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
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!
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!
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Arctic Animal Yoga Story
Take these pose ideas and use them in an arctic animal movement and yoga story.