Skip to content
Blog

Yoga Stories

Yoga Stories and Activities include pretend stories and meditations, as well as asanas (body postures or poses), routines, and mantras (or rhythmic chants)

Series Navigation<< Pretend StoriesEpic Stories >>

Yoga Stories and Activities include pretend stories and meditations, as well as asanas (body postures or poses), routines, and mantras (or rhythmic chants).  They are a powerful way to support learning in a wide variety of skill areas, such as improving movement patterns and spatial concepts, social interactions, emotional regulation, and language and literacy skills.

Using some of the basic tenets of yoga, these activities and stories promote breathing, relaxation, and meditation.  They provide a way to connect with others, while also facilitating self-regulation, creativity, and self-expression.

Yoga stories are typically written with others (including peers) and shared together orally as a series of asanas, specific yoga routines, or chanting mantras. The stories can also be written out and “performed” as someone reads the story. The names of the poses often are referred to by animal names (downward dog, butterfly) that inspire children to create a story.

Read more about using yoga to support language and literacy development.

Explore these examples of Yoga Stories with Essential Components:

Click on the links or images below to watch the video examples.

Chalkboard with text   Forest of evergreens

Purple yoyo Clip art of person rowing a boat

Return to Playing with Words homepage.


SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Jasmyn in her cap and gown, with her cane and holding at teddy bear, at Kutztown University
Blog

Studying to be a Braille Transcriptionist

Blog

End of the Year Checklist for Teachers

Uno braille playing cards with large print
Activity and strategy

Games for Students with Visual Impairments