What it is – If you are looking for a quick activity that challenges your students both physically and mentally, Eagle is a great pose to try. It’s fun for younger students as they learn to balance, but also difficult enough to keep your older students interested.
Why we love it – Eagle pose has several benefits including the cross lateral movements help to improve concentration. It also helps to strengthen the ankles and calves, while it stretches thighs, hips, shoulders and upper back. Try this pose when the students need a mental break to refocus their energy and attention, such as immediately after changing classes or activities.
How to do it – Try this modified Eagle Pose with your students:
For people who don’t have perfect balance, it’s helpful to start with their foot on the floor in a tip toe position.
Little kids will love relating this to the eagle bird, and incorporating bird motions. Older kids will like this pose for the challenge!
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