Partnering with Girl Scouts

5 Dec

1200px-Girl_Scouts_of_the_USA.svgLast night I got to hang out with some awesome seven and eight year old Girl Scouts to work on a yoga badge. I offered storytime yoga for a number of years as a children’s librarian and the troop leaders asked if I could help them out.

 

I wanted to focus on empowerment and body image and strength (all things that coincide with yoga really nicely). So here’s what we did:

Sun Salutations

 

Read aloud: One by Kathryn Otoshi

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Discussed the story and talked about what makes us feel strong and what we’re good at doing and being.

Strength Poses:

  • Mountain Pose
  • Warrior I
  • Warrior II
  • Warrior III
  • Mountain Pose
  • (repeat for balance)

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Read aloud: Zero by Kathryn Otoshi

 

Discussed what we like most about ourselves and what makes us awesome

Relaxation Poses:

  • Bridge
  • Happy Baby
  • Pull Right/Left Knee to Chest
  • Deep Breathing with quiet music

 

Although the kids had a TON of energy, I hope they got a little something out of fun program – about what it takes to strong, kind and classy woman!

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