There are times when you may not have time to do the full yoga session outlined above. Possibly, your child may feel tired or weak, or does not want to practice yoga on a given day. Instead of completely avoiding the yoga practice, consider trying one of the shorter yoga sequences outlined below. These sequences, although abbreviated, are still very beneficial. The shorter sequences help your child stay supple and flexible. In addition, it is important to practice consistently to get the full benefit of yoga practice.
It is better to practice three times per week for ten minutes than to practice a full forty-five minute session once a week. In addition, it will help keep your child's practice consistent if he knows he cannot get out of the exercises just because he may not "feel like it." We grouped some of the poses that we feel flow well together. You do not have to adhere strictly to the exact poses or the sequence of poses. However, end each session with Child's Pose and Corpse Pose for final stretching and relaxation.
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