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AFRICAN SAFARI ANIMALS YOGA POSES FOR KIDS

Pretend to take a journey to Africa – maybe you pack your bags, take a taxi to the airport, and take a plane to Africa. Once you’re there, jump into a safari truck and head out to see animals in the wild.

Try these African safari animal yoga poses below (specifically sequenced to invite flow from one pose to the next). Have fun on your African adventure!

Stand tall in Mountain Pose, inhale, look up, and raise your arms straight up to the sky. Then exhale and bring your arms back down alongside your body. Repeat the inhale, raising and lowering your arms, for a few breaths. Pretend to be a tall giraffe.
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Stand tall with legs hip-width apart, feet facing forward, and straighten your arms alongside your body. Take your right foot back, keeping your ankle bent at a thirty-degree angle. Place your hands on your hips, ensuring that your back is flat and that you are looking straight ahead. Then slowly bend forward as if your hips are a hinge, keeping a flat back and a long neck. Lastly, bring your hands to your shins, ankles, or the ground, depending on what feels comfortable, all the while checking that your spine is straight. Pretend to be a zebra getting a drink.
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Stand tall in Mountain Pose. Then stand on your right leg, reach your left leg out behind you, and place the outside of your left foot into your left hand. Bend your torso forward, with your right arm out in front for balance, and arch your leg up behind you. Pretend to be a graceful ostrich. Switch sides and repeat the steps
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Philosophy - Enjoy this thinking game - a good one to play with brothers and sisters!

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