Do you find it difficult to make your active pre-schooler fall asleep? Yoga can help her release her pent-up energy. So make your child perform these calming and restorative yoga poses recommended by yoga expert Shikha Rakheja.
Butterfly pose: Make your child sit on her buttocks with her spine erect, make her bend her legs such that she places the sole of her feet together. Ask her to gently flap her legs like a butterfly.
Downward facing sheepdog: Make your child bend forward at the hips with her palms flat on the floor. Ask her to step back with her buttocks up in the air and stretch like a sheepdog.
Sea turtle pose: Ask your child to sit on her heels and bend forward to rest on the floor with her arms stretched out. Ask her to take a few deep breaths while she pretends to be a sea turtle.
Eagle pose: Make your child stand tall in mountain pose and then ask her to wrap one leg around the other. Then ask her to bring her arms out in front and wrap it together on the opposite side of the legs while slightly bending the knees. Repeat the steps.
Mindful breath: Ask your child to bring attention to her breath as she goes through the yoga poses. Encourage your child to focus on having fun on the movement and not on the perfectly aligned yoga poses.