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Coping Technique of the Week- Yoga poses for kids

May 4, 2020

Evidence shows that forming healthy habits through yoga, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning helps kids to:

  • Increase physical strength, and flexibility

  • Manage emotions (self-management)

  • Understand the emotions of others (empathy)

  • Build confidence inside the classroom and out

  • Form a positive self-concept

  • Know how to access tools like breathing and positive affirmation in crisis moments

Here are two yoga poses with directions for the Cobra and the Tree Pose that you can try at home. For more information and more poses, you can search for children's yoga poses or you can go to: