In kid yoga land, side-plank is often called rainbow pose. We start in plank, or kid-lizard pose, with hands under shoulders and toes curled under, like we're about to do a push up. I like to see how straight and strong kids can be in their planks and encourage some big breaths here. Rainbow practice is also a great time to introduce the chakras since they correspond with the colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet.
You can weave all of these poses
together into a springtime yoga class for kids, or practice one or two, in yoga class or at home. Bring in flowers, pictures of poses and their namesakes, ask kids what other poses feel like spring to them (how about Bunny Breath?) Celebrate the sun, energy and big inhale of spring!