The other night, Zephyr picked the book “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle as one of the books for me to read him before bed. I have used many of the Eric Carle books for yoga, but this one I hadn’t used in a really long time. Zephyr and I thought it would make the perfect kids yoga class for his preschool class where I was teaching the next day. It also fits in perfectly with all the gardening and beautiful almost summer weather around here. It also gave me an excuse to teach the kids how beneficial spiders are for our yards and to just leave them and let them do their thing- eating all the pests like flies and mosquitoes! It was a great lesson, but not without a few moans and groans from the Kindergartners I taught later that day- there is LOTS of web spinning happening and they were getting tired! The preschoolers loved it though.
7)goat pose: We jump on rocks like the goats do in the story. We jump our hands and feet up at the same time and try to land on all fours.
14)owl pose: squat down with arms behind you, open your eyes wide and move your head from side to side with a loud “whoooooo! whooooo!”