Our Senses

Yoga Time

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    < 1 hour

  • Mess Level
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    A Little Messy

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    easy

Question and Wonder:

  • How can you tell where your body is without looking at it?
  • When you jump, how do you know where you will land?
  • How can you tell if you are standing on carpet, grass, or a hard surface? Can you tell without looking? What senses can you use?
  • Why is it easier to stand on two feet than just one?
  • Why are these poses named what they are?

Imagine and Design:

  • Which of these poses do you think will be the hardest to do? Why?
  • What other poses do you think would be fun to do?
  • If you were to design a yoga routine, what poses would you use?
  • What would you name them?

Test and Discuss:

  • How did doing these make you feel?
  • Did you guess correctly which would be the hardest?
  • Try doing them with your eyes closed. Did this make it harder? Why?
  • Does it make a difference if you do these on a soft surface instead of a hard one? Why?

Did you Know?

Proprioception is the sense of where your body is in space and this information is transferred through muscles, joints and bones.

The vestibular system helps with balance, feeling the direction and speed of movement and remaining upright against the pull of gravity.

Yoga is a great way to develop and improve these senses.

Yoga is one of those great ways for young children to develop a sense of body awareness and control. Plus, yoga is relaxing for both brain and body!

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