Farm Animal Yoga is a great way to be creative and interact with your toddler or child. There are no rules- just have fun. I have a couple of animals I teach but then I let the kids create the rest or just guide them when they have a idea.
On the top picture, Arabella and I are doing Down Dog. The picture below, Isabelle is doing a flamingo. She came up with the idea of doing a flamingo, I showed her how to do the legs and then she bent forward and flapped her wings. Both of these moves are a great stretch and wonderful for balance.
We also created what a cow, chicken, horse, frog, cat, donkey, snake, giraffe and sheep might do. With the cow, we got on all fours and arched our back with a big sway in our back like a cow has. The cat is the same position but rounding your back like a cat does when he gets scared. The donkey and horse were kind of like the picture at the top but we walked around. Frog, we got into a deep squat and hopped around. The sheep were on all fours and added a BAAA to it. With snake we laid on our tummies and pushed up with arms to get a nice back and ab stretch. Giraffe, you stand up real tall and stretch your neck out as much as you can.
Again, no rules. Just have fun!
-Tara : )