Who says yoga isn’t fun??

Just finished a small but cozy Radiant Child Yoga training in Toronto.  Jyoti Bajaj, RCY trainer and owner of The Yoga Kids, came in to share some of her work with children. We played some fun new yoga games, which, with Jyoti’s permission, I am sharing here:

Islands and Oceans:  The floor is the ocean, and the mats are the islands. One island is washed away to sea after each pose, so everyone has to figure out how to do a pose on less and less space until they are all crowded on one island.  Keep your feet out of the ocean ocean or you might be taken out to sea!

Another great game we played was Green Light, Red Light, a variation on a game similar to “mother, may I?”.  Everyone tries to get close to the front while the leader calls out, “green light, green light…yellow light (time to get into a pose)…red light!  Everyone has to be completely still in a pose when the leader turns around.  Good exercise for the body and the strategizing mind!

Thanks to Jyoti and the group of wonderful new Radiant Child Yoga teachers for a great time in Toronto!

By | 2016-12-28T21:22:00+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Children's Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga, yoga, yoga games|3 Comments

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Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site

3 Comments

  1. ELVIRA YOGA November 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    rEALLY FUNNY. tHANK YOU TO SHARE THIS WITH US- eLVIRA (aRGENTINA)

  2. November 2012 | childrensyoga November 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    […] Just finished a small but cozy Radiant Child Yoga training in Toronto. Jyoti Bajaj, RCY trainer and owner of The Yoga Kids, came in to share some of her work with children. We played some fun new yoga games, which, with Jyoti’s permission, I am sharing here: [Click here to read full blog post] […]

  3. Bradlee November 21, 2012 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Hi Shakta! I tried out the games and they were highly successful! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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