If you are looking to bring a bit of festive spirit to your
classes, or just want a fun way to keep the kids active
over the holiday season, then these poses are a great
place to start. Give yourself the gift of a yoga practice
this year before the festivities begin, or use it to keep
calm during the busy period.
Begin standing with your feet together and come up onto your toes. Slowly lower
yourself down into a squat, squeezing your buttocks to open your hips as wide as you
can. Lift your arms above your head and join your palms. Hold for 5-10 breaths.
Begin in a high plank position and lift your right arm and right leg. Keep your hips
lifted and buttocks squeezed. Hold for 5-10 breaths, release back to plank and repeat
Start in a crouched position with your forearms on the ground in front of you.
Snuggle your knees into your armpits, engage your core, and lift your toes off the
floor. Balance here for 5-10 breaths and lower yourself back down to the ground.
Stand tall in Mountain Pose. Then stand on one leg, reach the opposite leg out
behind you, place the outside of your foot into your hand, bend your torso forward
with your arm out in front for balance, and arch your leg up behind you.