Exercise 17 from Yoga Mindfulness Book
Tools: No prompts needed
Albatross Pose or Virabhadrasana III
Don’t give up if you find this pose difficult on your first try. It can be a tough pose to get used to, but it has many important benefits, including balance, coordination, and strengthening of your leg and back muscles.
Start by standing tall. Then, shift your weight to stand on one leg.
On an inhale, slowly bend your torso forward and squeeze your shoulder blades together while extending your arms and the other leg behind you.
Imagine that you are an albatross gliding through the sky.
Note: To make this pose even more challenging, try extending your arms out in front of you. If your child struggles with their balance in this pose, you can support their hands, as shown in the picture. After some practice, their balance should improve to the point where this is not needed.