Join me for a variety of fun yoga and mindfulness videos to help your kids and the whole family get fit and stay fit - both physically and mentally.
0:00 Betsy the Banana | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure
A short & sweet yoga adventure all about a Banana called Betsy! 🍌She wakes up to find she's been granted 3 wishes by the Butterfly of wishes! 🌟🦋🌟I wonder what our brilliant banana friend will do with them? What would YOU do if you had 3 wishes? 🤔
12:00 Thought Bubbles | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids Here's an easy way to learn about our thoughts! They're a bit like bubbles - they come and go! And they make us feel things like happy or sad or worried or calm...
Have fun understanding how your thinking works - and learn that every thought just passes by, like a bubble.
18:43 Crescent Moon | Yoga Pose Universe - Crescent Moon Pose (or a Banana!) gives us a lovely stretch all the way up our sides. It's also great for giving us more space to breathe as well as better posture and core strength!
20:18 Bowl Pose | Yoga Pose Universe - Have a go at the kids yoga pose, Bowl Pose! Bowl Pose is great for stretching the whole front of our bodies, and for opening our shoulders and chest - and for giving us lovely strong muscles in our backs! Remember to breathe in as you lift up! Also known as Bow Pose in grownups yoga or Dhanurasana in Sanskrit!
21:35 Dancer Pose | Yoga Pose Universe - Let's learn Dancer Pose - a special challenge for learning how to balance. This pose is great for opening up the front of our chest and shoulders and strengthening the legs and ankles. Don't worry if you wobble or fall over - it's all part of the fun! Top tip - try to focus your gaze on one point in front of you as you balance!
The music in this video is Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, composed in 1892.
23:04 Betsy the Banana | Namastories - This is the story of Betsy the Banana in words and pictures. Just like the yoga adventure, Betsy gets three wishes - and the one that makes her happiest includes her family. Here's a challenge...There are LOTS of words beginning with the letter B in this story - can you count them all? Namastories are like video picture books and all the drawings are done by Nick Hilditch who draws the Cosmic Kids characters in all of our adventures.
26:12 SUPER YOGA! | Ocean Party - A 5 minute fast-paced yoga-based workout for kids. Get the wiggles out and build your knowledge of all the kids yoga poses. A fun challenge for memory, coordination and information processing. We see the pose picture come down the screen and land in the bubble-o-meter. We do the yoga pose and hold it for the amount of time it takes to get the precious points! There's always a mad moment of some kind in the middle and at the end we lie down to enjoy receiving all the goodness of our exercises! Ahhhh! Bliss.