Yoga Mindfulness Book
Exercise 12 from Yoga Mindfulness Book

Tools: No prompts needed

Ages: 2+

Airplane Pose or Vasisthasana

This pose challenges your ability to stay focused, which is so important for kids. The airplane pose strengthens your wrists, forearms, shoulders, and spine, and also tones your abdominal muscles while improving balance.

  1. Bend your knees and place them on the floor. Move your left knee a few inches to the left, bringing it in line with your left wrist.
     

  2. Then extend the right leg and shift your weight onto the left hand and left knee; the left shin will now be parallel or almost parallel to the short end of your mat, with the instep of the right foot touching the floor. Reach the right arm straight up, keeping the shoulders stacked.
     

  3. Make a noise like you are a flying airplane. 
    Challenge your kids to move and look up and down.
    Then do the same on the other side.

Airplane Pose or Vasisthasana
Other Poses