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!
Arctic Animal Yoga
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!
Tree Pose – Move your arms above your head like moose antlers!
Airplane Pose – Flap your arms like an owl!
Walk with your knees together or with an object between your knees!
Lay on your stomach. Place your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Pull your body along the floor by moving with your arms.
Downward Dog – Make husky noises!
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.
Upward Facing Dog
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
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.
Bicycle Pose – Think of being a running wolf and howl like wolf!
Get Your Own
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 2 versions of Arctic Animal Yoga available for you! Both versions have the same poses, but different presentations. This gives you the option to choose which version will work best for your setting or go with both versions!
Grab this set of Arctic Animal yoga poses with REAL kids in the pictures doing the poses. Pose like 14 different Arctic Animals. This set includes cards with picture and full descriptions along with full sheet printables with the matching pictures. Grab these in the shop or at TpT.
Some of these arctic poses are also available in the Interactive Animal Yoga game along with Woodland, Farm, and Jungle poses. These games can be played anywhere that you can use PowerPoint. Play them on the computer, iPad, interactive whiteboard or smart television! You will be amazed how engaged the kids are. Get them at The Shop or Teachers Pay Teachers.
Get more yoga ideas with more themes on Pink Oatmeal!