Daily activity 66: Yoga

June 22, 2020

This week’s theme:

The Mysteries of Exercise

This week’s colouring in sheet:

Download and print this week’s colouring sheet here.

Fact of the day:

21st June is International Day of Yoga. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing.

Resources list:

Grace’s video, chair; Youtube, paper and pens.

Activity 1:

Watch this Superhero Yoga video made by Grace, and follow the movements to learn how to feel like a superhero.

Activity 2:

Try some seated ‘Adaptive Yoga’.

Activity 3:

The different moves in Yoga have weird and wonderful names: Boat, bridge, cobra, cat, child, dog, triangle, peacock, moon, lotus flower, tree, warrior, mountain, hero, cow, camel, fish, bow-and-arrow, eagle.

Can you come up with your own actions for each of the names? Can you draw them all in a big yoga doodle page. You can share your drawings with us on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Can you come up with a story, or song, that incorporates the different words; for example… I took a journey in a huge boat to the Bermuda triangle, in the sea I could see leaping silver fish as shiny as the moon, and on the shore I could see huge mountains covered in trees, etc… Act your story out wearing different costumes and using different props!

Activity 4:

Listen to some ‘Yoga Music’. How does it make you feel? Practice some steady ‘Yoga breathing’ with deep, steady breaths in and out in time to the slow and peaceful music.