Arctic Animal Yoga

It’s that time of the year again when we have to get all bundled up to go outside.  Honestly, it’s been a really nice fall/early winter around here.  We don’t even have snow on the ground!  This is rare for Minnesota.  I’ll be honest, I don’t care if we have a white Christmas.  I’m one of those people who is perfectly happy with “warm” conditions.  In Minnesota, warm is above 32 degrees.  That being said, I know that it won’t last and we will have plenty of arctic blasts sent our way.  We always do.  It makes it perfect for doing arctic yoga.  There are tons of animals of the arctic that can easily be turned into yoga poses!

Kids yoga with an arctic animal theme! Fun for any arctic animal unit. Perfect for winter gross motor. Use in the classroom, home, or therapies! #arcticanimals #preschool #grossmotor #yoga

Arctic Animal Yoga

Arctic animal yoga is a fun way to incorporate movement and yoga poses in.  Don’t let the word yoga scare you.  Anyone can do arctic animal yoga.  If you love them be sure to check out our arctic animal yoga cards with everything you need to make arctic animal yoga fun and easy for your kids! 

Polar Bear Pose

Walk on your hands and feet – Take a big breath and add a ROAAAR!

Snow Goose Pose

Dancer Pose – Try on both sides!

Moose Pose

Tree Pose –  Move your arms above your head like moose antlers!

Snowy Owl

Airplane Pose – Flap your arms like an owl!

Puffin

Walk with your knees together or with an object between your knees!

Walrus

Lay on your stomach. Place your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Pull your body along the floor by moving with your arms.

Husky

Downward Dog – Make husky noises!

Beluga

Bow Pose

Reindeer

Start seated on the floor with your back straight and legs in front of you. Pull your right knee towards your body and place it over your left leg keeping your foot flat on the floor. Twist your body towards your right side. Place your left elbow on the outside of your right knee. Let your right hand relax behind you. Repeat on the opposite side.

Harp Seal

Upward Facing Dog

Lemming

Lion Pose 

Arctic Fox

Start out on your hands and knees. Reach your right arm in front of you. Reach your left leg behind you. Hold. Repeat on the opposite side

Arctic Hare

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.

Arctic Wolf

Bicycle Pose – Think of being a running wolf and howl like wolf!

Get Your Own Arctic Animal Yoga

Do you love the idea of arctic yoga, but don’t have the time to get it all together? Don’t worry Pink Oatmeal has you covered!  Get all of your arctic animal yoga plus a BONUS arctic animal story book created from these poses!

Arctic Animal Yoga Story

Take these pose ideas and use them in an arctic animal movement and yoga story.

Arctic animal movement activities. Fun yoga and movement ideas to go with an arctic theme. Great for your polar unit, arctic unit or to use as a brain break. A fun gross motor and motor room activity as well. Great to use all winter long!

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