

Bow Pose

X = X Pose

Stand with  your feet wide apart. Reach your hands out to the side as far apart as you can. Remember to keep your body nice and tall. Don’t forget to breathe!

Y = Yo-Yo

Stand tall with your feet flat on the floor and shoulder width apart. Squat down, but don’t let your knees go in front of your toes (make sure you can see your toes when you squat). Stand back up. Repeat like a yo-yo going up and down.

Z = Zebra

Cow pose – A great pose to use on it’s own and with a cat pose.

See It In Action

One of several fun ways to use Alphabet Yoga Cards and Printables is to work on letter and name recognition skill.  Check out the name recognition activity below! 

Alphabet Yoga

Love this idea, but just don’t have the time to put it all together?  I don’t blame you!  At Pink Oatmeal, it’s all done for you! 

How great would it feel to have alphabet movement activities created for you and ready to use now?  Plus, feel confident knowing that you are adding physical activity to the learning process. Get your set of Alphabet Yoga Cards now, not only are you saving time, money, and effort, but you are providing your kids with much needed physical activity.  Check out all of the Alphabet Yoga Options from Pink Oatmeal now!

 

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Looking for more yoga ideas?  Check out my Zoo Yoga, Sea Yoga, Farm Yoga, Circus YogaTransportation Yoga, Rainforest Yoga, Woodland Yoga, Desert Yoga, Summer Yoga, Pet Themed Yoga, and Camping Yoga!

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