Seal Pose helps to relieve stress and improve focus, stretch and strengthen the spine, back, core, chest, shoulders, and arms.
**Remember to practice breathing deep breaths and see if you can hold each pose for 4-5 breaths, if you are comfortable doing so. Make sure to invite your grown-ups to watch you do the pose. You can also practice repeating one of Wuf Shanti’s Mantras while you do the pose because part of yoga is also to clear your mind and think happy thoughts. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be gentle with yourself!
Mantra: Smile and the world will smile with you.
- Lay down on your tummy, and slide your hands down along side your hips turning your fingers out to the side.
- Gently hug your elbows into your ribs as you lift your head and chest by pressing your hands into the earth.
- Arms are straight and strong.
- Pick a pretty spot in front of you to focus on, and remember to think happy thoughts. You can make a seal sound too if you want to have some more fun.